Help! My 9 yr old jardine parrot laid 2 eggs

by Karen Ann
(Bronx, NY)

My 9 yr old jardine parrot laid 2 eggs and she doesn't have a boyfriend. What do I do?

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Jul 02, 2012
Parrot laid 2 eggs
by: Tracie

This is not totally unheard of, many birds lay eggs without a mate. Since they are not fertile eggs, if she is not wishing to sit on them, throw them away. If she does show an interest in sitting on them, then make sure they are not cracked, and then allow her to sit on them until she is not interested in sitting.

If your bird is eating a diet of high quality pellets like Harrison's or Roudybush pellets for 80% of it's diet, then you don't have to worry about egg binding. If your bird doesn't eat pellets, or is eating pellets that are colored or full of chemicals, then keep an eye on her. If she seems to be sitting and straining or not pooping properly, then Find an Avian Vet to take her to right away.

You can attempt to keep your bird from going into breeding mode by limiting the amount of daylight hours to simulate winter. We would put our bird in a travel cage in the evenings and put her in a dark quiet room to stop her from laying eggs.

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