Help!!! Rainbow lorikeet laying eggs

by Kris
(Brisbane QLD Australia)

Hello!! I have a 2 year old female rainbow lorikeet.. The last few days she has been making a very strange clucking sound, to my surprise the next morning when I uncovered her there was a egg in the corner of her cage. I left it there because she was very defensive about it an wouldn't let me put my hand in her cage (very unlike her) this morning when I uncovered her there was a second egg.......she has been very very quiet which is unusual as she is rather vocal.

Is there anything I can to do stop her from laying eggs? Should I change her diet? Is there anything I need to look out for?? :( rather uneasy I'm always checking on her as I'm slightly scared something is going to happen....she doesn't have a male mate so these eggs will never hatch. Do I throw them out? Any help would be fantastic.

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Oct 29, 2016
Rainbow lorikeets
by: Anonymous

help i went to look in my rainbow lorikeets cage because i thought they had eggs and i was right they had 3 but a couple of days later when i was feeding them agian i check on the eggs and now they is only to at first i thought they ate them but i don't know can someone please help me i am only 14 and i took these birds over from my pop when he died and he didn't tell me anything

Editor's note: They probably ate them. You might search the Internet for how to care for the birds, this will be helpful.

Oct 20, 2016
HELp
by: Anonymous

My lorrikeet layed her egg and i found put that ahe broked it might have fallen from her nest. Afterwards i saw her laying doen d ground and felt weak i immediately took her and transferred to a smaller cage till she can stand again i saw her feet so weak like she had a stroke is it normal?? Please give me advise on what to do

Editor's note: I'm sorry, but it does appear she had a stroke. If your bird is not eating 80% high quality pellets, they risk injuring their health and becoming egg bound.

Oct 12, 2016
Strange lorikeet behaviour
by: Evie

My female rainbow lorikeet wants me to mate with her and it clicking constantly trying to lay eggs. She has given me hunted of eggs 10 years, how do I make this stop? Please help.

Editor's note:
Please read our Chronic Egg Laying article for information on caring for birds that lay eggs.

Our avian vet suggests that lorikeets eat nectar, both dry and wet, a few pellets (about 50%) and lots of fresh fruits and vegetables. He suggests Harrison's pellets, if you can find them where you live. This ensures your bird is getting all it's nutrition and will not become egg bound.

Aug 14, 2016
eggggggggggssss!!!!!
by: Anonymous

our lorikeet has laid 15 eggs in the past 3 months what is happening

Editor's Note: Please read the chronic egg laying article at: http://www.parrot-and-conure-world.com/parrot-training.html

Aug 07, 2016
My lori is 13 years old??
by: Haylee

Iv just found an egg in my (what i thought was a male) lorrikeets cage but im so confused! We have always thought he was male and around 13 years old. He/shes never ever laid an egg in his lifetime. Hes in an outside aviary where other lorrikeets do come down to see him or her so it may be possible to be a fertile egg if its a female. Is it true males can lay eggs?

Editor's notes: No, male birds can not lay eggs. You have a female.

Aug 01, 2016
Egg Laying Rainbow Loris
by: Judy

Relax. Your girl is okay; a solitary egg layer and she may lay 2 eggs. Leave them in with her for anything up to 3 to 4 weeks and then remove and dispose of them. (Preferably when she's not looking). If your lori has bonded with you, she will consider you her mate; her tail will raise and she'll make little chuckling noises at you. Tell her No!. She will still lay her eggs and sit on them, eating only when she needs to before she returns to her nest. Keep her water fresh, her food plentiful in the meantime. She'll do this probably twice per year. Leave her be and when the unfertilised eggs are removed, she'll return to being your buddy.

Jun 21, 2015
lorrie
by: wendy

Hi my lorrie is 2years old and has started laying eggs in june has any one heard of this as I thought spring was mating time..

Jan 30, 2014
rainbow lorrikeet eating eggs help
by: Anonymous

Our rainbow Lorrikeet Eats their eggs please help with suggestions?

Editor's note: In the future if you want people to see and answer, you need to post a question, not an answer here to another question, on our Parrot Questions page.

Mar 06, 2012
Laying eggs
by: Anonymous

I had this problem with one of my birds all I did was removed the cuttlebone from the cage then she stopped laying eggs, before I removed it she had layed about 20 eggs during a 1 year period. You can just wait a month for her to leave the eggs alone so you can remove them. It will take time for all this stuff to work.

Jan 23, 2012
Lory laying eggs
by: Tracie

If she is not sitting on the eggs, or if the eggs are cracked or broken, then remove them.

If the bird is sitting on the eggs, you leave them until she loses interest in them. It sounds like they are on the floor of the cage, so you might need to remove any perches or toys above the eggs so she doesn't poop on them accidentally.

Please read our Chronic Egg Laying article for information on caring for birds that lay eggs.

Our avian vet suggests that lorikeets eat nectar, both dry and wet, a few pellets (about 50%) and lots of fresh fruits and vegetables. He suggests Harrison's pellets, if you can find them where you live. This ensures your bird is getting all it's nutrition and will not become egg bound.

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