Pregnant orange winged amazon parrot

I have two 7 year old Orange Winged Amazon Parrots, A male and a female that have always been together in the same cage. They mated today and i'm just wondering what to expect. How long until she lays her egg, and what's she going to do? And, what kind of environment and such? Basically, what do I need to do? :) Thanks

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Feb 24, 2012
Birds breeding
by: Tracie

If your bird is gavid, she will likely lay the egg the next day.

There are so many things that can go wrong with breeding,and you could lose the female and the chicks due to lack of experience, so please separate the birds so your hen will not start laying eggs.

If your bird does lay and egg, and wishes to sit on it, then please spend some time helping a breeder and learn all you can about caring for birds and feeding babies in case the birds do not feed their young or attack them.

I am not a breeder, so I can not answer all your questions. You can read the article on Chronic Egg Laying and learn about caring for birds that lay eggs, even though you don't have that problem.

If your bird is not eating 80% Harrison's or Roudybush pellets, then you will need to try to get your bird converted to pellets so that she will not have health problems.

Switching Birds To Pellets article

Feb 24, 2012
I'm not breeding my birds, and did not breed my birds.
by: Anonymous

Excuse me mam, but we were NOT trying to breed our birds. They have just been "friends" the whole time we've had them. They've never mated, and they suddenly were mating the other day. All I want to know is what to do if she actually is pregnant. Does her diet need to change, you said something about a nest...I don't even know if she can become pregnant off of one time but there may have been others we just didn't see. I didn't realize that I made it sound like I bred my birds. I did not, and I did not plan this or even think it would ever happen.

Feb 23, 2012
Pregnant orange winged amazon parrot
by: Linda

Try not to take this the wrong way because I'm trying to be constructive here, but you should already know all about breeding birds from the day you bought them and caged them together. Breeding is complicated, expensive and not for those who have no idea what they are doing.

You can find loads of information about your birds on the internet including about breeding, caging, feeding and so on. The first thing you have to do is take both of them to an Avian Vet to be checked for infections or other physical problems. Sick or borderline sick birds produce sick babies who die before they are very old.

Secondly, your cage has to be a breeding cage which are very large cages with a opening for nestbox as nestboxes for the Amazons hand hang on the outside of cage. The only part inside is the hole with the perch in front. The boxes have hinged lids which have to be opened to check on eggs and later babies have to be weighed everyday. If a baby does not gain weight everyday, there is infection present and all have to be diagnosed and treated. You also have to know how to handfeed baby parrot formula using a syringe, and this is a learned skill, so you'll need to find a breeder in your area willing to help you with this from mixing the formula, how warm it has to be all the way to safely using the syringe to feed babies. Mother is the only one who feeds, and if she decides not to, then it is up to you to know how to do it right and safely.

So, you have lots to learn before even attempting breeding, and now is the time to get started. If this means putting birds into separate cages then do so and scrap the breeding idea until you know everything and have everything you need.


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