problem with female parakeet laying egg

by Rakhi
(India)

Hi I have a female 10 yr old Alexandria parakeet, she layed an egg yesterday for the 1st time , & today i saw there is a mild protrusion in her rectum area with a little blood coming out, what can i do to help her? is she gong to be alright?? I also have a male Alexandria parakeet ,but both of them stay in separate cages as the male one is too aggressive

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Sep 14, 2013
problem with female parakeet laying egg
by: Rakhi

thanks again Tracie , I will do whatever you have adviced me to do & hope she gets better . & yeah i have checked the link but they are not near to my city & am going to visit the veterinary hospital tomorrow , & try to find an avian vet there.

Sep 14, 2013
Parakeet laying eggs
by: Tracie

There are a few vets in your country listed on the Find an Avian Vet link that you can call for advice and they may even know of someone with experience that is near you.

I don't think your bird should drink 2 teaspoons of milk personally. I don't think my birds even drink 2 teaspoons of water and I certainly wouldn't want them to replace their water for milk. Water is important for good kidney function.

Remove any sleeping tents or boxes that can be used for nesting, if you have any in the cage. You can also reduce the amount of daylight to simulate winter and that might help reduce the stimulus to lay eggs.

Sep 14, 2013
problem with female parakeet laying egg
by: Rakhi

Hi Tracie, Thank you for your suggestion but am not able to find an avian vet in my city :( we have vets for other kinds of animals..

I read all of that article & the part where it says "remove any breeding stimulation that may be contributing to the problem" the problem here seems to be my other male bird , & if i even try to keep him out of her sight she would stop eating :(

anyways i will try to improve her diet for now, although i know milk is not good for parakeets, she likes to drink a lit'l bit (two teaspoon), is that ok for her?

Sep 14, 2013
Parakeet laying eggs
by: Tracie

Your bird may be egg bound, and if so your bird will die if she can't lay the egg. Please use this link to Find an Avian Vet for your bird right away.

If your bird is eating a high quality pellet diet, then it is unlikely egg bound, because your bird is getting the proper nutrition. Here is an article on Chronic Egg Laying that is helpful for owners with birds that lay eggs, even if they are not chronic egg layers.

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