strange behaviour of my fifteen year old african grey
by lisa williams
my african grey is fifteen year old. originally owed my my mother in law from a baby, so grew up with my husband and during that time they had a very close bond.
about five years ago my mother in law gave the bird to her bother, and in March this year he moved in with us, were we have, two kids, two small dogs, two budgies, a hahns macaw.
the house he came from was very dark and he didn't get much stimulation, he only picked up two new words in the time he was there. Living with us he seems so happy and loves my husband ( even 5 years away from him he has never forgotten their bond)
He is out of his cage all the time, his favourite place is the kitchen, were he enjoys tearing up paper in top of my units!! About a month ago, he was really quite, wasn't eating and didn't utter a word, just wanted to sleep with his head tucked in.
That afternoon he did climb onto the kitchen units I asked my husband to get him down and to our amazement she laid an egg in his hand.
we were advised to remove the egg, and she didn't seem bothered. two weeks later she laid another egg from her perch which cracked so again i removed it, during this time she still seemed very sleepy , not talking as much as usual, but thankfully eating. I now getting concerned as today she is back to showing the signs of what she did the first day, she does look a little swollen in her tummy, so possibly could have another egg. I have been giving her calcivet on her food.
How long will this behaviour last? Is not talking and feeling sleep a sign of nesting?