Sun Conure laid egg

by Brenda

I have a Sun Conure who I was told 17 years ago that it was a male. I recently gave the bird supplements with the regular feed of seeds,The supplements was to help with molting. I gave a little with the food for a month until it was gone. To my surprise yesterday there was an egg in the cage.I would like your Ideas on the subject...

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Jun 09, 2011
Do NOT add vitamins to bird food or water
by: The Avian Vet

First and foremost to keep your bird healthy and prevent egg binding, you must switch her to a pellet diet immediately. I recommend Harrison's, but Roudybush is good too.

Second, you need to take her to see an avian veterinarian immediately to be sure she is not egg bound already. Supplementing a seed diet is ineffective at providing complete and balanced nutrition. Do not add vitamins to the water as this will lead to bacterial infections and also is ineffective at proving proper nutrition. Powder vitamins are easily over- and under-dosed.

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Dr B

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