when do green cheek conures become prenant

by katlyn

my green cheek is almost 3 so i was wondering if it is a girl wen will eggs lay??

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Aug 21, 2008
by: Anonymous

a GC will be able to produce eggs at 2 yrs of age. u could get a test done to see if its male or female witch i suggest cause u might not be able to recognize the signs of a parrot that is eggbound and u may justthink it is a guy relaxing in his food dish :/

it does cost money but its whats best for your pet

Aug 02, 2008
egg laying
by: Anonymous

Bonded females can lay eggs, but the eggs will be steril as it takes a male to make them fertile with a female.Eggs are laid 2-3 days apart. Some species will lay a greater number of eggs in a clutch. When the parents sit on the eggs they begin to develop because of the body heat given off by the parent. In some species of birds both male and female take turns sitting equally. In other species the hen sits the eggs while the male feeds her.Inexperienced parents may not have as many babies as experienced parents. A decision of human intervention is a tough one because if the infant bird formula is too hot it might cause a hole to develop. If too cold, a slow crop. You have to know how much to feed, and you can't aspirate. Another thing to watch for is if the hen becomes egg bound. Birds are masters in discusing illness because in nature they are animals that are preyed upon. A body soaking in warm water helps, but even that might not be enough to save the hen's life. Laying too many eggs can cause calcium depletion. Good luck,breeding is difficult at best and breeder birds can seldom be pets.

Aug 02, 2008
Egg laying age
by: Vet

Birds do not get pregnant like mammals. They produce an egg which takes about 25 hours. The egg is laid and she is no longer "pregnant." This occurs about 4-6 times per laying cycle over a 7-10 day period. When she is (with egg) she is gavid.

Your bird may never lay eggs, most do not unless they are in a breeding situation. If there is not a male conure sharing her living quarters, it is unlikely you will have to worry about her laying eggs.

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