Ahh I know what you mean...feeling bad that you didn't understand she needed something. This has happened to me before. But you'll know next time. I know it sounds silly, but I always apologize and give them extra attention (they get it they know when something was an 'accident' versus being intentionally 'mean' not that you ever would be) and tell them that I didnt mean to. I am glad the eggs are coming out without problems. She sounds like a sweet heart.
Thank you, she is a sweetie and I worry about her.. 8 eggs so far
aww I have heard of birds doing this before! how sweet that she feels so comfortable around you
(not so great that she is laying eggs, I know how you feel!
We play that same game with Chip, he loves it!
I'm happy with the bond... She is such a character!
Have you figured out what is triggering her egg laying, aside from hormones I mean? For example, I have learned that I can't give my linnie Lucy any blankets or towels in her room. A time-limited "out of room" activity with a blanket might be OK as a treat, but not in her room. Something about cuddling under a blanket for a day or two immediately brings on the egg laying with her.
I think hubby triggers it... All he has to do is tickle her under the chin and the little minx is crouching and cooing at him!
Well, it's breeding season so it's normal that she is laying eggs now although she seems a bit too young to start...
I had a gray lay an egg in my hand and I also felt terrible not realizing in advance that she was going to.
I didn't realize she was a bit young.. Trying to stop her.. I gave her a "nest" to lay and play momma in, hoping she will stop laying when she has a full clutch.
That's insane! My aviary birds would avoid me like the plague if they were to lay!
She is a weird one...lol but we love her!
I had a tiel for about 7 yrs. Something triggered her to lay unfertile eggs 6 at a time right on the bottom of her cage. I took them out right away which made her angry. Shortly after that she laid 5 more eggs! I was told to leave them in the cage till she tired of sitting on them. I did for over a month. They didn't smell but I felt it was long enough. BUT NO! after a couple weeks there were 6 more eggs! Eating cuttle bones like candy. All things I tired as suggested didn't stop her so sadly I gave her to my friend who breeds tiels.
Mine isn't going nuts on the cuttlebone so I scrape it in her food.. She has been eating the oyster shells tho... I worry about not enough vit D!