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post #1 of 2 (permalink) Old 10-05-2014, 01:42 AM Thread Starter

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Gemma laid her egg

So Gemma (7mths, plet) stayed on the bottom of her cage all day and then went to Oliver's. I'm not sure when she laid it exactly, but it was somewhere between 3pm and 10pm. I was in the room all day with her until 6. I did hear her making some noises that were weird and then Oliver went to the floor to check on her. He seemed worried all day. I think she may have laid it then but I didn't see it until I got home. I haven't looked at it close but I really don't think it is fertile. I keep wondering if she'll lay more and if it's fertile, can she incubate it on the floor? I want to let her out like usual without worrying she has another egg in there. Is she out of the woods? Can I sigh for now?

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Usually birds will lay however many they were going to have in the clutch, so a smaller bird like a parrotlet will rarely stop at 1 egg. Give her a little nest pan to put on the floor, similar to the ones used for diamond doves and canaries. There's a good risk of them cracking/breaking while on the floor as well as other obvious things that can happen! If you don't want to breed, boil the egg and put it back under her. You'll have to wait a week after she's started sitting it to see if it's fertile or not if you're not sure what to look for

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