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Should I look into lupron for Gemma (parrotlet)?

Im not sure if I should get the shot? My vet doesnt have it but another vet does, $50 for the shot plus exam fee. And they said some birds need it very frequently for it to work. Has anyone got it? Pros and cons? Does laying five eggs so far (starting at just 7.5mths) and constantly being nesty, territorial, and aggressive over the last 2.5 mths merit getting the shot? Did it help your bird from becoming a chronic egg layer if you did get the shot? Two of the eggs pictured below. She just stays on the bottom of the cage acting nesty all of the time. I have done all of the standard stuff and it has not worked. ImageUploadedByPetGuide1421219679.938109.jpg

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I personally wouldn't unless she was becoming a chronic layer. 5 eggs isn't all that much considering they have quite large clutches As long as it doesn't become a constant thing I'd avoid it

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4thebirds, please don't do that. Gemma is so young, you'll never be able to preview the beside effects.
In Germany lupron is a therapy for testicular cancer of budgies.
I would prefer to go on changing her diet.
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4thebirds, please don't do that. Gemma is so young, you'll never be able to preview the beside effects.
In Germany lupron is a therapy for testicular cancer of budgies.
I would prefer to go on changing her diet.

Thank you, I just want what is best for her and Oliver. Trying to make the best decisions. I will hold off from it unless she starts having unhealthy eggs or dangerous incidents from laying.

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You're very caring for your birds, you only think the best for them so at least you've asked!

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Im not sure if I should get the shot? My vet doesnt have it but another vet does, $50 for the shot plus exam fee. And they said some birds need it very frequently for it to work. Has anyone got it? Pros and cons? Does laying five eggs so far (starting at just 7.5mths) and constantly being nesty, territorial, and aggressive over the last 2.5 mths merit getting the shot? Did it help your bird from becoming a chronic egg layer if you did get the shot? Two of the eggs pictured below. She just stays on the bottom of the cage acting nesty all of the time. I have done all of the standard stuff and it has not worked. Attachment 19098
I would not do this for such a small bird. Do not take chances with it.
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Chipping in.
Is it breeding season there?
And what have you tried so far to stop this.
She is pretty young and Lupron may have some side effects.
I have had two of my Tiels injected in the past, and yes it does work. But only for short period. Like three months and in each case they got a round of three injections.
Now I cannot say for sure, but Tinkerbell has some things going on that maybe side effects. But the choices I had back then were very limited and at least she is still alive and I see her and Henry having sex today 3yrs later. So though she has a bad wing and feather loss around one side of her face, she is still with me.
My best advice is try flooding with dummy eggs to try and get her past this. And hopefully it is seasonal. Which is not always the case, as some of them seem to have screwed up body clocks and can then lay at any time of the year.


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Thank you for your replies. This time I tried letting her keep the eggs and she laid 7 eggs. Scared the crap out of me. Last time I took them away and she stopped at 2. So for future I plan to just take them away. I am refraining from lupron unless her health becomes in jeopardy.

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