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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 12-31-2015, 09:51 PM Thread Starter
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We own a moustached parrokeet which we rescued. We have had her for three months and she is fit and happy. This evening she laid an egg on the floor of her cage but has never been with a male parrot. We know the egg is infertile but our question is should we take the egg out and when?
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Hey there!

You should not take the egg out! Although this may just be a one time thing, sometimes when you remove an egg the bird thinks a predator got it and lays another. This can cause a huge calcium deficiency and lots of stress for the bird to be continuously laying.

Either keep the real eggs or go online and buy false cockatiel eggs (they should be a similar size) and leave the laid egg where it's at until they arrive. Replace each egg that's laid with the false one.

Let her sit on the egg(s) until she abandons them. You may want to add a calcium supplement/cuttlebone into her diet for a while as well until she's finished.

Good luck!!

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Personally, I'd remove the egg and start to think about how you'll be controlling her hormones and start it ASAP. Less daylight hours, less protein in the diet, no touching in certain places, no shredding toys etc. It can work wonders! If that doesn't work there are options down the line but I'd start by trying all of the environmental factors first

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