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Old 10-27-2011, 02:16 PM
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Are chronic egg laying/egg binding common?

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It turns out I'm getting a female GCC. I originally wanted a YS male, but I'm getting a pineapple female lol . Mutation doesn't really make a difference to me, but I want to know if egg problems are common. I know some female birds probably go their whole life without laying an egg, which is what I'm hoping for since I don't want eggs or babies. Do most females NOT have egg laying problems? Am I worrying too much?
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Old 10-27-2011, 02:22 PM
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Re: Are chronic egg laying/egg binding common?

It happens quite often...I've lost several females I couldn't save in time...just be careful!
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Old 10-27-2011, 02:41 PM
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Re: Are chronic egg laying/egg binding common?

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It happens quite often...I've lost several females I couldn't save in time...just be careful!
Is it common in GCCs though? I was looking at this website:

Chronic Egg Laying Solutions For Your Bird

and it mentioned several species of birds in the first paragraph but none of them are conure. Some are the same types of birds that you have.
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Re: Are chronic egg laying/egg binding common?

I haven't seen it happen in conures but I've heard it happen to conures before. But mainly Cockatiels and Kakariki that I see happen to the most....
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Re: Are chronic egg laying/egg binding common?

I've had a couple females lay eggs with no problems in the past. I did have a lizard who had egg binding problems though.
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Re: Are chronic egg laying/egg binding common?

Quote: Originally Posted by MikeyTN View Post
I haven't seen it happen in conures but I've heard it happen to conures before. But mainly Cockatiels and Kakariki that I see happen to the most....
Yeah same, I've only heard stories. And thank god my female cockatiel has no problem laying eggs then! I got her from a lady and she said that the cockatiel laid 2 eggs in the past 3 months (or was it 3 eggs in the past 2 months?). Either way, she's a big girl and I think she's perfectly fine passing eggs and she's not a chronic egg layer.

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I've had a couple females lay eggs with no problems in the past. I did have a lizard who had egg binding problems though.
Awesome that's exactly what I needed to hear . I don't know why. I know there are lots of conures out there with no problem but all I've been hearing and thinking about the past couple weeks were stories of conures with egg binding problems, so I needed some reassurance/encouragement lol! Thanks that really helped me out .
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Re: Are chronic egg laying/egg binding common?

There are things you can do to help them pass the egg. By rubbing some olive oil, mineral oil, or veg oil on their cloaca. Boil some hot water and hold the bird over the steam, high enough where its not cooking her. With her cloaca facing the steam. I would never suggest pushing unless you know what your doing, breaking the egg inside will kill a female bird!
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Re: Are chronic egg laying/egg binding common?

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There are things you can do to help them pass the egg. By rubbing some olive oil, mineral oil, or veg oil on their cloaca. Boil some hot water and hold the bird over the steam, high enough where its not cooking her. With her cloaca facing the steam. I would never suggest pushing unless you know what your doing, breaking the egg inside will kill a female bird!
Thanks so much!!!!!!! I will write this down and never forget it, in case the time comes. I actually saw a video of a guy (a vet I think) helping a lovebird push an egg out. I would be too scared to try though, but I will do it as a last resort if there's no hope left that she'll do it herself. God forbid.
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Re: Are chronic egg laying/egg binding common?

Marigold used to be a chronic egg layer, and got egg-binding.
She survived that, but now she has a really large tumor that isn't really fixable
But she's my only hen that's really laid eggs without my permission.
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Re: Are chronic egg laying/egg binding common?

BirdieNumNum... You need to stop worrying! It may never happen... Enjoy your bird! If (not when) you get problems, seek help...
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