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Old 01-07-2019, 05:38 AM
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Re: possibly laying an egg?

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I love the females

Just always make sure they have enough calcium in their food/ available as extraas-> that is where most problems arise.

(African greys are famous for being calciumdeficienct, so I got lucky and mine were oke with the whole egg-laying. Laying eggs is really is a huge effort for them, so no eggs = better. They really do sound like they are in labour/ I used to sleep next to the cage when it happened, just in case.)

If you are worried about more eggs: just weigh your bird every day at the same time.
(mornings are good: after poop, before breakfast)
Once they start forming eggs - they gain weight very fast!

You have an early warning that way.

I do also love mine, just a bit "nervous" about the binding issue.
Thanks for the "pro-tip" (modern mumble) with daily weighting.. if only Cytrynka would cooperate during weighting I have to chase her and do many attempts before successful readout.
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Old 01-07-2019, 08:53 AM
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Re: possibly laying an egg?

I wish I had been on here yesterday...Glad you got her to an animal hospital and they gave her calcium...

***Please mention to the vet about trying an injection of Oxytocin BEFORE attempting any surgery if she doesn't lay the egg within the next day or so, or if she becomes lethargic/constantly straining/dosing-off/passing huge droppings, etc...These are all classic signs that she is egg-bound, and since they did an x-ray and seem to think the problem is that the egg is simply very large, the best thing to do is an injection of Oxytocin to induce contractions and passing the egg...****I'm assuming since they took an x-ray that they know the egg has already passed into the oviduct and is in the right place for her to lay it, so that's why the Oxytocin is the next step long before any surgery...Sometimes the eggs actually "miss" the oviduct and end-up in their abdominal cavity, and if this kind of egg-binding happens there is nothing to do but surgery; however, since they did an x-ray I'm assuming they're seeing the egg already in the oviduct and they know she can pass it...Sometimes when the eggs are very large they require much more straining/pushing and just energy in-general than usual, and sometimes the bird just tires out and can't do it, so the Oxytocin injection usually will produce a laid egg within 12 hours of the injection, just like they use it to induce-labor in human women who are in labor forever but just won't fully dilate...
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Old 01-08-2019, 05:51 AM
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Re: possibly laying an egg?

so she spent whole day yesterday and the night at the vet in an incubator... I talked to the vet in the evening and there was no big change to the egg yet, but she seemed to be doing fine, ate normally and was very vocal (haha that chicken can scream the whole appartement building awake if she has her moment)... the vet will call sometime today again, said most changes happen during the night... we'll see... I just need her home and well, no matter how much time and money it takes... it's so silent at home, it's creepy and I hate the feeling...
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Old 01-08-2019, 08:42 AM
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Re: possibly laying an egg?

So glad you noticed and took her to the vet, hoping she passes her egg soon. Egg-laying is one of my worries too (it turns out that I have 4 girls in my flock).
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Old 01-08-2019, 02:10 PM
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Re: possibly laying an egg?

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I just need her home and well, no matter how much time and money it takes... it's so silent at home, it's creepy and I hate the feeling...

Conure withdrawal syndrome... typical for their parronts.
Hope that Sunny will return to you promptly, in great shape.
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Old 01-08-2019, 02:29 PM
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I just need her home and well, no matter how much time and money it takes... it's so silent at home, it's creepy and I hate the feeling...

Conure withdrawal syndrome... typical for their parronts.
Hope that Sunny will return to you promptly, in great shape.
deffinitelly very bad withdrawal symptoms...

talked to the vet again... he gave her injection of Oxytocin and they still keep her in the incubator and upped the calcium intake a bit so now he hope that she'll either pass the egg naturally or open up enough so that he can suck it out of her... she needs to stay there for one or two more days, depending on the ex-rays... I just hope that he won't have to cut her open, that would really be a nightmare...


today I had a sudden strong feeling that I really needed to deep clean her whole cage for some reason.. so I took all the perches, bowls and toys out and started to clean it, I often do it, but never as obsessed as today... I swear it sparkles now... but somehow it felt so weid, so final for some reason... I hope it feels better when I put in the regular perches and bowls as well as her new perches and toys... same happened a few days ago, had the huge urge to ask in the local avian group where some avian vets are that people trust, lo and behold, the next day fluff started acting weird and I actually needed that vet... do I have a ghost in my appartement or am I going crazy?

not that my family is of any help either... the only thing I keep hearing is to calm down already...
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Old 01-08-2019, 02:43 PM
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Re: possibly laying an egg?

Aww... You have every right to be worried! Non bird people just don't get it!! I'm watching this thread closely, and praying with you that's she home soon. Safe and sound!!
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Old 01-08-2019, 03:28 PM
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Re: possibly laying an egg?

Yep plenty of well-wishes from us here in Australia! The only thing worse than having your baby stuck in the hospital is being surrounded by family who don’t “get it” but we do, you have our full support.
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Old 01-08-2019, 03:34 PM
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Re: possibly laying an egg?

thank you so much

they do love Sunny, but they just don't get why I panic like I do or why I worry so much... to me she's my baby, my everything, the love of my life... to them it's a cute pet... well at least my mum offered to pay half of whatever I need to pay for the vet, treatments and overnight stays...
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Re: possibly laying an egg?

Lots of best wishes for your little one here as well.

I am still hoping she manages to get rid of that egg the natural way.
At least they do it the right way around: with all the extra calcium the egg can solidify, so her muscles have something to grip on/take hold off so they can push it.

I am glad you did not 'stay calm' but followed your instincts/gutfeeling about her needing a vet - you gave her her best chance of surviving this.
(so proud of you as an owner!)

Waiting really, really sucks-- so even if you want to clean the entire house....go for it! It is a lot better than just sitting around, biting your nails and feeling miserable.
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