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I have a female eclectus that I've had for a couple of years now. Every once in awhile she lays an egg but fie the past couple of weeks she has been sitting on the bottom of her cage in the corner like she was setting on eggs but there are no eggs. She comes up to eat but then goes back to the corner. She seems healthy and her droppings are.normal. Has anyone ever had one do this before?

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Re: Eclectus.sitting in the corner

As this is 'not normal' behaviour it would be best to take her to see your CAV for a check up. Abnormal behaviour is sometimes the only sign that your bird is unwell. Can you feel any sign of an egg being there? Is this is the case do not delay and go straight away please.
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From what I can tell, there is nothing there. She had laid an egg just before she starred doing this

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We parrot owners need to have this tattooed on our forearms:

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We parrot owners need to have this tattooed on our forearms:

Abnormal behaviour is sometimes the only sign that your bird is unwell
Seen that some where before #flattered
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Re: Eclectus.sitting in the corner

Any updates on this? Plumsmum's question about the egg is an urgent one. You mentioned that she laid an egg right before doing this. Normally, ekkies lay in clutches of 2 or 3. So if she only laid one, you have to consider the possibility that she is egg-bound. Egg bound birds often sit on the cage floor. This is a potentially lethal scenario, so you should definitely get her in to a certified avian vet.

Now I'm no expert on egg binding, and a couple of weeks does sound long for such a condition to persist, but regardless this is something you should get checked ASAP. Even if it's not egg-binding, chances are good that something is going on.
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I have a vet appt for tomorrow am

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Please let us know how you get on with your girl and fingers crossed. Well done!
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I will do that

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Re: Eclectus.sitting in the corner

Well, we went to the vet this morning and Belle checked out fine. A little overweight. Since we've been home, she hasn't gone in the corner once. Maybe we broke her routine. She does like eggs and the vet did say maybe she was getting too much protein so I'm going to lighten up on the eggs for awhile.

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