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Forum: Cockatiels 12-31-2011, 09:15 PM
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Posted By roxynoodle
Re: Our cockatiel seriously surprised me last night...

Removing her egg can promote her to lay more! Egg binding is more likely to occur with a over laying female.[/QUOTE]

Yes, that is true. Chickens who are used for egg farms have a very short...
Forum: Cockatiels 12-31-2011, 07:20 PM
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Posted By roxynoodle
Re: Our cockatiel seriously surprised me last night...

It is nature's way as well that babies will generally take what they need from the mom. Egg binding isn't going to occur unless she has little calcium to give. And yes, my birds eat their cuttle...
Forum: Cockatiels 12-31-2011, 06:02 PM
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Posted By roxynoodle
Re: Our cockatiel seriously surprised me last night...

My understanding is that egg binding is a vet emergency. I think it generally happens when the bird does not have enough calcium for a hard egg. The shell is soft and gets stuck. I should brush up...
Forum: Cockatiels 12-31-2011, 10:34 AM
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Posted By roxynoodle
Re: Our cockatiel seriously surprised me last night...

My parents got a cockatiel when I was in college. They were told by the breeder it was a male, but guess what? Marco started laying eggs. She also did not have a nest box and she was the only bird...
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