If you've recently given her something new... Or something soft to snuggle against or anything that she can conceive of in any way as nesting material, that is what usually brings it on... But for health purposes it should be discouraged, so if you can figure out what's triggering the nesting response you should remove it... Or remove everything but food dishes and perches for a few days. Laying eggs isn't going to make her any happier or more fulfilled... It's just going to deplete her fat and mineral stores... And put her at risk of egg binding... So don't feel like you're depriving her.. It's better for her physically and psychologically if she doesn't continue unproductive egg laying.
My Female 10-Year Old African Grey Parrot Laid An Egg Yesterday. She Doesn't Have A Mate. Why Would She Lay An Egg After All These Years?
My 11 year old afrian grey parrot had layed a egg on tuesday night and tonight layed another one.will he lay another one ? If so how maney wil he lay/?.is there any extre care I have to do regarding this ,if so what?and my parrot is in a cage on its own and has been in the afrian 11 years.
I think we spend too much time trying to discourage our parrots" instinctual behavior. My African Grey is also about 16 years old and I've had her for 8 years. She laid for the 1st time in her life 3 eggs 3 months ago which I discarded, but this week she has laid 2 eggs and I'm allowing her to sit on them. She has very recently been found to be in excellent health by an AVIAN VET, so I will let her sit until she loses interest in the eggs-hopefully in a few weeks. I'm watching her carefully, feeding her all the calcium-rich food I can come up with and I hope that she will get back to normal. She seems very happy, as if she has a purpose in life now. Before she always seemed to be dissatisfied with her life. I love her and want the best for her and feel that I'm doing the right thing!
Egg laying in birds is the same as ovulating in females. that she doesn't have a mate doesn't mean she wouldn't lay an egg. But she must be happy and healthy or they usually won't lay eggs!!
Because it is within the body it happens to most birds so it's okay.
Hi I want to buy an African grey, there is one for sale, the only problem is the bird is 10yr old and I am worried that it will not adjust with us, he might miss his owners and get depressed which will lead to plucking of feathers... Please cud someone help me and advice whether I sud buy or not, sud I buy a young baby grey??