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    Question eggs

    ok so if i have a female and it never lays eggs what dose that mean



    do they have to be very happy to have eggs
    and no male is in cage

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    Re: eggs

    Not all birds are egg-machines. Some will lay often, others rarely.

    Hormones, and amount of sleep all take a part in it - My first bird, a cockatiel only laid eggs very rarely - for years, we assumed 'she' was a 'he', if that is any indication of how rarely she did.

    If you don't want your bird to breed, you're actually very fortunate she isn't an avid egg layer! She's not losing the calcium from laying eggs, and less worries about her getting egg bound.

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    Re: eggs

    thank well i dont have a budgie but im getting one thats was just a q bout my old budgie who was a girl and never laid an egg but what dose egg bound mean

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    Lack of calcium, minerals and other nutrients, causes an egg with a soft shell that is larger than normal or abnormally shaped to be produced. The soft shell causes the egg to get trapped inside of the female's body because the muscles in the ovary and cloaca can not get a good grip on it to push it out. Lack of calcium and other minerals also causes weaker muscles which are unable to contract properly to expel the egg. Chronic egg laying, which is usually correctable, depletes a bird's body of calcium, leading to low blood calcium levels and the formation of soft shelled eggs. According to the Pennsylvania State University, Veterinary Science Extension, other causes of egg binding include other nutritional deficiencies, lack of exercise, being overweight and over-breeding (more than 2 clutches a year). All of these conditions are preventable. Reproductive tract infection, dysfunction and genetics can also cause egg binding.

    From http://www.cockatielcottage.net/binding.html

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    Re: eggs

    Jordan, I've read quiet a few of your posts, and your questions lead me to believe that you are not prepared to breed birds. Sorry if this sounds harsh, it is not meant to be.

    Breeding birds is tricky, can be dangerous to the birds and babies, and is expensive (you need the right equipment, proper food, bigger cages, etc.) ... and basic bird behavior, feeding, care, etc. is needed.

    My question again is why do you want to breed ?

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    Re: eggs

    i want to breed because i belive in it and belive that the bird is happy with a mate and i did have finchs for a long time and they bread many of times i have read all of the thing on breeding and have bread many types off animals dog, cat, fish, hamster, rabbit turttel

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