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    Unhappy Laying Eggs Non Stop

    I have a single female Cockatiel and she will not stop laying eggs. I take them out and she is fine till she lays another. Shes layed over a dozen in a month. Please Help me! Thanks!
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    Re: Laying Eggs Non Stop

    Don't take the eggs out. Just leave them in there. Taking the eggs out is what's making her lay more. Just leave them in there, until she loses interest in them.

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    Re: Laying Eggs Non Stop

    Ok thanks much!
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    Re: Laying Eggs Non Stop

    Ok now there is 4 in there LOL. I am leaving them in and she does not care and is laying more. What do I do??
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    Re: Laying Eggs Non Stop

    You wait till she loses interest in hopefully a few weeks. If you are worried about them breaking and smelling, boil them and give them back. Do you have a nestbox etc in there? If so, when she loses interest take it away as that only encourages the nesty ones. There are ways then, switching toys around, more hours of darkness, nothing in there she can use as a nest, no paper to shred ,tricking her into thinking it is not a good time to lay. They only lay in the wild when conditions are at their best. Make sure she has a good calcium supply to replenish what she has used in making them, spinach, a cuttle bone etc and wait it out. Be prepared for her to be defensive, nippy at this time.

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    Re: Laying Eggs Non Stop

    Thank you so much. There is nothing in there to nest with. She just goes to the bottom of the cage and lays them and sits on them forever LOL. Thanks again!
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    Re: Laying Eggs Non Stop

    Is she still laying, or is she just sitting on them now? Once she's done sitting on them and given up on them hatching, which could take a few weeks, you can start doing things to discourage her from laying again. This thread has a lot of things you can do to stop her laying, down near the bottom: http://www.tailfeathersnetwork.com/c...ad.php?t=67651

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