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    Re: Cockatiel suffuring from wings dammage and feather color turnes brown.

    You have a very intelligent vet! That is valuable information to share with us, especially anyone who has adopted a bird from a rescue or other agency, or one that was with other birds. I had not read or heard of this diagnosis before.

    I agree she needs to be able to nest. There are two ways you could use to prevent the eggs hatching without taking them from her, once she lays them. You can replace the real eggs with dummy eggs, or, boil the real eggs and give them back to her. Quite honestly, with her psychological problem, I have concern with doing these two choices either.

    I think the best approach is to allow her the normal nesting option, but see if you can keep the male in his own cage next to her. That way, when she lays eggs they will not be viable or fertile.

    I would provide her with plenty of cuttlebone, fresh green veggies, especially kale, which is rich in calcium, and you also can crush boiled chicken egg shells and mix them with her seed.

    Allow her to have any eggs she lays in a clutch in her nest, for about 28-30 days. If she abandons them before then, you would remove all the eggs and the nest box, for at least 30 days. She does not need a box to nest. Put any eggs she lays on the corner of cage bottom on a paper towel. If, after removing the box, she again starts plucking feathers, return box to her.

    Again, allow her to have those eggs for the same number of days or until she no longer pays attention to them. She will most likely continue to lay eggs, but, that may decrease somewhat if the male is not in her cage.

    Chronic egg laying is very difficult to stop, if at all. Provide her with at least 12 hours of sleep at night. Do not feed egg food, nor eggs of any kind. Also, feed no soft foods or soft cooked foods of any kind.

    Provide liquid vitamins by putting a few drops in her seed mix, about once every 10 days, to keep her calcium levels up, because egg laying is very stressful for hens. I also would not feed pellets but just a good seed mix with the fresh veggies and fresh apples and other fruits. The pellet recommendation is mine alone. It is your decision whether to feed them.

    I have homed cockatiels for several years, and have also dealt with a chronic egg layer. I think sometimes we just take it for granted birds like toys and have to play with them. I do not think that is true. Some birds are perfectly happy perching, and preening, Hens are very docile, and do not take to toys like males do. And I have found for both sexes, a favorite toy or two is all they need, for those who will play for them.

    Hens always have egg laying on their mind. They have different rituals they like to do. My hen used to line up dry cereal pieces on the cage bottom, in a straight line, a day or two before she laid an egg. So, that was the red flag for me, knowing more eggs were on the way!!

    I hope this info will be of help to you.
    Last edited by maxollie; 07-04-2019 at 08:04 AM.

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    Re: Cockatiel suffuring from wings dammage and feather color turnes brown.

    @maxollie Thank you for your explanatory reply. It's really very useful for me and for others also. I had a talk with my breeder friend. she said it's a necessity to give her nest box due to these conditions of her mental trauma. My friend had rescued many birds from these kinds of places where they were kept for breeding only and after their physical issues, they just left them to die. She said "Many of them had the same issue due to so long period in the cage. She will be okay once she will get her babies with her. So let her sit on eggs and give as much as minerals and nutrition to her."

    We are going to try with fake eggs let's see what happens when she will going to do with that. Hope she will be fine soon.

    I am trying my level best to recover her.
    Thank you so much, Guys.

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    Re: Cockatiel suffuring from wings dammage and feather color turnes brown.

    Update For Sweety

    Hello, Guys Hope you & all your birds are doing well.

    For Sweety's health, it's all great. She is doing fine. She is on his first clutch of eggs for this season.

    One thing I need to keep posting is. She has not any scars or tissue damage over her wings, but many times in a month she got night frights and due to that she had some injuries on the wings front portion.

    I don't know how to stop night frights, as I am covering them up and also turning on one small night lamp so that they can get some dim light at night. But she keeps going on getting night frights.

    Today morning she got night fright and she got a minor injury to her wing. She is as healthy as any wild bird. and she recovers very fast after injury. She also laid a total of 6 eggs till the date.

    Guys let me know if anything I need to change to make her stop frighten at night.


    Thank you, guys

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    Re: Cockatiel suffuring from wings dammage and feather color turnes brown.

    Aww! I am so sorry she has the night frights, and has more wing damage. My suggestion is to play soft music on a radio or CD player, at night, in her room. Music is very calming to birds. You could play it in daytime as well.There may be something outside that is frightening her. Hopefully the music will help. My budgie and cockatiel love music, especially classical orchestra music. I will be praying for both you and Sweety, that you both will be healed. I read your other thread about your illness. I hold you soon will feel better. Sending hugs to you, and your flock. I hope all of the 6 eggs hatch! We will watch for updates

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    Re: Cockatiel suffuring from wings dammage and feather color turnes brown.

    If you do not have a night light in her room that she sleeps in I would recommend one as well. Boomer would fall down at night if we didnt keep a small light on. We covered his cage except the front of it so the light wouldnt shine on him but it did keep just enough light so he could see enough to not miss his perch if moved at night.
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    Re: Cockatiel suffuring from wings dammage and feather color turnes brown.

    Quote Originally Posted by maxollie View Post
    Aww! I am so sorry she has the night frights, and has more wing damage. My suggestion is to play soft music on a radio or CD player, at night, in her room. Music is very calming to birds. You could play it in daytime as well.There may be something outside that is frightening her. Hopefully the music will help. My budgie and cockatiel love music, especially classical orchestra music. I will be praying for both you and Sweety, that you both will be healed. I read your other thread about your illness. I hold you soon will feel better. Sending hugs to you, and your flock. I hope all of the 6 eggs hatch! We will watch for updates
    Sure i will try with music as well. And yes i did put some dim light in the bird room. Hope i can reduce night frights in my birds. Thank you so much for your hugs and wishes

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    Re: Cockatiel suffuring from wings dammage and feather color turnes brown.

    Quote Originally Posted by boomer girl View Post
    If you do not have a night light in her room that she sleeps in I would recommend one as well. Boomer would fall down at night if we didnt keep a small light on. We covered his cage except the front of it so the light wouldnt shine on him but it did keep just enough light so he could see enough to not miss his perch if moved at night.
    yes i put a night lamp in my room as well. And also i was covering them from front side only. But some time due to wind that may reflect and generate wave type shadow. so i removed that as off now.

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    Re: Cockatiel suffuring from wings dammage and feather color turnes brown.

    Update

    Hello, Guys hope you & your birds all are doing great.

    I have an update for sweety. She was seating on her first clutch of eggs of this season. Yesterday one egg is hatched and a tiny Lil screamy monster came into this world.

    I hope the other 4 eggs will hatch soon.

    Thank you, guys.

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    Re: Cockatiel suffuring from wings dammage and feather color turnes brown.

    . Awww!!! Congratulations! What a wonderful Xmas present! We will watch for updates, and pics sometime too!

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    I can't wait to see your little Screamy monster
    Fly Free Boomer, we will forever love you.

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    Re: Cockatiel suffuring from wings dammage and feather color turnes brown.

    Update

    Hello Guys, I hope you and all your birds are doing well.

    Merry Christmas to all of you.

    Here is an update of sweety.

    She is amazing and doing well.

    https://imgur.com/a/aXZB36R

    Now, here are some images of babies.

    Unfortunately, only two eggs are hatched. The other two were dead in shell. And one was infertile. I don't know the reason behind their DIS issue. Please, let me know if I need to improve anything.


    https://imgur.com/a/fONzEJl

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    Re: Cockatiel suffuring from wings dammage and feather color turnes brown.

    Congrats on the babies. Sometimes all the eggs do not hatch. I think what could have happened is that there were two clutches of eggs, one had the two living, and the other had the two that died in the Shell and one was infertile. This can happen in young hens who have not experienced much breeding. I think you feed a good diet. What did your vet friend have to say about it?

    Happy New Year, and a belated Merry Xmas to you and your flock. We will welcome updates anytime.

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    Re: Cockatiel suffuring from wings dammage and feather color turnes brown.

    It is so amazing to see the differance in your sweety! I am so happy you were able to get her well.

    THOSE BABIES ARE TOO CUTE FOR WORDS!!!!! What a couple of sweety pies. I am sorry the others died but it having only 2 babies will give your sweety a break from taking care of more babies.
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    Re: Cockatiel suffuring from wings dammage and feather color turnes brown.

    Quote Originally Posted by maxollie View Post
    Congrats on the babies. Sometimes all the eggs do not hatch. I think what could have happened is that there were two clutches of eggs, one had the two living, and the other had the two that died in the Shell and one was infertile. This can happen in young hens who have not experienced much breeding. I think you feed a good diet. What did your vet friend have to say about it?

    Happy New Year, and a belated Merry Xmas to you and your flock. We will welcome updates anytime.
    Thank you maxollie. She said it happens some times. Well due to weather it may also affect. Here in India, the weather is very irregular nowadays. so due to humidity and many other factors are there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by boomer girl View Post
    It is so amazing to see the differance in your sweety! I am so happy you were able to get her well.

    THOSE BABIES ARE TOO CUTE FOR WORDS!!!!! What a couple of sweety pies. I am sorry the others died but it having only 2 babies will give your sweety a break from taking care of more babies.

    Thank you. Yes she may have rest for some days now.

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