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Posted 9/8/2009 2:39:00 PM Post #2050
 

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I have an ~8yr old Lovebird that has been laying eggs annually for about 6 years now.  However, this is the fourth time this year she has laid a batch of eggs.  She laid four at Christmas of 2008, four more mid Feb, another four at the end of May... and now she is laying again and has three so far.

I realize that this may be taxing on her health, but she is doing fine so far.  They are unfertile eggs (just a male cockatiel in the house).  But I don't know how to get her to STOP!  I don't give her nesting materials, or a nesting box.

Any suggestions??

Sandy

Posted 9/9/2009 11:24:04 PM Post #2051
 

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Go to the vet there are drugs for that, they work great
Posted 9/29/2009 1:01:46 AM Post #2067
 

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You said you give no nesting things Where is she laying them?

This can help in stopping this.
Also changing the cage around weekly when you do the weekly deep clean.
I rotate out toys and move perches around.

Limiting protein in the diet,also not offering a happy hut or anything of that nature.

There are also as said medications they can give to chronic layers. Until you get it under control be sure she has Lot of calcium.


There are some posts about it here too. [url=http://www.lovebirdsplus.com/community/index.php][/url]

Good Luck
April
Posted 2/14/2010 9:14:46 PM Post #2181
 

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I am going to second the advice about calcium make sure she is getting enough. Also keep an eye out for egg binding. I lost my beloved quaker Bobby to this. She just kept laying eggs and back then there was no drugs to help only surgery.

I would take the bird to a avian vet and get their advice on how to stop this.
Posted 11/21/2012 11:54:59 AM Post #3119
 

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Hello

4 times a year is too many, the best recommended cycle by many breeders is 2 times per year that way your bird has rested and you r happy with babies. To help your bird to go out of breeding condition you can: reduce sunlight, remove nest box and reduce variety of protein food, all of them together might help.

Thank you!

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