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Urgent MALE LOVEBIRD LAYS EGG WHAT DO I DO!!!

Discussion in 'Bird Emergency Highway 911' started by EthanBoha, 10/19/17.

  1. EthanBoha

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    My "male" lovebird Romeo laid an egg. I know now that she's not a he. So I got my lovebird Romeo 3 years ago, when i got them the people that we got Romeo from said that she/he had a mate named juilet (of course) was supposed to lay eggs but she had died in the process. Then thats when we took romeo. Now its been around 3 years that we have she/he and she /he randomly has one singular egg. We have a theory that the people we got her/him from had two females, because sometimes females have unfertile eggs just from having "feelings" for either humans or just stuffed animal birds but in our case its another female. So please help me.
     
  2. Familyof12

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    Is she okay? Does she look sick?
     
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    Don't panic, it's okay that she laid an egg. Don't remove the egg, unless you have a dummy egg to replace it with. She probably won't sit on the first egg, and she will most likely lay more eggs in the coming days. Just keep them all in there until she gets bored with them, about two weeks to be safe. To curb egg laying in the future, make sure she gets 11-12 hours of dark, quiet sleep a night, don't pet her back or under her wings, and remove anything she can consider a nest site. Just make sure she doesn't show any signs of egg binding, and make sure her diet includes a lot of calcium.
     
  4. Birdbabe

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    Yes, increase her calcium. Most birds will be okay with two or three eggs, after that, the body will "steal" calcium from the bones to create more.
     
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    What are good foods with calcium I can feed her?
     
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    Kale, broccoli florets, parsley, celery leaves,sweet potato ,you can also grate up cuttlebone on top of her other foods.
     
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