Pictures of my cockatiel laying en egg.

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  1. toby
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    Tippi has lyed several eggs since spring. She stoped laying
    eggs in september, I think it was. I was worried because she had layed a number of eggs during spring/summer this year.
    Perheps 6-10 eggs. I have two female cockatiels and both have been laying eggs.
    I just have to throw them away as they come.
    One get worried because it has to be very hard work to produce several eggs in those tiny bodies.
    I have often wonder how it is possible. Where does the eggs come from??? :o:

    Enyway, I know now when Tippi gets ready for egglaying. She gets a special bodylanguage.
    I saw she made her self ready and grabbed my camera.

    Poor Tippi. Here she gets ready on a perch.
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    The egg fell to the floor and broke.
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    let them sit on them until they're bored before removing them, only remove broken ones

    removing them as they lay them , they only lay more to replace the ones removed.
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    atvchick95, I tryed to give Lussi a nestbox. It was a very stressful 21 days. She was very "angry" . :p
    After 21 days, I took the eggs away. (They were not fertilized).
    Yes, it´s probobly better to give them a box, let them have the eggs for a while , and then break of the nesting, and hopefully they have "got over it".
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    GREAT shots!

    But...Yikes!...how is the shell quaulity of the egg? She looks very close to prolapsing her uterus or cloaca :( Not that much tissue should be exposed when they are expelling the egg.
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    ok wait you are throwing them away..nope..not a good idea...keep them please let her sit on them until bored maybe 20-30 days..put a small ppaper towl on the grate...also that doesnt look normal..she is close to prolapse...get her to a vet please
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    The eggs were normal with "hard" surface. It is a couple of monts since she stoped laying. She is doing fine now.
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    Next time , I will let her have a nestbox. They were sure looking for one before the eggs came. I think its better to let them sit on the eggs (6 eggs) for 20 days and so be over with it all. The alternative is a bird laying over ten eggs during several monts. Not good. :(

    Tippis eggs were fertilized. Lussis , was not. How du I make fertilized eggs NOT fertilized? Use a pin and take out the yolk?
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    Keep the males separate from the females

    I don't believe in killing babies in eggs rather its yolk or not its a potential baby and that is nothing different then abortion to me
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    I totally agree. I cringe and shudder when I hear of freezing, shaking or boiling them.
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    great captures but I agree she looks very close to prolapse. Is it worth investing in some dummy eggs to swap out so that she is not laying so many so often?
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    Keep the males separated from the females??
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    um toby you asked for advice and were given some very good advice, i am not seeing the problem /shrug
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    This forum is not for me.
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    sorry you feel that way. Please look after that gorgeous laying girl of yours
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    Toby I don't have any advice but the set of pictures is AMAZING!!
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    excuse you, you most certainly can and I do it all the time when I do NOT want my birds to produce babies the boys are in one cage and the females are in another cage and Yes this includes BONDED pairs

    you wanted advice, You got it. Can't help it You didn't like it

    perhaps birds aren't for you if you don't want to take the NECESSARY precautions so they do NOT have babies OR worse since you've already been warned by a VERY RESPECTED BREEDER(SRTIELS) that your bird looks like she was about to have some serious issues going on

    but what ever Keep letting them do it and see where that gets you

    and by the way Toby I DO NOT DRINK
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    Sorry for beeing a bit "sharp". Somehow, I knew this was a breeders advice.
    My four cockatiels fly in the livingroom the whole day. I em not a breeder.
    Theese wonderful birds gets in love with each other.
    The lovers (tippi an litn) can´t bee away from each other for one minute.
    To separate them would bee a cruel thing to do. To separate birds in a flock is cruel
    just because you should not have to throw away fertilized eggs.
    I´v had cockatiels for 5 years now and have some experience with cockatiels.
    Even thou I know the answer, I still asks questions in forums. Because I know that
    there are many first time bird-owners out there that needs theese answers.
    Many experienced birdowners throw away newly layed eggs. That I know for a fact.

    A better thing to do in my case must be to let the lover pair have a nestbox.
    It can be a regular cardboard box with nest material/s. Then they will nest for about
    20 days and they will be “over it”. (After 5-6 eggs) The alternative is a bird that
    lay over ten eggs over a periode of 5-6 monts. That must be exhausting for a bird.


    One of my female cockatiel has only one foot. (Lussi). I was stupid enough to
    let her have a cardboard box with nesting materials , thinking that she could
    lay down and rest.:rolleyes: Big mistake. She started to lay eggs right away. Lussi
    was alone at that time. (My other three birds came later.) The advice to me was
    to let her have the eggs for 20 days. And I would have to be “the father”, since
    it is the male that feeds the female during the nest periode. Lussi was VERY
    angry during these 20 days. After 20 days I removed the box and the eggs.
    (They were not fertilized)
    After a few hours all was normal again. And she stoped laying eggs.

    Lussi on the nest.
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    I think the advise over here about letting they have dummy eggs, is a good advice. I will try that next time they start laying eggs.
    Hopefully not before spring.
    I proboble have to make the eggs my self since I dont know where to by them. :)
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    Toby, your tiels are lovely, and thanks for sharing the pictures of one laying an egg!

    I wouldn't have a clue as to what to do if any of my birds laid an egg.

    I hope you continue to stick around this forum to share your pictures and stories about your tiels. They are so darling. :hug8:
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    I have 5 females and 5 males together and have never had a problem, I don't plan on separating them either. (and I have a bonded pair at the moment)

    The photos are interesting, I've seen a budgie lay an egg, but comparing them to a 'tiel egg looks 3x as big, lol - of course a 'tiel is bigger.. but seeing an egg come out of a SMALL budgie, and then a BIG egg coming out of a little 'tiel is unreal.
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    well you know Kelli and Susanne gave wonderful advise...my only concern i s the birdie with the near prolapse...I will tell you a secret...Susanne knows her stuff inside and out and even has avian vets consult with her...please listen
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