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Kalypso laid an egg

Sparkles99

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What about a breeder? Is there an experienced one in the area whom you would trust to file his beak? Experienced breeders often do minor things, though I don't know if this would be considered minor or not.
 

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Aww you guys ❤ Kalypso laid another egg ❤ That's three so far. She's doing fantastic! 20210609_102159.jpg

On another note, Pi's beak looks so much better this morning! I emailed the vet some pictures of it today and a little video, she doesn't think he needs to be seen. He is acting completely normal, doesn't seem to bother him at all. So relieved. I'm adding a thumbnail of him - it's bruised and you can see where he chipped it off. He won't let me clean his wee face off :facepalm: so that's dried blood, yes, but it has completely dried and will heal up quite well I think.
He's not a happy boy in his photos...he very much dislikes being held.
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That's a lot more beak than I thought he broke! Yikes! Looks painful!

Do give him as much soft foods as he's willing to eat! Sprouts, soaked nuts, vegetables...


No, have not heard of any budgie hybrids.



And she does have a spot to nest! Or else she wouldn't be laying eggs.... the food dish is too large! Or too tall? Changing it out for something different may help discourage eggs in the future.


You could discourage egg laying now, or wait until after she's done sitting. If you do it now or later, doesn't matter, you want to remove anything that is nest like! And that includes the dish!
 

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That's a lot more beak than I thought he broke! Yikes! Looks painful!
It's less than I initially thought! There's still beak under the red/bruising. When he chipped it, it peeled back. I'm assume it would have to be painful, but he is acting 100% normal! He's extremely focused on Kalypso, so I'm sure that's part of why he's ignoring the pain (maybe?).

Do give him as much soft foods as he's willing to eat! Sprouts, soaked nuts, vegetables...
Absolutely!!! I wouldn't dream of not doing so or not treating it. Kalypso had injured her beak before, so it's something I'm semi familiar with.

No, have not heard of any budgie hybrids.

And she does have a spot to nest! Or else she wouldn't be laying eggs.... the food dish is too large! Or too tall? Changing it out for something different may help discourage eggs in the future.

You could discourage egg laying now, or wait until after she's done sitting. If you do it now or later, doesn't matter, you want to remove anything that is nest like! And that includes the dish!
It never occurred to me (before this) that the dish would be seen as a nesting spot. I assumed (obviously falsely) that since it's the food source, it wouldn't be seen as a nest. That will be changed, I guarantee.

I'm going to leave her to brood so that she comes out of it naturally and then change the dish. She still has an egg bum and I don't want to risk causing her to be egg bound.

I'm 99.9% sure there is no life in those eggs. They are two very distinct genera, and not compatible from everything I've read. For now, I'm doing my best to treat Pi's beak as best I can without over stressing him more and leaving Kalypso to be the little mother hen.
 

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Just to clarify - I regularly make a mash for my birds. This morning's batch is a mix of lentils, split peas, chick peas, pasta, rice, ancient grains, some berries, cauliflower, and squash. All cooked together so it's soft and yummy for them. For Kalypso and Pi I added egg meal.
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And Kalypso laid another egg
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