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Single cocatiel laying eggs
Jan 6th, 2008 at 11:53am
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My pretty bird (her name) lays eggs several times a year, she has no partner I let her sit on the eggs for a few weeks and then throw them out. They have a yolk just like a normal egg. Does anybody else have a bird that lay's eggs? If so how long should I let her sit on them? I can alway's tell that she is going to lay eggs as she starts screaming. I bet it must hurt as they are not that small.
  
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Re: Single cocatiel laying eggs
Reply #1 - Jan 17th, 2008 at 10:01pm
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Is there anyone out there that can give me a responce to my question???? Cry
  
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Reply #2 - Oct 2nd, 2008 at 11:40am
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Absolutely. A female, just like a chicken, will lay eggs whether she has a mate or not. The eggs will obviously not be fertile. It does happen, but not to all females.
  
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Reply #3 - Oct 2nd, 2008 at 6:39pm
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My mom had a cocatiel that laid a few eggs and then her uterus muscles became weak and it prolapsed.  She ended up passing away because of that.  I think her case was not common though because female birds, like hens, lay eggs all the time without a mate.  Check with your vet or go online to find out more information.   If she has been doing this for some time, she is most likely ok but I would ask your vet anyway to be sure.
  

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Re: Single cocatiel laying eggs
Reply #4 - Feb 22nd, 2010 at 1:57am
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mytwodogs wrote on Jan 6th, 2008 at 11:53am:
My pretty bird (her name) lays eggs several times a year, she has no partner I let her sit on the eggs for a few weeks and then throw them out. They have a yolk just like a normal egg. Does anybody else have a bird that lay's eggs? If so how long should I let her sit on them? I can alway's tell that she is going to lay eggs as she starts screaming. I bet it must hurt as they are not that small.


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Re: Single cocatiel laying eggs
Reply #5 - Nov 11th, 2011 at 5:58pm
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Yes, unfortunately it is relatively common for female cockatiels (that are within age) to lay unfertilized eggs. And just as others have stated, this can lead to severe or chronic conditions that can even be fatal at times. My father's pet cockatiel (Charlize) does it upon occasion and it breaks my heart to see her struggling in such discomfort.. My father always makes sure to give her an extra bowl of water for her to lay the eggs in.. I know that it sounds weird and I'm not exactly sure what it does for her or if it even helps, but I have noticed that she uses it especially when she's really struggling. If you see your girl really struggling, you might want to take her in to see her avian vet... good luck and best wishes Wink
  

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