My Tiels laid an egg, need help

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My Tiels laid an egg, need help

Post by fl.. » Sun, 17 Sep 1995 04:00:00



My brother and sister teil have been mating for awhile now, last night
she laid her first egg, what should I do, they are about 10 months
old, should I throw it away, replace it with a fake one, she laid it
on the bottom of the cage on the grill top, is it too late to get a
nesting box and put the egg in there, any help would greaty
appreciated. Thanks
 
 
 

My Tiels laid an egg, need help

Post by sherr.. » Sun, 17 Sep 1995 04:00:00


Quote:

>  My brother and sister teil have been mating for awhile now, last night
>  she laid her first egg, what should I do, they are about 10 months
>  old, should I throw it away, replace it with a fake one, she laid it
>  on the bottom of the cage on the grill top, is it too late to get a
>  nesting box and put the egg in there, any help would greaty
>  appreciated. Thanks

First of all, why are you allowing such inbreeding? The chicks from such a union
may exhibit deformities.  Siblings should never be allowed to mate.  If you're looking to
capture a particular trait, then mating parent to offspring is the  preferred pairing.
Dispose of the egg, and separate the siblings.  They are very young and may bond
successfully with a new mate if given the opportunity.
Good Luck!
Sherryl
 
 
 

My Tiels laid an egg, need help

Post by William E. Malacar » Wed, 20 Sep 1995 04:00:00


Brother and sister should not sleep with each other.
Quote:
>My brother and sister teil have been mating for awhile now, last night
>she laid her first egg, what should I do, they are about 10 months
>old, should I throw it away, replace it with a fake one, she laid it
>on the bottom of the cage on the grill top, is it too late to get a
>nesting box and put the egg in there, any help would greaty
>appreciated. Thanks

 
 
 

My Tiels laid an egg, need help

Post by Ken Silverm » Thu, 21 Sep 1995 04:00:00


I don't think it's the sleeping part that concerns the writer <g>.
                                   ^^^^^^^^^


Quote:
>Brother and sister should not sleep with each other.

>>My brother and sister teil have been mating for awhile now, last night
>>she laid her first egg, what should I do, they are about 10 months
>>old, should I throw it away, replace it with a fake one, she laid it
>>on the bottom of the cage on the grill top, is it too late to get a
>>nesting box and put the egg in there, any help would greaty
>>appreciated. Thanks

O   O   O   O   O   O   O   O eggman O   O   O   O   O   O   O   O
 
 
 

My Tiels laid an egg, need help

Post by Bari Tarmo » Fri, 22 Sep 1995 04:00:00


Both of my tiels lay eggs in clusters of about 6 (one every other day).
I tried to remove the eggs soon and also left them. Either way the cycle
doesn1t chnage. They just lay atop the egg for a day or so and give up.
I should mention that we have no male tiels so the eggs are always
inTrtile. An aviary vet tries hormone treatment on one of them because
she lays a bit too excessivly. But she gained alot of weight and it was
agreed that that was not healthy. I just try to make sure and supplement
their diet with calcium by adding crushed eggshell (vet1s advise). You
can either buy it at a pet store or crush it yourself, but make sure it
has been sterilised to remove potential bacteria. One of the tiels likes
to lay on the bottom of her cage under a tent of newspaper she makes. If
she doesn1t come out after a while I shoo her off so she can eat, drink
and evacuate (it1s amazing how they hold it in for so long!)
She only had trouble once: she was eggbound and couldn1t lay. We took
her to the vet and they helped massage her and induced her to lay. If
you don1t already have a regular animal hospital that has 24 hour
emergancy service? Tnd one. (something always happens at midnight,
weekends or holidays- sometimes when they fall on the same occasion!)
 
 
 

My Tiels laid an egg, need help

Post by Blue As » Sun, 01 Oct 1995 04:00:00


We have a cocaktiel, Puff, who has been laying eggs for about six months.
Apparently, if the eggs were infertile (which we assumed they were), she
was supposed to sit on them and then after a few weeks realize they
weren't "good" and abandon the nestbox.
However, she would start the cycle all over again soon thereafter.
We tried cutting down the sunlight and reducing exposure to the boys (we
have four females and six males plus two conures). She has bonded with one
of them.
Finally, in the last bunch of eggs we found at least one fertile enough
that it couldn't be flushed.
The vet recommended we let her go through with the process of raising a
young 'un in the hopes of shutting her down. Our last pair to raise babies
totally shut down after the fact and she never laid eggs or displayed
*** behavior.
So, baby #13 (we named it "lucky") is now a little over a week old. So far
the parents are doing well but I hope we don't have to do this with every
pair we have...
 
 
 

My Tiels laid an egg, need help

Post by sherr.. » Mon, 02 Oct 1995 04:00:00


Quote:

> <snip>
>  The vet recommended we let her go through with the process of raising a
>  young 'un in the hopes of shutting her down. Our last pair to raise babies
>  totally shut down after the fact and she never laid eggs or displayed
>  *** behavior.
>  So, baby #13 (we named it "lucky") is now a little over a week old. So far
>  the parents are doing well but I hope we don't have to do this with every
>  pair we have...

     If you are not wanting them to display reproductive behavior, I suggest that
     you remove the nestbox..  The nestbox is what stimulates such behavior.
     A pair will not usually mate or lay eggs without one.
     Sherryl