Ask Lafeber


March 9, 2022

African grey pair

I have a breeding pair of greys which have mated several times over last couple weeks. She has laid one egg 3 days ago and is sitting on it nearly all the time but will there be more eggs?


Hi Hilary,

Yes, normally there would be 2-4 eggs. If this is the first clutch, it’s not unusual for there to only be one egg. The main concern is did she lay another and then eat it. It’s very important that you are offering an egg food for protein and calcium. This can be a commercial egg food or cook an egg with the shell washed, crushed and cooked with the egg. Most first clutches will fail, but do everything as if it will work out, because it just might.

Thank you for asking Lafeber,


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