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Question:

February 22, 2021

Bird keeps sitting on her egg


Hi so about a month ago I got a pet dove and then a one or two weeks later she kept sitting in the cage the whole day and we were confused why. Then she layed an egg and left it and 2 days later she layed another one. She’s been sitting on that egg since the day she layed it and barely gets out of the cage. We don’t think it’s a baby egg so is this normal? What should we do?


Answer:

Hi Melody,

Unless you have a male, the egg will not be fertile. Since the hatch time is around 14 days, she should lose interest in it in another few days to a week, and will push it aside or ignore it. If she doesn’t give up on it, then you can take the egg away and discard it.

Thank you for asking Lafeber,

Brenda

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