Ask Lafeber


February 28, 2020

My Bird lays a lot of eggs

How can i help my girl she lays eags every couple of mounts and i dont know what im doing wrong i do cover her at night and her diet is seeds and raw peanuts and some bird treats some times she will get a piece of bananas but i do pet her on the back and tail


Hi Jeff,

As I have mentioned to others, excessive petting, especially anywhere but on the head, can trigger hormones and cause chronic egg laying. With some birds, they still lay eggs no matter what you try. In this case, it might be time to take her to an avian vet and discuss giving her a hormone injection. I would first cut back on the petting, and stick to head scratches. If this does not stop her, then make an appointment with an avian vet.

Thank you for asking Lafeber,


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