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Question:

June 17, 2021

Two females laying egg as couple..


One of my female is big n other is small the other one blue has started laying egg.. she is small now? I can afford to have another cage to separate them.. can the early sleeping time help me?


Answer:

Hi Priyanka,

There are a number of chances you can make to discourage egg laying, but you need to make all of these changes, not just one thing.

Limit their light to 8-10 hours by covering the cage early each evening

Do no give them anything to use as a nest – no bird huts or tents, no box, bowl, etc. If one decides to sit in a food bowl, remove it and replace with smaller cups.

Do not give them anything to shred such as paper or cardboard.

Rearrange the toys in the cage.

Move the cage to a different place in the room. Move the cage about once a week, or whenever they show signs of nesting.

If the birds are let out of the cage, do not let them get in any dark cozy places.

If there is no metal floor grate, then do not use any bedding or paper in the cage tray – leave it bare and clean it daily.

If the birds continue to lay eggs anyway, then you may have to take them to an Avian Vet for a hormone implant or shot.

Thank you for asking Lafeber,

Brenda

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