Umbrella Cockatoo has laid an egg
I watched your Webinar last week and asked a question about our Cockatoo. It didn’t get answered, but the situation has changed….
23 year old female Umbrella Cockatoo. She has been with us just 12 months. Everytime she is with me she is “huffy” – if you get what I mean. She will even be “huffy” on her own in the cage. I know not to encourage her so if she tries to cuddle up I carefully remove her to another place, but she keeps coming back and in the end she has to go back in the cage. I miss our normal interaction, and I know she does too. How long will this last, and is there anything I can do?
Can you help? We have a 23 year old Umbrella Cockatoo, Sammy. She has been with us for just over a year. Her previous owners, who had had her since a youngster, said that she had laid an egg once in her life. She has been very hormonal for about 2 weeks – we have resolutely ignored her behaviour. This morning she has laid an egg. What is the best thing to do? Previously when we have had Conures lay eggs we have simply left them in situ until the bird got bored, is this the right thing to do this time? Sammy is not in terribly good condition, she has a history of plucking (something I now suspect to be hormonal) and is under weight. Her diet, before she came to us, was very poor, and we haven’t made all that much progress in getting her to accept better nutrition.