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Old 07-30-2020, 07:46 PM   #11
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Oh, about her not flying. It's probably because she is in egg-laying mode right now - all she is probably thinking about is laying eggs.
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Old 07-30-2020, 07:57 PM   #12
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I got her out while I was changing her water and she got tangled in my hair, when I was getting her out, I'm pretty sure there's another egg in there. I put her in another room, blacked out everything and put her to bed. I really did not want to deal with this right now but that's the gamble I took when I got a female...
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She hasn't used the tent since I got her new perch... Which is crazier to me.
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It would be a good idea to take Sweet Pea to the vet for a check up, if you haven't done so. I don't remember you telling us in your earlier threads/posts if you had. It is good to have her looked at in the vet's office. The vet may see something that needs to be dealt with.



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Old 07-31-2020, 12:39 AM   #15
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On the egg shells you can also microwave them. I prefer to since it kills the bacteria on them. Just be sure to put a cup of water or something else you can cook in the microwave with them.
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Another option for the eggshells is to bake or boil them. You can wash the eggshells out using warm water and then cook them in the oven on a cookie sheet for around 20 minutes at 250 degrees. When boiling them, allow around 10 minutes in boiling water to ensure that all the bacteria is eliminated. They can then be crushed for use or your bird can eat them as is.

The other option is to order liquid calcium with vitamin D added. The vitamin D allows the calcium to be readily absorbed.
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Ah, baking eggshells! We used to do that growing up for the chickens! She laid egg #2. I still have her covered bc when I got home at 9pm she was covered but the TV sounded like a theater! I moved her to another room. The vet is a ridiculous distance away but I think there was one close who just did well checks. Anybody want to trade lol. Just kidding, she's my girl. I can't touch her AT ALL right now either, wiggleneck away. Took tent out, moved perches, toys, all of it.
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Good job removing the tent and rearranging her cage. Remember also to keep covering her up for 14 hours each night. All these things should help.

Her hormones are probably sky high right now. You just have to be patient with her. Remember that this is just temporary. She'll eventually go back to her being your sweet little girl again. Hang in there!
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Uh oh!
In addition to the other wonderful advice you have I will add that if she's totally ignoring the egg after a day or so you can remove it. I had this happen with Rosey, my Bourke. She laid an egg but totally ignored it. I took it away and she laid 2 more and then it's never happened again. She ignored them all each time. I mean if they ignore them I guess it doesn't hurt either way but I just took them out when I saw she was totally ignoring it.
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Old 08-03-2020, 08:32 PM   #20
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Some birds don’t sit on their eggs until they have laid at least two or three. It is best to never remove an egg because it will cause the female to replace the lost eggs. By removing an egg you are just restarting the egg-laying cycle again.

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