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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 05-06-2005, 08:10 PM Thread Starter
 
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my female cockatiel is the bottom corner of the cage and she has labored breating.... is she laying eggs or what?? some one please help ......
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If you haven't already, call an emergency vet now. Labored breathing and being at the bottom of the cage usually indicates a very sick bird.

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She needs a vet ASAP

In the meantime, she should be kept warm and calm.



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post #4 of 7 (permalink) Old 05-06-2005, 09:33 PM Thread Starter
 
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thank you guys


she just laid an egg but she had me worried and i called the vet and they said that if she does not have a nest box in her cage she will lay on the floor of the cage...... i took the nest box out so she would not lay she has been laying eggs since this time last year year round....... the vet said its normal.... but i was wondering if i can get ur guys opinions on this matter


and i am sorry for the false alarm..... i have a tendencie to get over worked by my animals im really sorry
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Glad things worked out..

Cockatiels can get to be compulsive egg layers. Some will way regardless of the presence of a male or a nest box.

If she continues to lay over and over again, you'll need to talk to your vet before she depletes herself.



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Hmm ... well, I don't know too much about getting her to stop laying eggs ... she doesn't have a mate does she? If she has been laying so many eggs you might want to consider uping her calcium intake. There are powder forms available as well as cuttlebone. But you want to make sure she is getting plenty. If she isn't getting enough then her bogy might take calcium away from her body to support egg production. What is the condition of the egg? Is it hard or is the shell kinda flimsy? If it is soft then she is already calcium deficient.

Also, make sure she is getting plenty of vitamins and try to be super vigilant about keeping her otherwise healthy ... egg binding is a serious condition that could happen otherwise. You might want to familiarize yourself with the symptoms so you can be prepared to recognize it in the future if it happens.
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post #7 of 7 (permalink) Old 05-07-2005, 04:37 PM Thread Starter
 
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she does have a mate and when i try to seperate them they get very aggressive
and i am upping her calcium
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