View Full Version : I Think I Am Going To Have Babies
06-03-2003, 02:43 AM
Well one of my girls is always laying eggs and trying to mate with the other girls. She is always making new nests and is getting very protective. I talked to the people at the bird shop near me and they suggested that she is in need of a mate. I am going to be getting a male for her from an animal rescue shelter. This will be rescue number 4. I know I am going to lose the little bond I have left for her but I think this is what she really wants....to be a mommy. Well anyways just though I would let you know whats going on.
Have a wonderful day
06-03-2003, 07:55 AM
So which girl is in the "mommy" mode? It is nice to sacrifice your bond with her to let her be a mommy! Just be sure to watch them when you put them together - and be sure they get along.
Good luck and let us know how it goes.
06-03-2003, 07:56 AM
How wonderful! But, you know they will lay eggs without a male, If you rescue a new bird for her, it "will" take away your "togetherness" She will have a friend and it will be very hard to just sit with her and have fun together. Couldn't you get her a nest and let her sit for a while? in a few days or so she will want nothing to do with them. I had a parakeet, and she did the same,then she would sit for two days and then she would eat them. I know what a mother huh? all the time they had no yolk in them. I think she would figure that out after a day or two? Anyway how ever you, decide I think is wonderful! good luck. Gail
06-03-2003, 01:24 PM
Have you thought about what you're going to do with the babies? They can have 4-6, sometimes more, and twice to three times a year. If you aren't positive that you can find homes for them all, I definitely woudn't get a male. I don't think it's necessary really,but the decision is up to you. Also, most likely you will still be able to be close with your little girl. Some relatives of mine had a male and female tiel who laid eggs, and after the babies hatched and were a few days old, the female let them hold and play with her again and was back to her former self.
06-03-2003, 04:02 PM
I agree that getting a male for her won't really solve the problem of her egg-laying. She will do that even if she didn't have a mate. I've had budgies and cockatiels that laid eggs all the time (without a mate) and my vet said that even if I got my cockatiel a mate, it most likely wouldn't lessen the amount of time she layed an eggs. I wanted to buy my female cockatiel a mate because I thought that if she laid a clutch of fertile eggs, she may stop laying all the time. Anyway, the final decision is yours ... and let us know what ever happens in the end. Good luck.
06-03-2003, 05:08 PM
Ditto on AMandas post.
06-03-2003, 06:54 PM
Again with the ditto.