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My parakeet laid an egg. What should I do?

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I have a pet parakeet and she has laid her first egg. Should remove the egg from her cage? Should I expect her to lay more eggs? Is it healthy for her? We don't have any other parakeets, so there is no chance in the egg getting fertalized. Is there something we should do so that she won't lay any more eggs?

asked Apr 29, 2013 in Bird Health by (3,100 points)

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It's normal for female birds (hens) to lay eggs sometimes. Your bird hasn;t been exposed to any male birds so the egg is infertile. You can remove the egg and dispose of it. If your hen ever meets a male, she can have fertile eggs. To determine if an egg is fertile, you can candle it. Use a flashlight to see inside the egg and if there is an embryo, it's fertile. Then leave it with the mother to see if she will sit on it for the incubation period. If not you can place it in an incubator until it hatches.
answered May 7, 2013 by (36,420 points)