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Old 10-22-2017, 08:28 PM
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Default My budgie won't stop laying eggs?

It's just her in the cage; she laid one egg a few months ago then didn't lay any more for a while, but over the last couple of weeks she's laid around 8 eggs and has spent a lot of time sitting on the floor of her cage

There's nothing in there that really resembles a nest, but she likes being inside toilet rolls so there are a few of those in there

Is it ok for her to be laying so many eggs? There's a supplement block in her cage and the eggs look fine but I just want to check that it's not a bad thing that this is happening

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It really isn't good for a female budgie to be laying a lot of eggs- it's very hard on her body. I would limit her daylight hours by to no more than 8 hours a day and start changing around her cage at least every week. This should tell her that this isn't the time to be laying eggs. Also I would definitely give her a calcium supplement since she's been laying so many eggs.
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It really isn't good for a female budgie to be laying a lot of eggs- it's very hard on her body. I would limit her daylight hours by to no more than 8 hours a day and start changing around her cage at least every week. This should tell her that this isn't the time to be laying eggs. Also I would definitely give her a calcium supplement since she's been laying so many eggs.
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Awesome, I've just changed up her cage and I'll put her in the dark earlier tonight; Summer's coming up here so that could explain the sudden egg production line haha

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I'd also take out the paper tubes, especially if she is going inside. Budgies nest in hollow trees, a tube is a great replacement.
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I'd also take out the paper tubes, especially if she is going inside. Budgies nest in hollow trees, a tube is a great replacement.
I was thinking the tubes might have been contributing and took them out too when I changed up the cage, hopefully she'll stop with the eggs now haha
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Abby,

Have you disposed of the eggs?
If not, you need to do so right away.

It is important not to have any nesting or "hiding" places (like the paper tubes) in the cage.

To discourage egg laying, you need to limit the amount of daylight your budgie gets to no more than 8 hours a day.

Rearrange everything in the cage every three days and, if possible, move the cage into different rooms as well.

Make sure she's got a cuttlebone in the cage and give her a calcium supplement to help offset all the calcium her body has been using to produce the egg.
Laying eggs is very hard on your budgies' body and without proper calcium it will affect both her bones and overall health.

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