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Old 07-15-2020, 09:54 PM
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I have a 2.5 year old female budgie Mikhail who I have had since she was about 6-7 weeks old that has never been hand tame (even with hours of trying and reward training, she just is a scardie chicken, but we have accepted her for who she is) I have another female budgie who is hand tame, and three other birds who are all very tame. I swear there was a point to telling you all that, over the last few days I have notice that when I let the birds out of their cages for free flight time, Mikhail flies directly to one of the other birds cages and starts eating their food, or goes to their cage and goes directly to sleep. And every time I see her during the day she is all fluffy and sleeping. And when I go to catch her to put her back in her cage today she let me without putting up a fight and let me rub her head. This is not normal for her, she DOES NOT LIKE to be touched, I mean she might but she is to scared of humans to let us try to know if she does or not.
It's like she is conserving energy, and eating more for something could it be that my sweet chicken is getting ready to lay her first egg? If so what kind of supplements should I be giving her to keep her at optimal health? And how do I discourage any further egg laying, I never wanted female birds in the first place....that why she has a boy name, we were told she was a boy..oops.

Any help, suggestions, or insight would be greatly appreciated.
My avian vet is currently out of town and I am worried about my sweet chicken.

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Old 07-16-2020, 10:45 AM
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When does the Avian Vet return?
Have you made an appointment to have her seen as soon as he/she returns?
Is there another vet you can take Mikhail to in the meantime for a wellness check?
Is she currently in breeding condition? (cere brown and crusty)
Is she molting right now?
What is your budgies' current diet?
Are they getting a good quality seed mix, pellets and vegetables?
How much added protein (such as egg food) are you giving them and how often?
Has she been chewing on the cuttlebone more than normal recently? You need to make sure she's getting enough calcium.

Do you have Mikhail in with male budgies?
If so, separate the females from the males.

Decrease the amount of daylight Mikhall is getting to no more than 8 hours per day.
Rearrange everything in the cage every couple of days and make sure there is nothing in the cage that can be used as a nesting site.
If she is eggnant, she'll go ahead and lay the egg on the bottom of the cage -- dispose of it immediately (you aren't killing anything as even a fertilized egg isn't viable until its been incubated for about 3 days).

Your duplicate thread which was posted in "Budgie Behavior" has been deleted. Please do not post multiple threads regarding the same topic throughout the forum.
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From what you have described it sounds to me like she is ill rather than getting ready to lay an egg, I base this on the fact that you have said she is fluffed up and sleeping during the day and she did not put up a stink when you went to catch her, all indications that she is not feeling at all well. If she does have an egg and is egg bound that is a serious problem and needs attention. Have you noticed any straining as if she is pushing to expel an egg? It is customary for a vet to leave referral info when they are not available, has your vet not done that?
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