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Can a female cockatiel lay a egg without a male?

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can a female cockatiel lay a egg without a male?
Submitted: 11 months ago.
Category: Bird Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. B. replied 11 months ago.

Hello & welcome, I am Dr. B, a licensed veterinarian and I would like to help you with your wee one today.

In regards ***** ***** question, they absolutely can lay unfertilized eggs without a male. This can even be stimulated if a bird is overly attached to an owner (perceiving them as a mate) and/or the owner is stimulating lay by excessively handling. So, it is quite possible.

Now since your question doesn't discuss a specific bird, if you have a lass laying then please let me know and we can discuss steps to discourage this (since its waste of he body's resources and can lead to complications best avoided). Or if this was just hypothetical, then hopefully the above answers that for you.

All the best,

Dr. B.

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Expert:  Dr. B. replied 11 months ago.
Hi,
I'm just following up on our conversation about your pet. How is everything going?
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