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My female cockatiel has 3 eggs. I do not want babies. I've
My female cockatiel has laid 3 eggs. I do not want babies. I've read that you can boil or freeze the eggs and replace them so they cannot hatch. How do I do this and what happens if I start to do this… read more
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My 15 year old african grey has just laid an egg. Do I take
My 15 year old african grey has just laid an egg. Do I take the egg out of his cage or leave it in there? He is the only parrot that I have and has never mated… read more
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I have two lovebirds, dont know the sex, but one lovebird
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lorikeet has laid eggs but has returned to the nest has been
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My female budgie, Apple, is spending most of her time sitting on her two eggs in her nest
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I purchased 4 zebra finches a week ago. I believe one is a
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I HAVE TWO AFRICAN GREYS THAT I PUT IN TOGETHER IN A GAGE BECAUSE
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I have a bonded male and female parakeet-the female has a nest
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Okay, this may sound strange, but I have a female Budgie and
Okay, this may sound strange, but I have a female Budgie and a male Cockatiel that use cage toys to masterbate on. Besides that I have 2 male Cockatiels that have taken over a nesting box and have sex… read more
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My brother's parakeet keeps laying an egg every two days or
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My cockatiel laid an egg 3 weeks ago and I took it out she
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My son purchased two canaries for me. They were supposed to
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I am a first time bird owner, and I have a question about my
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I have 3 cockatiels, all female, and they have been together
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cockatiel: ive noticed..laying eggs..her overprotective behavior
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We have a male and a female turkey - they are being kept together
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