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Egg Laying & Breeding Behavior

Our breeding behavior and egg laying page presents resources and articles that may be helpful to the conure or parrot owner. Each web page or article has been reviewed and approved by us.

It is recommended that you consult a variety of experts and resources in order to make an informed decision regarding the care of your conure.


What Do I Do if My Bird Lays Eggs? Explains why birds lay eggs and what to do if your bird begins to lay eggs.

Egg Laying Video: Video taken within the nest box of a female Eclectus parrot, as she lays her egg and her mate watches attentively.  Requires the Real Player video player.

Chronic Egg Laying:  Discusses what to do if your bird is a chronic egg layer.  While it's aimed at cockatiel owners, the information is also useful for conure owners.

Egg Binding: This veterinary practice's site walks the bird owner through the cause, diagnosis, symptoms, treatment, and prevention of egg binding.

Discouraging Breeding Behavior in Pet Birds: Explains what a bird owner can do to discourage breeding behavior in their pet bird.

Sexual Behavior in Companion Parrots: Article by Sally Blanchard on understanding and managing sexual behavior in your pet bird.

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