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About 5 days ago my cockatiel who is a bit more than 1yrs old stared laying eggs, today i took her to the vet for a check up to see hows she doing and what to do with them the vet told me to simply just get rid of them. i thought itd be best to wait for her to lay the whole clutch but he said just to get rid of them all. What should i do??
2 of the eggs broke so now theres only one:frown:
 

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Unless you dont want babies, WHY get rid of the one good egg? Is she taking care of it? If so, leave her alone and let her do her thing. I can't imagine a vet telling you to get rid of good eggs! I think I would find a different vet!
 

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Hi, I have an 8 years old female cockatiel. Every year she lays between 3 to 4 eggs. Sometimes 2 times a year. I always let the eggs with her until she lost interest on them. It will occurs in three weeks. Her survival instinct is protect her eggs from everybody, so, I think removing them goes against their nature. By the way, this year she didn't lay eggs, I guess she's not fertile anymore.
 

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If the eggs are not fertile, letting her laying eggs only exhaust her body, so I would do something to stop her from laying more eggs. I had a female cockatiel kept laying unfertile eggs and she got thinner and stressed. I tried fake eggs but it didn't work so eventually I took her a bird specialist vet to implant hormone controlling medicine to stop her laying anymore eggs. This tiny pill will slowly dissolved in her body, not harmful and very easy implant. It will last for I think 6 months and after that if hen gets in breeding mode, you would have to implant a new one. There are more natural ways to help hens stop laying eggs if you don't want to use chemical.
 

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Avoiding touching her, hide narrow dark spaces in the house as they love to go in there to lay eggs, make a day shorter by covering a cage earlier so that she thinks it is winter, changing her environment like moving her cage somewhere else, basically remove all the things that encourage her to breed. I tried all of them and as the last solution, used implanting medicine. She stopped breeding immediately and never laid eggs after this.
 
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