Therefore, an element of “wait and see” accompanies this new phase of Pickle's behaviors and your reactions to them. Parrots do not lay eggs until they reach the age of sexual maturity. Female Parrots don't need to have males with them in order to lay eggs. In the wild, a female parrot only lays eggs after having sex with a mate. For many birds, this occurs at approximately 3 years old. Egg Laying. Yes, companion parrots will sometimes lay eggs if they are happy with their environment, are in breeding season and have been stimulated by their favorite person. This has certainly become an important parameter for many Quakers to decide if their bird is male or female. Source(s): Bird breeder. And when the pet Quaker doesn’t lay eggs for many years beyond that, the owners are assured that their bird is male. Too much egg laying can cause your parrot to be calcium deficient which can be life threatening for your bird. Parrots like Cella, (Eclectus roratus vosmaeri) seek a nest, make it nice, lay eggs and incubate them but give up the eggs when don't hatch. Quaker finds it difficult to pass the egg and this obstruction may happen due to various reasons: Age of the Quaker at the time of laying eggs can cause Dystocia. As mysterious as it is, this is only answer I can think of. Think about how many "male" parrots have been rushed to the vet for panting and having trouble pooping, then "plop" - there's an egg! Normally, a Quaker may start breeding from the age of 2 years. A simple way of understanding why a single female produces eggs without a male present is to compare the situation to humans. Parakeets can have eggs even without male mates. The difference is that the egg laid by a single female bird will not be fertile, whereas a female that is part of a pair can lay a fertile egg. To make the shell of the egg your parrot must pull calcium from other parts of the body. Alot of times, when there is no male around the female, as in this case, the bird forms a relationship with you, as they prune your eyelashes and hair as they would a mate. Discourage your female from laying eggs after she has had one set of eggs during the season. For African Greys, the average clutch size is three eggs, but it can be as few as one or as many as five, they usually lay an egg and skip a day until the entire clutch is laid, some hens will sit on the eggs and care for them, some won't. If you have male and female birds: If you have both male and female birds at home, there is a chance that your egg is fertile. While laying eggs, sometimes the egg gets stuck in the uterus. This will stress the parakeet and make it uncomfortable. A male parrot can't lay an egg. I have had many a caregiver discover that their male parrot is, indeed, a female when they are surprised by an egg. If you see an egg in your parrot’s cage, here is what you need to know. Pickle could do the same. But, what is true, only females lay eggs. Pickle could do the same. Egg laying is a tremendous metabolic drain on our parrots’ bodies; they are not chickens! 2 0. rdaniels3. Do not attempt to touch the parakeet when it is trying to lay an egg. Only female parrots produce eggs. Plus, birds can develop serious reproductive and metabolic diseases from repeated egg-laying. You're her mate. This generally happens in the beginning stage of the egg-laying period. Remove the eggs from the cage if there is no male to fertilize the eggs. Male parrots can not lay eggs, but they may be keeping them warm. A bird does not need a mate to lay an egg. The reason you do not want to pull the eggs is that this can stimulate your parrot to lay even more eggs. 1 0. A few health issues can be ruled out by knowing the birds sex, since there are some sex-related problems that the other sex can't get, eggs being a big example. 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