• Parrots
  • Poultry
  • Birds of Prey
  • Pigeons
  • Passerines
  • Bird Accessories and Feed
  • Game Birds
  • Wading Birds
  • Sea Birds
  • Other Birds
  • More
    All Categories
    • All Categories
    • Parrots
    • Poultry
    • Birds of Prey
    • Pigeons
    • Passerines
    • Bird Accessories and Feed
    • Game Birds
    • Wading Birds
    • Sea Birds
    • Other Birds
    • Events
    • Services
    • Other Animals
    Please select a location from the drop-down list

    How to Prevent a Bird from Laying Too Many Eggs

    ArticleBird AdviceThursday 24 February 2011
    Share:

    Once female birds are sexually mature it’s normal for them to begin laying eggs. Male birds don’t even need to be present for this to occur. Occasional random egg-laying is normal but excessive egg-laying can prove to be a health risk and should be prevented. Here’s how.  

    Some birds lay more eggs when the days are longer. Change this by creating some artificial darkness for the bird.  

    Remove any favourite objects that the bird regurgitates on. She uses these objects as “a mate” and if you remove them this might change.  

    Move the bird’s cage – this could unsettle her cycle and cause her to stop laying eggs.  

    Don’t remove any eggs she does lay, as this will convince her to lay more.  

    Don’t feed your bird any soft mushy food as these usually stimulate birds to lay more eggs.

    Articles
    Subscribe to our newsletter
    //