Young cockatiel emrging from cracked tan colored egg shell

How Do I Stop My Cockatiel From Laying So Many Eggs?

Last Updated on by Catherine Tobsing

Karen E. is concerned about her cockatiel’s egg laying,

 

My 4-year-old Tiel has now laid eggs for the second time in 5 months and plucked herself terribly!

 

She eats pellet and some greens and cuttlebone, mineral block.. she’s very picky at eating.

 

What is the best thing I can do for egg-laying to throw her off, and the plucking? Her health is normal since the last vet visit.

 

I’m beside myself!! Please help💔

 

We feel your pain, Karen,

We had a cockatiel was a prolific egg layer, had Ascites and cancer.

 

We stopped the egg-laying but cancer eventually took her.

 

A 72 hour light treatment will start to solve both problems.

 

Some birds like cockatiels will pull their own feather for netting material use – FYI.

 

This post will give you some background and instructions for the lighting treatment. 

 

How Pet Bird Keepers Get The Lighting Thing Wrong

 

Best of luck

MitchR

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