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.
Best of luck