My parakeet is eggbound w soft egg

Discussion in 'Caged Birds - Finches, Canaries, Cockatiels, Parro' started by cicmic, Mar 26, 2017.

  1. cicmic

    cicmic Hatching

    Mar 26, 2017
    Hi, my parakeet is eggbound with a soft egg for over a month and a half now.. I have taken her to the vet, and they said she has a soft egg, but she was not yet in ciritical condition. I have given her calcium (with vit D) for a while now. But the egg doesnt seem to harden. She always ate a good diet, harrison pellets, dr harveys seeds, chia seeds, vegetables, big cage, flying space every day in the room.. What do I do? The doctor said he can try remove but its risky, so i hoped it will come to harden on its own. The bird still has a big appetite, she perches, poops and moves, but looks sick and very uncomfortable. Is there a chance that this egg will come out on its own? And if yes what else do i do to get it hard enough for it to pass? Can it pass when its soft?

  2. gpop1

    gpop1 Songster

    May 2, 2015

    Sounds odd. I would join a budgie or parakeet forum and ask there. If you find out anything please post back what advice you were given.
  3. ChickNanny13

    ChickNanny13 Free Ranging

    Jun 23, 2013
    The Big Island/Hawaii
    Try reposting in Emergencies - Disease - Injuries....If it's been that long, I would be calling around & getting a second opinion.
  4. bigredshaverhen

    bigredshaverhen Songster

    Jan 27, 2014
    Under your bed
    My finch recently was egg bound, with a soft shell-less egg.
    I would advise picking her up and feeling around her vent, see if you can help her push it out by massaging around that area

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