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My parakeet is eggbound w soft egg

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

  1. cicmic

    cicmic New Egg

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    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 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Try reposting in Emergencies - Disease - Injuries....If it's been that long, I would be calling around & getting a second opinion.
     
  4. bigredshaverhen

    bigredshaverhen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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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