Egg Binding: Bird Term of the Day

Definitions of words used by pet bird enthusiasts with the pet bird slant.

Egg binding: (noun) When the female bird (hen) is unable to lay its eggs because of a disruption of the process, which could be due to disease, lack of exercise or calcium, etc. It is especially common in budgieslovebirds and cockatiels. Contact an avian veterinarian immediately if you suspect your bird is egg bound. Deter your bird from seeking out nesting sites or building a nest, and reduce the amount of sunlight and warm foods it gets during breeding season.

Watch Poppy, a cockatiel, lay her first egg and try to incubate them. (She is not egg bound.)

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