St Thomas conure lays eggs!

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Bo-Ming Tong:
I have a green-cheeked and a St. Thomas in the same cage. In retrospect, it was not a good idea to do so since the green-cheeked was hyperactive and the St Thomas could not keep up. But by now the St Thomas is very much attached to the green cheek but stressed when the green-cheeked is not around. They sleep together at night in the same tent that was bought from a pet shop.
It is spring time and the St Thomas began to lay eggs over last week right inside the tent. Two of them fell out of the tent to the bottom of the cage and broke. Fearing that she would lay more eggs to replace the lost ones I stitched some barriers onto the tent to prevent any further eggs from falling out, put some mineral supplements in her water and added a cuttlebone to the cage.
Just wish to check... there is no chance that a green-cheeked would produce any offsprings with a St. Thomas, right?
She does not sit on her eggs all the time but only guarded the general cage area. In nature she is supposed to have the heat of a termite nest to incubate her eggs but obviously we don't have any termite nests for her.
She just laid one more egg this morning and judging from her swollen belly there may be more to come. Any advice on what I should do in this situation? Thanks.
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Joanne:
[nq:1]I have a green-cheeked and a St. Thomas in the same cage. In retrospect, it was not a good idea ... her swollen belly there may be more to come. Any advice on what I should do in this situation? Thanks.[/nq]
I'm not an expert but I doubt there would be fertility since the St. Thomas is an aratinga ( Aratinga pertinax pertinax) and your hen is a pyrrhura (Pyrrhura molinae). Your female, however, appears to be in luuv!

My suggestion would be to separate the two to opposite ends of the house. This will probably be obnoxious for a while as they call for each other.

I would also move her cage, exchange all of her toys and rearrange everything in her cage. In fact, since you will need another cage to facilitate the separation, move her.
Most important is to give her time to finish her laying cycle. You don't want to risk an egg binding or a ruptured egg before it is expelled.

Don't put supplements in her water; that creates a breeding ground for disease. Do give her calcium-rich food such as broccoli, yogurt, cheese and hard boiled egg with the shell mashed in the mix. Do a google.com search for food high in calcium for other options.
Good luck.

Sincerely,
Joanne
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Jangchub:
[nq:2]I have a green-cheeked and a St. Thomas in the ... advice on what I should do in this situation? Thanks.[/nq]
[nq:1]I'm not an expert but I doubt there would be fertility since the St. Thomas is an aratinga ( Aratinga ... the shell mashed in the mix. Do a google.com search for food high in calcium for other options. Good luck.[/nq]
I didn't think birds could digest dairy.
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Anonymous:
[nq:1]I didn't think birds could digest dairy.[/nq]
Birds are lactose intolerant. However, they can eat some dairy products occasionally, but not in large quantities. Off the top of my head my AG has eaten Feta cheese, Cottage cheese and milk with no problems.
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John Hines:
[nq:2]I didn't think birds could digest dairy.[/nq]
[nq:1]Birds are lactose intolerant. However, they can eat some dairy products occasionally, but not in large quantities. Off the top of my head my AG has eaten Feta cheese, Cottage cheese and milk with no problems.[/nq]
Cosmo, my Goffin, is a big fan of Ben & Jerry's Pistachio ice cream. Eats it by the spoonful.

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Anonymous:
[nq:2] Birds are lactose intolerant. However, they can eat some ... eaten Feta cheese, Cottage cheese and milk with no problems.[/nq]
[nq:1]Cosmo, my Goffin, is a big fan of Ben & Jerry's Pistachio ice cream. Eats it by the spoonful.[/nq]
My AG loves ice cream too..
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