I own a single companion bird, of the parrotlet variety. I have owned the bird since last November as it was an early Christmas present. The bird was in a mixed pen that contained only one other parrotlet of unknown sex. It is now April as I write this.
The bird was extremely playful still, but often wants to return to its cage. I thought it was going mental as it sits under the paper towel unitl I noticed the single egg today.
Who has had this happen, and what was the result? I do not know if this is normal or not. The birds diet consists of mixed seeds and eating with us at dinner.
Please help
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How about daily fruits, veggies, grains..
What does mean "eating with us at dinner"?
Paulo
I own a single companion bird, of the parrotlet variety. I have owned the bird since last November as it ... this is normal or not. The birds diet consists of mixed seeds and eating with us at dinner. Please help

It is very normal. What is happening is the bird has gone into egg laying mode because it has access to nesting material combined with it's raging hormones. Female birds go through periods during the year where their hormones get revved up, and if nesting material is around, they will make somehting that resembles a nest and lay eggs. Often they don't need any material at all. They will just lay an egg on the cage bottom.

Not sure how your cage is configured, but try and put the paper towells under the grate where the bird no longer has access to them anymore.

You absolutely need to read about birds and egg laying. There's plenty to know, like not removing the eggs until the bird is done laying, and especially like how to stop it if it becomes chronic and what to do if your bird ever becomes egg bound (make sure you have an avian vet that is trained in the removal of the egg).
http://www.wctropicalbird.com/bird%20education/egg laying.htm

http://www.cockatiels.org/articles/breeding/eggs.html

http://www.multiscope.com/hotspot/eggbinding.htm
http://www.aviannetwork.com/articles/eggs.htm
Dave
unitl I noticed the single egg today. Who has had this happen,

At least thousands and thousands of people have had a pet bird that has no mate lay an egg
and what was the result?

Nothing.
I do not know if this is normal or not.

Obviously. It is.
The birds diet consists of mixed seeds and eating with us at dinner.

and you supplement you dinner with calcium?
Please help

With what?
The bird was extremely playful still, but often wants to return to it cage. I thought it was going mental ... might like it if you give her some nesting material o a box to hide in / lay eggs in

Eventually (a week or two later), she will get bored of sitting on them an start to lose interest in them, sitting on them less and less. Remove th eggs, one per day over a period of several days, and she will be back to he usual self. Be sure to provide a good source of calcium, such as cuttle bon or vitamins or whatever she prefers, as egg laying is difficult on thei bodies
Anyway, what I described above is what I did with my female cockatiel and i always worked okay. Good luck!
already done that
Your note appears on the surface as very nasty and mostly useless.
already done that

?? done what?
It would help if you put at elast part of what you are replying to so as the rest of us can make sense of your posts.
Your note appears on the surface as very nasty and mostly useless.

ANd your at best shows that you have not the least clue on how to care for a bird you have had for some 5 months. You appear to have done little or no research in that whole time either. May I suggest a book entitled 'birds for dummies'.
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