Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Claudia's egg!

Claudia laid her egg last night, around 8:30. I am certainly very, very, happy, every egg laid with no complications makes me feel a little better.

Claudia slept with her egg all night, and was still sitting on it this morning. She seemed so proud of her egg. She did not like the cardboard box I gave her, except to chew it to pieces. She has never been very nesty, even throughout this. She does seem to like her little fleece blanket hut, though. I have a towel going down the side of the cage I am taking the pics from, so it is fairly private.

Poor little Chester, he is very nervous about all this
egg laying business his girlfriend is busy with!

This morning, when I fed the birds breakfast, Claudia was still sitting on her egg. However, when I went back into the room several hours later, she was up on the door perch, playing, and had kicked the egg across the cage, and flung mash all over it! She is still very swollen, so there is at least one more egg coming. I don't think ekkies usually lay much more than two eggs, perhaps three, so that should be about it. Hopefully they are laid just as easily!


DoodleBird said...

I guess she's not ready for children. :-)

Susie Collins said...

I'm so happy the egg came out okay! Being egg bound is no fun and I know you are breathing a sigh of relief.

Happy Holiday to you and all your critters!

The Oko Box said...

How adorable! My best friend in grade school use to raise birds and help them along in their breeding - it was always so awesome to me!! I have wanted to have birdsagain (had a few way back) but was afraid the extreme tempature changes in the mountains would be bad for them... like too hot in the summer?

Meg said...

I don't think the temperature changes are a real problem, as long as your birds are healthy. And MCS houses are soo much friendly for birds! If you are really worried about it, you could always get a bird that is from the mountains.

On the off chance you do decide to get a bird or two, I would highly recommend Phoenix Landing, www.phoenixlanding.org. They are an incredible rescue, and have a base near you, I believe. The only problem could be going to a seminar, that is an issue for me. Who knows, though, maybe they would be willing to work with you anyway! If not, I am sure there are other good rescues in your area. Basically, I think it is really important to get a rescue/rehome!

The Oko Box said...

Thanks Meg- I will definitely consider it! That was alot of good info!!!