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Message #2513. This is a followup to #2512.

Name:Anna and Boo
Date:Wednesday December 29, 2004 8:32:22 pm MST
Subject:Re: Nanday acting strange
Message:It's not unheard of, and she is not too old. My best breeding pair are wildcaughts, at least 16-17 years of age, maybe older, and both are still strong and healthy. They have beautiful babies.

I am guessing she's never had an opportunity to nest properly, so never got as far as egglaying, until now. Nesting out in the open and low on the ground is absolutely not natural for them - they prefer deep cavities high up in tree limbs. But they are adaptable buggers, with a strong breeding instinct, and they can learn to nest in other ways if they really want to. I'm sure it took your girl a while to feel safe enough to nest on the cage bottom. :)

Just keep an eye on her, and let her sit on the eggs.

Good luck.

Jon wrote:
> Thank you for the info, she laid another egg and she is eating and
> drinking etc. I just kinda thought it was strange for a 11 year old
> nanday to suddenly start laying eggs, I'll wait until shes detatched
> from the eggs and then take them away.

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