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A new delicacy – Java Sparrow eggs

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Mon mixed up about her eggs

As you all know, Mon has been laying 6 or 7 eggs a month. All duds.

This time I decided to leave the eggs in her nest to see if it stopped her from laying more. About a week ago she starting tossing some, until a few days later she was down to just 4 eggs in her nest. I decided to just leave it be at that and see what happens.

Yesterday and today she laid two more eggs, so now there are 6 again: 4 old, 2 new – and I’m sure all unfertilized because Hao and Mon don’t mate. Though Mon is more than willing I’m sure.

doug

Mon is up to 7 eggs again!

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Mon started laying eggs again today

It’s just been a few days since I removed Mon’s last batch of 7 unfertilized eggs, and she’s laid another one this morning. She lays eggs more frequently than monthly over the last 6 months.

There doesn’t seem to be anything to do about it. She won’t lay eggs as long as there are 6 or 7 there. But then she’s spending all her time taking care of the eggs, which must be exhausting.

And if I remove the eggs she just lays more.

It doesn’t matter if she’s by herself in her own cage or living with Hao in his cage, or if there is a nest or not, or nesting materials or not. She just lays eggs.

doug

Virgin Birth Record Broken by Hotel Shark (news.nationalgeographic.com)

This might be Mon’s only chance of having babies. 

Mon lays a 7th egg again

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Mon has started laying eggs yet again!

I just removed her last unfertilized batch less than a week ago. She’s laying eggs every month now, like clockwork. doug

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