As of the second week of July 2015, Baby started laying eggs. This means that I have
four female Cockatiels of which three are egg-layers. Spice is an older bird and she doesn't lay eggs. Cockatiels
generally lay two to eight eggs in a single clutch at the rate of one every other day. All of my birds started out
with five, then the subsequent clutches went to four. I expect Baby to do the same as her mother and sister. They
will tend to the eggs for about four weeks .If the eggs are fertile, the gestation period is about nineteen days to
twenty days. The birds guard their eggs with extreme vigor. You can see that in the picture on the "Caution" page
of Baby guarding her eggs. She will bite if I get to close. Carly will bite also. Sugar just nibbles at my fingers
a little bit. This may be because I've had her so long and helped her with Carly and Baby. They will abandon the eggs
after the four weeks. About a week later, they will lay eggs again and the process repeats. I make sure they get more
than enough Calcium in their diets, because laying eggs depletes the Calcium in their bodies quite a bit.
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