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My parrot, Tongi and I have been together now for almost 18 years. I got her when she was about 4 months old.
When she came home with me, I was still hand feeding her. This of course strengthened our long father daughter relationship. To this day, she still flies to me for food and she is quite spoiled.
Over the last 5 years or so she has attempted to make a nest in her cage. She once took a brazil nut and cared for it as if it was an egg. It was funny and sad at the same time. Eventually, she gave up on the nut and destroyed her haphazard nest.
About three weeks ago, I noticed her constructing a new nest & was like oh boy here we go again. Days later, I noticed that she was really sitting in this nest. I leaned in on the cage and she happened to get up and come to me. When she moved, a little white egg was revealed. I actually scream aloud. What the hell? What? WHAT!!!!!!
Yeah, I was shocked.
Because she does not have a mate, the egg wasn’t fertile. Nature just ran it’s course and Tongi officially became a hen.
I did a little reading and found that this was nothing unusual. But still. WOW!!!
Over the last two weeks, Tongi laid two more eggs for a total of three.
I let the eggs stay with her for a while as she seemed to enjoy sitting on them. Most recently, I noticed that she kicked them to the side and stopped giving them any attention, so I removed them. She didn’t even care.
I’m still in shock but proud of my baby and her tiny clutch of eggs.
FYI, Tongi is a Nanday Conure and you can read about genus here.