Sera Lays an Egg

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…and another…and another…and another.
I purchased Sera, the lovebird, two years ago after my original lovebird, the blue-and-charcoal-grey plumed Raphi died. I don’t have a digital photo of Raphi, but this is what he looked like:

Parrots are notoriously difficult to sex. Experts say the only sure way to determine the gender of a parrot is to do a DNA test, which of course I never did.
But my intuition told me that Raphi was a boy and Sera is a girl.

Sera in her condo

Yesterday, while cleaning her cage, I noticed that she’s managed to tear a hole in the back of her hanging nest. I peeked in and was very surprised to see four big eggs.

Yup. Sera’s a girl! 😀

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5 responses to “Sera Lays an Egg

  1. Wow! That is so cool!

  2. That is lovely. I know chicken eggs take 21 days. Is the lovebird gestation shorter? Good luck!

    • Sadly, Sera’s eggs are unfertilized as there is no sire. 😉

      • My first rescue — and the first bird I’d ever had — was a sparrow named Buffy. She used to lay unfertilized eggs too. So does my wild finch, Janie, whom I’d rescued as a fledgling. She’s in the same “condo” as a rescued male wild finch, Immanuel, who may be her older sibling from an earlier brood by the same pair of parent finches. Janie lays eggs in the spring but doesn’t hatch them. I don’t believe her eggs are fertilized because she and Immanuel are both inexperienced.

  3. My little Lulu (a sweet Quaker Parrot) laid eggs; she’d push them around her cage to get them just right for settin’, but, alas, she didn’t have a mate. She didn’t seem to have any problem when I removed them, thank goodness. Oh, I miss my little Lulu-bell.


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