Yesterday Florence became egg bound again. Luckily we were in at the time when it happened, as we saw she had a long trail of egg yolk hanging from her passage, meaning the egg had ruptured inside.

Female birds can become egg bound if they have calcium deficiency, and being egg bound can quick easily have deadly consequences.  We phoned our local vet (as anti-biotics for birds cannot be bought in the UK) and got her on a week course of anti-biotics, calcium water and egg feed daily to help her cope. We also have a heat lamp set up to keep her warm.

So far, she seems to have got better, but the health of birds can change quite suddenly, so it is important to check on them regularly.

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