Every springtime you’ll hear them: stories of how a female pet bird suddenly looks to be at death’s door, when the previous day she was happy, active and building up a nest. More often than not, the cause of such sudden “illness” is not really a disease at all, but the result of her inability, for whatever reason, to lay her egg. This is most commonly known as egg-binding, and it can be deadly — if she is unable to lay her egg, she will die.
**For the full article, pick up the August 2010 issue of BIRD TALK**
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