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Published on Jan 31, 2009
Wild caught, but now captive Blue and Gold Macaw laying on her 2 eggs. As there was no male, the eggs are unfertilized. However, she will tend to them for around 23 days. At that point, she will know that the eggs will not hatch, and she will start abandoning them. It is important not to disturb the bird once they go into nesting behavior as that could lead to the bird becoming egg-bound. As well, if you allow the bird to keep the eggs until the normal time it would take them to hatch, then you reduce the chances of the bird becoming egg-bound. Also, it is important to begin to supplement the bird with calcium when you first start noticing nesting behavior; this will also reduce the chances of the bird becoming egg-bound.