We have trapped more than 80 pelicans over the past three years, and the porcelain eggs have been a big help in protecting real eggs from getting damaged. They are just the right size and shape to fool a pelican! - Juliet Lamb, PhD Candidate, Clemson University
Hi, Melanie- Just thought you'd like to know -- I've used your dummy eggs twice now (two separate breeding seasons) for my macaw. When she started displaying nesting behavior last November, I cleaned her cage and while she was sitting on a perch outside her cage watching me, I slipped the dummy eggs into her cage in about the same place where she had put them the first time. Almost immediately, she went into full-on nesting mode and settled down on the eggs. She never laid any of her own but guarded the dummy eggs like a hawk, and when I pulled the dummy eggs a few weeks later, she acted a little confused at first, but after a few hours, she got the idea and was back to normal. Next season when she starts the nesting behavior, I'll put the eggs in a little sooner than I did this time, hopefully to head off the nesting behavior entirely. Thanks for a great product -- and congratulations on 10 years! - Toni
Thanks so much for the great product and advice. We were at the end of our rope and on the verge of rehoming our once sweet cockatiel. She began laying an egg or two once every two to three weeks since December. We were told she was a he so we were quite surprised. She seemed completely uninterested in them so we were taking them out. And now we know why she was a crazy egg laying mess. She now has her dummy eggs to count every evening. What a change. Thanks again, Tracey
Hi! I wanted to drop you a note that my dummy eggs worked! They almost match hers perfectly and by the time I received them, she had laid six. I put two in because she usually lays eight eggs and Voila! - she stopped laying eggs! I would not have believed if I hadn’t seen it for myself, so thank you so much! These eggs are going to help me immensely! - Suzi
I need the Cockatiel size. I had five for four years and had no problem, then last summer I had 27 eggs and they all hatched (the birds were supposed to be all male). I hand raised them all - it was exhausting. I found homes for many but I still have the original five plus ten babies, and I sure as heck don't want any more. They are a trip, but one experience was enough! Sandy...
Hi, again! So far your eggs are doing the trick! However, I didn't think I had this many males!! I've got six pairs brooding, so I need more eggs! But at least I won't go through what I did last year. You're a life saver!
My Parrotlet Chloe sat on the plastic bird eggs for 3 months, which was outstanding. I got them originally, because she had a breach egg. She laid on her fake eggs until about two weeks ago when she left them, but I left them in her nest box. Now she has returned to them miraculously. I took her to the vet today to see if she perhaps had another one of her own eggs stuck inside her, but she didn't. He and I decided that she must think she had already laid her eggs.
I took your fake eggs with me to her avian vet, and he absolutely raved about them. He's been a vet for over 40 years and he said he's never seen anything like it. I heard him calling his assistant to come look at your website!
Thank you Mel, we are looking forward to them! My lovebird hen has been sitting on her own eggs for 2+ weeks now and I need to replace them with these before I feel too bad about those little egglets. I wasn't aware that these dummy eggs were a "birth-control" option for our little flock and I am thrilled to have found you. Thank you again. Natalynne
Good morning! Wanted to thank you for expeditiing the eggs/nest. They came late yesterday & this morning were put into the birds' cage. By the time we left the room, both Saffron & Rainbow were happily sitting in the nest bowl. Love the rounded corner square shape instead of a round bowl & there is plenty of room for the two of them without having to feel crowded. Saffron had become critically ill a year ago due to chronic egg laying over a period of several months & it took a long time for her to recover. Having these dummy eggs should help them both avoid that in the future. Thank you for the treats which will be shared by the 4 of them. With thanks from the Brisbane family (humans & birds) :- )
Hi Melanie, Thought I'd let you know that I have got the eggs
Immediately they have been worth their weight in gold!
My 2yr old pair of Major Mitchel's layed; so I put 1 of your medium eggs in,
exactly the same size by the way. Took the real egg out worth $4500, and put in my incubator.
Next day checked the nest box and they had chewed the fake egg instead of destroying their real egg.
So they have already payed for themselves. I have put 2 more eggs in so there are 3 fake eggs in the nestbox.
Hopefully when the hen lays again the real egg will get lost among the fake eggs. — Ronald, Pacific Aviaries Ltd. NZ
Your site is a live saver! Tiki just won't stop laying eggs and she is exhausted. We have her on your HealthyHen food & Calcium / Mineral supplements. Wendy
I received the eggs yesterday, and the birds have taken them as their own.
(the male is also egg sitting - and they divided the eggs between them)
Thank you for remembering my TATA. She responded well to those eggs and sit on them like they were hers. We believe they helped her lay less as she was an old bird.
We had her for 12 yrs and she was full grown when we got her. When we first got her and she looked at me from the cage I saw a look of love in her eye. I reached in and she climbed to my shoulder and stayed there for 12yrs. Needless to say I loved her and she loved me. NICE NEW WEBSITE!!! CONGRATULATIONS!!!
I've been using the eggs on and off for 2 years now. And my bonded pair of cockatiels do great with them! When I see an egg at the bottom of the cage, I take it out and put in 4 of the dummy eggs. That is how many my girl typically lays before settling in for the hatch. It keeps her from over producing eggs that tax her system. And neither TJ or Lily know the difference. Thanks again for your great eggs!
I'm excited to be able to give our bird club an option, a ray of hope and hopefully see the decline in the smaller birds dying from calcium depletion due to the ignorance of people yanking the eggs as soon as they are laid. It's a fact people don't seem to realize when dealing with unwanted eggs - fertile or not. Lin Alaska Bird Club
Hi Mel,Thank you so much for expediting the eggs, which I happily received today. I'm really new at all this, so you and your website have been very helpful. Before I, myself experienced the need for the fake eggs, a friend of mine was searching for them and I started to help her search and I found you and she ordered eggs from you. Now it was my turn. I would highly recommend you to anyone in need of this, your helpfulness and caring are actually felt. Thank you again. Best, Simone
I ordered the Lovebird ones last week - thank you for sending them so quickly. I just got a pair of rescued Diamond Doves last week. They must be happy here because we have eggs! I do animal rescue (cats, guinea pigs and now birds...). I definitely don't want any extra pets! Nor do I want to contribute to the over- population of homeless pets. I am so happy I found your site! Thank you for what you do! Cathy
Wanted to let you know what an absolute success we are having with the senegal dummy eggs! First of all, they were the EXACT size! We simply went about our normal daily bottom of the cage cleaning routine and did a quick swap. Even under the most watchful eye of the new mama bird, the exchange happened and she swooped back down and nestled right on her little egg. We are only using one at this time and it has been fantastic. Since she is 26 and this is her first egg (mind you we thought we had a boy for the past 26 years!!). I can't thank you enough for this fantastic product! Not only do we love it, but our little girl Chickie is just adapting beautifully to it!!
All the best,
Mel, I am constantly astounded that people have not found your website! When my 'tiel started shaking her little bum in the corner and wanting to lay eggs, I was freaking out until I found your fakies. It is just pure *insanity* to me that this is not vet recommended and they are putting them on Lupron shots and horrible crap like that! Your website should be handed out like candy by vets! I am a moderator for a bird group and the second that someone says "Uhm, my bird laid an egg..." I tell them "DUMMYEGGS!!!!!". Thank you thank you thank you! Samantha
Thank you so much for shipping the eggs so fast. I am going to recommend your company to a vet hospital in Florida that I know the owner. Shipping so quickly made all the different. My bird is sitting on the dummy eggs.
Hi Mel, My Dove Angel began heavy cooing yesterday and today she got back in her nest with her six fake eggs and didn't get back up. I am so happy. I hope she lays on them another two months. Thank God Almighty for you and your eggs! Sincerely, Carolyn
Thank you Melanie. My Pigeon has laid eggs in both the medium and small parrot size so I think a combo of will do the trick. Thank you again for all of your help. Customer service like you offer does not happen much in today's world. Nancy
Just to let you know that the NY Bird Club does not advocate breeding -- this is why we recommend your company - for birth control. Thanks for your great dummy eggs, Anna Manhattan Bird Club
THANK YOU. First of all, my husband now knows I'm NOT out of my mind, that this is indeed what I'm supposed to do, and secondly, I can stop searching through junk drawers and closets for little plastic egg decoys. You have saved my sanity! Kristy
Hello Melanie, The fake eggs actually arrived yesterday! I can report it looks like they are going to work out just fine. I just put them under one of my nesting 'tiels and she jumped back in her "nest" and is happily nesting away.
I just wish I had these around years ago. Thanks! DC
My mini Macaw humps everything she can get her 'lil legs around and her behind up to. I've rearranged her cage, and blah blah blah, everything that is until I got Dummy Eggs. It stopped her in her tracks, no more eggs so far, and I couldn't be happier. She laid over 21 eggs in less then ten months and I got her to stop for almost a year. Then bam three eggs. I'm sooooo very thankful my baby will be ok and that's really thanks to DummyEggs.com! Bridgett
Hello! My eggs came today. I just wanted to thank you! My birds accepted them without a fuss. They really do have the same shape and weight as real eggs! Awesome eggs! Thanks again, Autumn
Thanks for offering the shipping choices.
By the way, I have been searching the internet for information about dummy eggs and your website FAQ is the best put together I have seen (by far). After reading it, I didn't need to search any further! Thanks very much, Bruno