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i have only the one love bird but she has laid an egg and now my love bird is weak cant fly much and is sleeping a lot
what can i do to make her feel better

Answer
-- This is a very serious condition and unless you have a medical degree in avian studies I'm afraid you cannot fix her at home.   BUT you can make her a hospital room in order to transport her to her vet

use a small box lined with soft clothes like tee shirts.
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Use a thick, clean sock and fill it with plain, raw white rice. Knot the end and microwave it for about 1 minutes.  Shake it afterwards to distribute the heat and be sure it's not too hot.  Tuck this in just under the cloths.
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A heating pad under the box is also helpful, set on low.   This is one of the few times Id ever use both heat sources if necessary to maintain incubation temp (90-105 degrees).
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If ever using an electric source for heating anything in anyway, please be vigilant and constantly double checking carefully.
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Gently drape a light cover over this box to further help hold heat in and keep light low.
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You must be on your way to or lining up professional care.  Not even I have a lab in my home complete with X-ray machine, CT Scanner or MRI.  It wont be doing justice to your companion to try to fix this yourself.
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 IMPORTANT:  Even if she SEEMS to improve, do not trust this.  Birds are experts at what's called "masking" and with every last bit of energy they have, they will act normal.  That's why they've been here billions of years before we arrived and will probably be here long after we're not  

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Certified Avian Specialist; Pet Industry Joint Advisory Council member; Own animal rescue org; National Wildlife habitat #66378; bird care, nutrition & behavior consultant; International Assoc. of Animal Behavior Consultants Associate; National Wildlife Federation Leaders Club member; published bird care, info and behavior articles and guides. Ongoing education in exotic bird behavior and nutrition I can answer behavioral, nutritional, environmental, characteristic/personality questions as well as general health and health care. No animal emergency can ever be addressed on the internet. We cannot see your animal, perform an examination, provide necessary care or medication. Please value your companion for the priceless, living creature they are; not for what you might have paid for them.

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Certified Avian Specialist. For more than 30 years I've worked with veterinarians, protective facilities, nature centers, preserves and on my own in providing care and education with regard to multiple animal species, including raptors (hawks, kestrals, owls, etc) and marsupials. In recent years I've focused on parrots, usually rescued from abusive or less than ideal situations and helping educate owners as to proper care. Expert in behavior studies and modification of problem behavior.

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