16 yr old African Grey
I rescued an African Grey from euthanasia approximately 15 yrs ago. Every Vet I went to told me the bird is neurotic, self mutilator and cannot be helped. This bird was completely devoid of a feather from the neck down to the feet and you could not get close to him without him screaming bloody murder.
He was owned by a used car dealer who fed him a diet of potato chips and pepsi. He was very scary looking. I could not have him euthanized for some reason we connected when we first met. I tried for ever to tame him. I finally found a Doctor willing to listen and she told me to sit down in a dry bath tub at one end and place the bird at the other end and wait until he came to me, if, in fact, he would at all. The doctor said if the bird made the decision to come to me, then there was hope for him. Anyway, he did and we have been together since.
Anyway, this bird has always been named Oliver, well, just this year after 15 yrs, Oliver started laying eggs in the bottom of the cage, so I have had to rename her Olivia. I know she could never be around another African Grey for breed purposes, is there a way to stopped her from sitting?
I remove her eggs after she sits for a couple days because I am afraid she will cease eating and her health will drop. Is there anyway to stop her from laying?