conure egg-laying behavior
My 10-year-old dusky-headed conure laid her first egg two days ago. She is a very good mother to this sterile egg, but I'm worried about her. She doesn't come out of the box very often on her own. I go in every few hours and get her to come out, which she will for about 2 minutes. Her poop is very runny and her vent is a mess. She tries to clean it a bit, but gives up to go back in the nest. We regret allowing her to "play" in the recycling boxes and will know better in the future. Right now we just want to keep her healthy as she goes through this cycle. Is it normal for a conure to stop at one egg? Is it normal to have such a messy vent or is she in trouble?