Female Conures and Eggs (not breeding)
I have a beautiful Sun Conure named Sammy well...just now it has come to light that is is Sammi. Sammi is between 5 and 6 and just laid her first egg this last thursday... on my bed. I had NO idea what had happened and unfortunaly when I made the bed the egg fell off and broke.
I was sitting in my chair with her last night and she was playing by the side of my leg when she got real quiet...and then started making a cooing sound that I did not recognize. Well... another egg had been laid. I have NO idea how to handle this situation. I've heard everyting from take it away immediatly to, let her sit on it until she gets bored with it.
I could use suggestions from experienced Conure owners. I'm so afraid of hurting her mentally by doing the wrong thing. Also, are there any physical issues with her I need to be worried about while she is going thru this? Vitamin deficiency or any health concerns?
I understand she may possibly lay another 3 or 4 eggs in the next couple weeks and I want to do the right thing.
Can anyone recommend a book that deals with this kind of thing? I have no interest in breeding. I just want a healthy happy bird ;o)
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