Green cheek conure constantly laying eggs
My Sweetie Egglaying Bird, Flutter
I have a 6 year old green cheek who has been laying almost continuously for the past year. I have been monitoring closely to ensure she does not become egg bound and so far she lays them all...but she is far thinner than I would like her to be, and I feel there should be something we can do to get her off cycle.
She has never had any exposure to a male Green Cheek and never been set up to breed. We have a number of birds, and it was suggested to me some time ago that because her cage was close to our male Blue Crown Conure's enclosure that could have been sparking the gravid cycle... I am not sure if that is possible or not, but he has passed away so even if that were it, that is no longer the case.
We do not give her bedding materials or encourage the nesting instincts - and she does not actually try to incubate or care for the eggs...she lays in the middle of the cage in the open and ignored them except to roll them around once in a while as if they were toys.
I am very confused, and need whatever advice you may be able to offer...