Help! My parakeets won't stop laying eggs!
I'm desperate. I have 8 parakeets, 3 boys and 5 girls. They are in separate cages next to each other. For the last month, 2 of the females have been laying eggs. First one layed about 6, once a day, then the second layed about 6, now the first one layed another one last night. They have also been visciously fighting each other. These birds are all siblings and have lived together since birth, which was over 2 years ago, and we've never had a fighting problem until a few months ago.
I've tried separating the problem bird but I feel bad because she seems lonely. I'm at my wit's end with this. The mother to all these birds died at the young age of 4, from what I assume was overbreeding, so I'm really worried that, even though these are unfertilized, if they don't stop laying eggs they will die too.
I'm going crazy because I don't want them to die and I don't know how to get them to stop laying eggs. Please help!