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Old 05-24-2020, 06:49 PM
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Re: Conure Wont Stop Laying Eggs

If you do go down the track of boiling, you can do so on your stovetop in a saucepan. Start with the egg in the water at room temperature and steadily bring it to the boil to prevent the shell from cracking. Once it’s boiled for about 5 minutes or so let it cool and mark it with a felt tip pen, that way if she lays more you’ll know which one is already boiled. Boiling them will prevent your hen making a nasty smelly mess if she breaks the shell. My Lilly frequently breaks the shell of hers after about 2 weeks of determined sitting. You can also get those fake eggs I mentioned and allow your bird to work off her hormonal urges on those. The *only* issue I found with fake eggs is that, because they're indestructible, Lilly will sit on hers indefinitely, so after about 4 weeks or so I have to take them away. She would still be sitting on her last lot from December 2019 if it was up to her! But she hasn't laid any more since so fingers crossed!!
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Re: Conure Wont Stop Laying Eggs

Well I moved her cage to a different location, took out her happy hut, took out her toys that have mirrors and took out her fruit blend food. I gave her new toys for distraction and a new cuttlebone as well as a mineral block. I still left her eggs on the bottom and I am going to wait and see if this helps. For now I will order some dummy eggs just in case this doesnt work but fingers crossed that it does because she laid another egg last night before I changed everything so she is at 10 eggs now. Wish me luck and thank you again!
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Re: Conure Wont Stop Laying Eggs

Unfortunately she drops her eggs from her hut and its a tall cage so they all crack to some degree when they hit the bottom. So far only one has not completely cracked open but does have a small crack, but she has done that every time she laid eggs and this is the first time she has done this.
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Re: Conure Wont Stop Laying Eggs

Yes in this case replacing them with fake eggs is probably your best bet. This along with the environmental changes to her housing and diet may be enough to stop the cycle but if it doesn’t, please do consider a trip to the vet. Sometimes it’s extremely difficult to get them out of that laying mindset and some professional intervention may be in order. Good luck!
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Re: Conure Wont Stop Laying Eggs

I hope the fake eggs can get here fast! So far she hasnt shown that she is upset with the changes but we will see over the next few days! I will keep you all posted thank you again for all the help!
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