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Another Egg... by Broadwinger Another Egg... by Broadwinger
... but not another life.
Noel began to lay again, and I found this little egg in the nest. My parents made me take out the nest and take out the egg, and put it into the freezer. When Noel lays more eggs, I have to take them out too. But the problem is: if I take the eggs out, she's going to want to lay more eggs. I might have to separate Copper and Noel...
Ugh, I'm just going through some stuff right now with the difficult decisions. Right now I'm hearing one of the babies try to make a mating call (it sounds like hissing/gurgling right now).
So there was going to be another life, but it can never come into the world...
Oh, and I think that there is only one male. Only one of them is making a mating call and is being loud..
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drakeo1903 Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
poor things... those are so tiny :(
AniuLonewolf Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2013
sometimes if you put marbles in the nest, it could trick your birds into thinking they have eggs... or you could put olive oil on the eggs that are hatched, it cuts off the air to the egg and the embryo dies but the egg remains intact and thus tricks your birds into thinking they will still have a clutch, wildlife enforcement takes the oil approach for nuisance birds
Its a shame to have to do that but it's for the best if you don't want to have any more babies...
Broadwinger Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
It makes me sad and worried; Noel will try to lay eggs in the food dish, I'm sure. I might have to separate her and Copper, or have to keep on taking eggs out. I'd love for them to have another clutch, but both of them need to focus on the other birds and on resting.
AniuLonewolf Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2013
Yeh, you should remove the nest/whatever it was that they laid the other eggs in.. birds only use nests to lay eggs and are perfectly fine sleeping on a perch... its worth a shot, and see if she actually lays in the food dish :/

The best would have to be to separate them for a while until you're ready for another clutch..

Best of luck!
Broadwinger Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Last night, they did not like sleeping on the perches! They kept meeping and flying, trying to find a good place to sleep, which kept me up. Grrg.
I might have to separate them, but I have no room to set up the other cage! I could move one of the book shelf-things away.... then I'll have more room in that corner.
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