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Old 05-20-2020, 08:15 PM   #1
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Egg #2

You might remember me posting before about Daisy's "pandemic egg" situation in March. Well, it's been week after week after week of no more eggs so I thought she was all done and life would return to normal. I thought wrong.

She's been shredding the paper in the bottom of her cage and she's been making those broody noises and then the other night (in the middle of the night!) I hear her squawking from her room. And I mean LOUD squawking! I checked on her and she looked just fine and I went back to bed.

Yesterday morning I went to change the paper in her cage and what do I see? Egg #2!!!!! So, apparently increasing her dark/quiet/sleep time didn't work. Cutting back on her food a little bit didn't work. Stopped giving her treats and that didn't work. This time I'm going to find those fake eggs if it's the last thing I do and see if swapping them out for the real thing doesn't do the trick.

...sigh....just one more weird thing about this year.
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Old 05-20-2020, 08:37 PM   #2
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Oh, My! Here she goes again! Switching the egg(s) would be a good idea. Give it a try...it wouldn't hurt! Keep us posted.


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Old 05-21-2020, 04:44 PM   #3
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Poor little Daisy!

It's not a good idea to put paper in her cage - that's just providing her nesting material.

Definitely try the fake eggs and leave them there till she loses interest. I've never heard about cutting back on food and treats as a way to prevent egg laying, but I have heard not to give them warm food and to go easy on the tickle tickles.

Also, you can try moving the perches and toys around in her cage. I do that every few weeks because I read it helps.

Just hang in there, you will get through this. Let us know how Daisy is doing!

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Old 05-21-2020, 06:10 PM   #4
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The other variable in addition to what Anya mentioned is the number of hours of daylight that Daisy receives. When females are broody or hormonal, it is suggested to increase the number of hours of darkness that they spend time in daily.
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