Conure laying eggs
Hi my conure is in an aviary with 2 other conures. This is her first time laying eggs and has now laid her 7th egg starting April 2nd and her 7th one today April 19th.
I have removed each egg and replaced them each time with a dummy egg.
She is sitting on the bottom of the cage on the grate on them. I was worried she would be uncomfortable on the grate for long hours so i put the eggs on a piece of newspaper but she moved the paper and sat on the cage grate anyway. Theres no paper on the grate now as i removed it to discourage any further nesting. Ive taking the advice of shorter daytime hours.. less soft foods and she isnt hand tame so i dont pet her.
She is a sweet kind bird that doesnt bite and isnt aggressive even over her eggs.
I gave her cuttlebone and a mineral block which shes isn’t interest in.
Is there anything else i can do? I don’t want babies and since they could be fertile i remove them and discard them right away. Is there anything else i can do to prevent deficiencies or discourage laying? Also will sitting on the cage grate all day/nite hurt her?
Thankyou so much for any guidance you can offer.