Hi, i have a pair of zebra finches, instead of using the egg box i gave them, they laid their eggs on top of the nest box, something i was concerned about because it looked very precarious.
they had laid four eggs until the male started what i think was just fixing the nest, about three eggs fell out, (not at the same time).
i ended up disturbing the nest by adding some walls to hopefully prevent this.
They weren’t incubating to begin with, and i wasn’t sure whether they had finished laying all their eggs, so i left it a day to see how things would play out.
They still sleep in the nest, and check on it, but a day has passed and no more eggs and they haven’t started incubating. And the male is building a nest in one of the food bowls.
Can i do anything to save the remaining egg? is this normal? should i get rid of the old nest entirely?