Removed nest but still laying eggs
Good Morning Brenda,
I wanted to give you an update on my finches since taking out their nest. I removed it, put the grate back on the bottom and have pet safe bedding underneath. A very small amount. Just enough to cover the bottom to help with cleaning. The female is now laying eggs on the grate. Every morning when I check on them, there is another cracked egg stuck in the grate. She won’t stop. You had said laying eggs so often is very stressful for her. I’ve noticed she’s also lost feathers around her neck. It’s like a tiny bald band all the way around. I’m guessing because of stress? What can I do to stop her from laying eggs? I feel so bad for her. As I said, their previous owner had dementia and kept a nest in the cage for years. She constantly threw out the eggs so they never learned how to care for them. What can I do to ease her stress and get them on the right track? This makes me so sad. The poor little things don’t know what to do😢 I know they’re tiny and don’t really like to be handled but I’ve become very attached to them. I sit and watch them every day. What can we do to help these beautiful babies?