My golden crowned conure, Hurricane, laid an egg this morning (maybe last
night--it wasn't there before we went to bed but was there when we
awoke!). This is her first, and we have a vet appointment this Friday.
What do I need to do, if anything? Tempest, my quaker who is the only
other bird at home, is only about 10 months old, and has not been sexed.
I think it would truly be a miracle if the egg hatched, since Hurricane
has not been shy with Tempest, but Tempest has not been interested in
"playing" with Hurricane.
What do I do about this egg? Hurricane is VERY defensive of her nest, and
I don't want to take the egg away, making me the mean old human. Should I
just leave her and her egg alone, since she has been eating and shows no
sign of being in any kind of distress. Or should I nip this in the bud,
take the egg, and hope she'll get over it. Should I expect more than one
egg in this clutch? She is still trying to get Tempest "involved". How
long will this continue?
How will I know if it is a hatchable egg? If there is the chance that we
have an offspring here, I would do whatever it takes to help Hurricane
raise the new baby.
Hurricane and I would appreciate any advice!