On 8/22/07, jeanne wrote:
> My thirteen year old female umbrella laid two eggs five
> weeks ago. This was her first clutch and I have left her
> and her mate to nest them naturally. I had suspected that
> they might not be fertile. Both birds have been
> dilegently sitting and have shown remarkable nesting
> skills. The incubation period has passed by 5 days now
> and the birds are showing less interest, but still
> spending a lot of time nesting. I feel I need to remove
> the eggs, but don't really want to start a cycle of
> constant laying. I am not terribly interested in
> breeding, but more interested in the happiness of my
> birds. Any advice out there?
You could replace their eggs with Dummy eggs.