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Peppy is now happily sitting on dummy eggs at about 20 days. I was worried because they are quite a bit larger than her own eggs but the next size are budgie ones. Anyway I was wondering if leaving them in the cage would discourage her from laying another batch which seems to happen about a week after I remove them. Any suggestions welcome. I have consulted a vet who was happy to research hormone treatment but it is not something he has used before.
 

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It's worth a shot. How many dark hours does she get? The best way to help stop laying is to make them think it's winter and not a good time to lay. I did this with my birds and it worked very well.
 

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The most I can easily achieve is 12 dark hours but as she is in the only living room there is still activity going on and it is quite warm as well. I suppose a colder,darker,quieter room would be ideal but that would mean changing cages at night which I don't really want to do.
 
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