By accounts, Koi Monkey is likely to lay an 8th or 9th egg by the weekend. It looks like she’s started plucking her feathers from her underbelly, but I haven’t seen those little feathers in her nesting bowl. Any time I put bedding in her nesting bowl, she takes it out. She’s starting to bulge again, so I called my vet office.
The tech said if I can move the cage to a different location, that might make her feel stressed not to lay. Unfortunately, this house is too small. Aside from changing the light cycle, I was also told to rearrange their cage as entirely as I can.
I took a bunch of stuff out, moved lots of things around, went downstairs and got some old stuff out of storage, and rearranged their cage.
I also took her last two eggs out of the nesting dish to inspect shell quality and to replace them with dummies.
My Monkey is sitting on 9 dummies.
The goal now is to see if she stops within a week/week and a half. If she continues to lay, we might need to make her an appointment for hormonal intervention with the vet.