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Green is our 6 year old female who has always been very sweet and much quieter than the average budgie. Over the last few weeks she has been mean and aggressive (biting) and screeching frequently till we just about lost our minds. We didn't know what to do. Also her droppings have been dark and messy and wet. This has all been very strange and then tonight, an egg appeared in the bottom of her cage while we were cooking dinner. She right away become quite again.

This is the first time she has ever laid an egg. I know calcium is required and such. What about the egg? Should that be taken away quickly or wait till she loses interest in it or something. It is a non fertilised egg. She has no male contact.

How long does an egg take to develop that her behaviour has been effected for so long?

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Hi there,

Yes, the best option is just to toss it Rearranging her cage completely, and even moving it to a different part of the room she's in, as well as limiting her daylight hours, will help to throw her from the breeding cycle.

Sometimes there is a surge of hormones that can trigger random egg laying (and behavioural changes) even when the hen has never laid before. Since she's six years old, this is not good for her body as she is too old to be laying, so be sure to also look through this thread for more information on how to discourage more egg laying:
https://talkbudgies.com/budgie-breedi...want-eggs.html

Best wishes, I hope everything goes well!
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The advice Star has offered you is spot on.
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