hi i am a friend of love our birds. and i am typing for her.
sunshine and hawk the two lovers are in a seperate cage right now and have been for a week. sunshine has been showing all the signs of being ready to lay her eggs, but nothing has happened yet. she eats her cuttle bone drinks just fine and is pretty active during the day. at night she is very quite. hawk feeds her and stays by her side all day. i noticed that her vent opens and then closes up. is this normal?? today i rubbed some olive oil on her and her vent seemed to open a little, then tonight it closed up again. earlier today her vent was opening but it looked like she was trying to push and then it closed up. she also has this bump on her tummy near her vent, but it does not feel like an egg, it sticks out and is pointy, what is that?? is she egg bound? what else can we do to help her?? please write back asap. thank you for your help and advice.