Well it has finally happened. Boo (zebra) laid an egg. They don't have nests so it's in the food dish. Piper (male zebra) wouldn't shoo out of the dish when I went to feed the birds this morning and when he finally left I saw why! I was told to leave it in for a few days or she'll just replace it, but won't they be protective over the food dish?! There are other food dishes in the cage but I am still worried. I knew I would have trouble disposing of eggs! I said I would just take them out....but it's so cute! If I put in nests for everyone and let them raise babies, will they be territorial with the nest and babies? Will it cause trouble? There are 3 pairs of finches, a pair of doves, and a male canary in the cage. I would take the babies back to the breeder (she said she would take them) because there wouldn't be enough room in the cgae for all of them. Of course, I say that now but we may get some interesting varieties.... If I do put in nests for everyone, does the canary need a nest as well?