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I apologise in advance if this has been answered elsewhere, but I can't find the answer / I have found many different contradicting answers!

I have 2 Doves male and female, who live in seperate houses and arent let out together anymore. The female has just laid her first egg, she will be a year old in july.

The problem is i know its infertile (and even if it was fertile,I wouldnt want it to hatch as I dont want her coping with the stress of being a single mum!), and shes VERY protective over it, can i simply remove it or do i need to wait untill she looses interest? My biggest worry is that she hasnt moved off the egg or eaten for 12hours- but i dont want to remove it and then for her to immediately lay another!!!

What do I do!?!
 

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Thank you treesa, where can i get these dummy eggs from? This will sound very niave, but is there anything I can do do help prevent her laying regularly?

Sadly when my female got injured I had to take her away from the male and put her in an iso cage so she could recover, and reintroduction has been far from successful. My male was hand reared and doesnt realise hes a dove, and sees me as his other half meaning hes far from happy to have a "thing" in his cage with him now. Hes recently got worst and I cant even have them out the cage together otherwise he terrorises her,so they are now on rotation which isnt ideal! :(
 

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Thanks ill have a look at my local craft store tomorrow afternoon.

Ive had their cages next to each other for months now, and she is MADLY in love with him, flirting like anything - twitching her wings, bum in the air cooing at him, but he only has eyes for me or my father (strangely)- So im in a bit of a pickle at the moment with what to do!
 
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