Hi Cheryl. What's happening that makes you suspect there might be an egg? I know with Isabella, my first sign that she may be cooking up an egg is finding regurgitated food in her sleep cage. Usually up to two weeks before I find said mess, she has been pretty active rubbing on her toys (which I then move) and making toothpicks out of all her wood toys. On Christmas Eve of this year, I uncovered her sleep cage to find regurgitation for the third time in 5 days. Her poop all day was watery, with very little feces. She did not eat much, although she was in no way listless. Last time she laid an egg, though (late December of 2007), she did exhibit listlessness and I was very worried that she was egg-bound (she was not, thank goodness). That year, I took her to te vet and got a preemptive Lupron shot, so an egg was thankfully avoided. She also spends more time on the bottom of her cage rooting around and trying to reach the paper to shred it, probably looking for a place to lay the egg.
Hope this helps! I would say that if Makira is acting at all listless or refusing all food for sure I would take her in to the vet before this week's holiday!
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