Do a search here on the term "Eggbound" as they are numerous posts on it.
Edited by dlhunicorn - 5/14/08 at 12:55am
Put your bird in a warm bath (just enough to cover the vent) for about seven minutes or so... this will relax and calm her down. add a wee bit of salt to the water and when you take her out put her on a nice WARM towel (notice the key word here is WARM) ... blow dry her so she does not get chilled holding the drier away and preferably use a cardboard box with the drier not too close (put that WARM towel >you can microwave it or blow dry it a few minutes before hand into a deep cardboard box and the bird on the towel ) ,,, when your bird is a bit dry then apply a lubricating gel such as KYgel to the area and after the bird has laid the egg you will need to flush the area with lukewarm sterile saline solution (you can make this yourself by boiling 1/4 tsp of salt in a quart of water for five minutes)and reapply the KYgel (or even baby oil in a pinch) to reinsert the prolapse (many times it does not go back of its own accord) ... THEN apply the prep H after reinsertion and put your bird in a darkened room
If your bird has not laid the egg in a few hours then give her a crushed TUM ... this is an emergency substitute for the calcium gluconate a vet would administer. You may need to repeat the above if she has not laid within 5-7 hours.