Finch Pecking Mate's Feathers Out
I have two finches (male and female), the male is gray and the female is white. I have seen that the male has been missing a few feathers. Then the next day I saw that the female has been chasing the male and the male keeps running away from her. And then when she caught him she got on his back and pecked him! And now his back and neck have no feathers at all. At first I thought she was a witch, but now I think that maybe, just maybe, they do that on purpose?
Can you please help me.
By Matthew from Western Cape, CapeTown
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I actually just had the same problem with my finches. I called my local pet store and they informed me that it was probably the females way of telling the male that she was ready to mate, and was using his feathers as bedding for a nest. So I went out and got them a nest, and a few weeks later, we have four eggs in the next!
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