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Zebra Finch Not Laying Eggs

I have had a pair of zebra finches since they were young chicks. I have been trying to breed them for a while now. They are from different families as the female is pure black cheek and the male is chestnut cheeked.

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They mate regularly and frequently. Their nest is pretty much complete. But why isn't she laying any eggs? I give them as much healthy food as I can, such as lettuce, broccoli, tomatoes, peppers, and fruits like oranges and apples. They have plenty of fresh water every day. Their food is checked constantly so they don't starve.

I do have another pair in the cage too; the cage itself could hold up to 20 finches. Can you help me please?

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May 11, 20160 found this helpful

Try separating them into a different cage by themselves with a nest box. Once they have eggs some of the other pairs could kill the babies or the parents.

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May 16, 20160 found this helpful

Thank you I will try this :-)

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