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I have five finches, 2 are in one cage 3 are in another cage. One pair have had 6 eggs for the last month, but the eggs are not hatching. On the other hand where there are 3 birds, they have 11 eggs and 7 hatched, but every time when I saw a little one inside, in the next few hours it was dead and lying down in the nest. All 7 died the same way. Please help, 4 eggs are left. Also please tell me why the other pair's 6 eggs are not hatching.
It appears the other 4 eggs may not hatch considering the 7 eggs already hatched and now all the babies are dead. It sounds like there are too many birds in the cage and nobody was taking care of the babies or one of the other birds has killed them. You should only keep a pair of birds in one cage if you want them to reproduce and take care of there young.
I had 2 baby finches; they hatched 3-4 weeks ago. The parents cared for them, especially the dad which is common, but a couple of days ago the dad started to lightly peck one of the babies' bald head. He was found on the floor of the cage dead. He was the weaker baby of the 2, so I assumed he either died because he was weak or has been killed for the same reason.
In some cases, the male parents want the babies out of the nest box so they can breed again. In that instance, you should remove the babies as soon as they are able to eat by themselves. Maybe this is what happened to your wee birds. It is very distressing for you.
In the future, you may need to finish raising the birds yourself. Once they get to 2-3 weeks old, put the babies into a separate cage with a nest box and feed them 4 times a day with a special bird raising formula that you can buy from the pet stores. My advice is to buy a book on how to hand raise - this is a satisfying hobby but not without its challenges. Also, there are many finch breeding societies that you can contact that may help with advice. Good luck
My zebra finches had hatched a baby on the floor of the aviary. I understand that it died either because it was squashed by the mother, sitting on an egg next to it, or of coldness. That was my second baby zebra finch to die, but with both, a few hours after they died, there was no sign of them.
Sometimes baby finches are eaten by parents.
Like all animals in nature, they will consume the dead baby so that predators do not attack the nest or area where the rest of the babies live.
What can cause a 16 day old zebra finch to die?
A common cause is a respirator infection
Your finch could have had an illness like Respitory Infection, usually finches hide their symptoms but the first sign of illness is most commonly puffed up feathers
Our finches have had their second batch of eggs. Fin the first batch of 5 all of them died. I could see them moving, but they died before they were out of the shell. The second batch is hatching and the first bird lived two days.
You didn't do anything wrong. As long as they have other babies they'll forget about that one.
Why would a finch bird who was 2.5 weeks old just die, it left the nest flew around for a bit then it just died? why did this happen?
Our finches had two babies. At about 16 days old both died, over two days. We are devastated. Any ideas why?
By Ralph from Surrey
May be the babies are overfeeded or indigestion may occurs. Do you provide egg food everyday ?
It is not uncommon. They can be too cold, or it could be too breezy in the room.
Raising baby finches is rewarding, but it can also be a time-consuming task as they need regular care until they are grown. This is a page about caring for baby zebra finches.