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Breeding Finches?

I found my baby had finally left the nest this morning. He has feathers so he is OK, but the mom had died. The father seems to be fine with the chick so far, but should I get another female to help with it?

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November 12, 20140 found this helpful

I don't think getting a new female will help - she won't accept it - if the father is feeding it, well all will be well - if not you may need to handrear it - having feathers at this stage is good as it means it's closer to being weaned. Keep a close eye on it as they go down hill fast if starving.

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November 21, 20140 found this helpful

Another female likely won't take care of the baby. Then there's also the possibility the dad will get distracted by the pretty female and turn his thoughts to mating, ignoring the chick.

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Let the dad take care of it. It may not make it, but that's your best bet.

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