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Breeding Zebra Finches

I have 3 zebra finches, 1 mum, 1 dad, and their baby boy. The baby is old enough now and has started cuddling up to his mum a lot and chasing the dad away when he gets close to mum. Would the baby mate with his mum as he seems to be ready to mate? I really don't want it to happen.

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By Tracy from Milton Keynes

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November 25, 20140 found this helpful

I would suggest removing the baby male - the two males may fight to the death. Inbreeding birds can be disastrous - deformities etc. In many cases when they do hatch the parents will murder the new borns. Please do not inbreed. It's not necessary - just single out the young male & get it a female friend.

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November 25, 20140 found this helpful

Yes, the young male will fight the dad over the only female in the cage. Remove him to his own small cage, then find him a nice female and put a nest basket in there. By the way, did you know zebra finches love to take a bath? Put a little dish with slightly warm water in the bottom of the cage and watch 'em go.

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