Finch Laid an Egg

So, almost two weeks ago I got a male zebra finch to pair with my female. The male immediately started doing his breeding dance or whatever it's called. A few days after that my female laid one egg and none since. I've been keeping an eye on her checking every day for signs of her being egg bound so far there are zero. The egg's most likely a dud, but each finch takes turns sitting on the egg so maybe the egg is not a dud. Should I be worrying that my female only laid one egg? Is there a reason it's only one?

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February 11, 20190 found this helpful

There are tons of articles and videos out there on raising finches.

They usually lay more than one egg, but this is mother nature, where anything can happen. Just leave them be. They will know if the egg is viable or not and will take care of it accordingly.

If you are in the US, see if you have a home extension office near you and if they offer classes on bird care you may want to take a class or two. Or maybe your vet knows of classes or can give you a quick run down on what to expect OR if you have a community college, they also sometimes offer classes.

Birds are fairly easy to raise and breed, but it helps to have a few classes. Also have a vet who knows birds. These are living creatures so if you see changes, it is important to treat them like any other pet and get them medical care.

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Post back how it goes!! Prayers for the feathered family!!!

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February 11, 20190 found this helpful

The female finch will sit on the eggs when all are hatched. Dont worry.

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February 11, 20190 found this helpful

Hi,

I love finches! They are so adorable and full of life. They will often lay eggs, but they may not always be fertilized or viable. Within 14 days you will know, because they will have hatched by then. Also, finches will not take care of non-viable eggs and will wait until all of them are out to sit on them.

Here is a link that discusses this same exact situation.

www.thriftyfun.com/tf942795.tip.html

Have a blessed day!

Robyn

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