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I was going to get a new cage and move the nest for my zebra finches and only lose one egg, but when I came home they had another one. Should I wait to get a new cage? What do I do?
Since the birds have started laying eggs it is best to leave them alone. Don't disrupt the home now and move them from one cage to another. This might stop them from tending to the nest and taking care of the babies. After the babies leave the nest you can then move the adults to a new cage.
It would seem that your Zebra Finches are very happy with the old cage, do you really need to get a new one. They are laying eggs and really do not want to be disturbed, I would at least leave them alone until the eggs are hatched and the baby birds can then be moved to the new cage. Unless the old cage is not really useable I would leave the present tenants in there for them to lay more eggs.
I have 2 zebra finches and they have laid 3 eggs in their seed tray. She is sitting on them all the time. If I get a nest box and put the eggs in there would she ignore the eggs?
I would certainly get a nest box for next time, but don't put it in yet. Just put a small bowl for seed in the cage so they can still eat.
I have two lovely zebra finches that have laid an egg in their seed bowl. I wasn't sure what to do so I used tongs to move it into a straw nest filled with hay. After researching I realised that it would of been best to not interfere with their eggs and nest. Will they abandon the eggs? Will they lay more in the food bowl or not lay eggs again at all? I'm quite worried and feel bad about moving it.
I don't think you have any thing to worry about, mother bird will find the egg no matter where you put it, and it is a myth that the mother will not touch the egg after it has been moved.
Great photo of the nest and egg !!!