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Several Baby Zebra Finches Died?

My pair had babies. I saw 6 eggs, but am not sure if they all hatched. I can't really see inside. The other day I found two dead babies at the bottom of the cage. The next day there was one in the water dish which is on the opposite side of the cage. Could one of the finches carry that baby and drop it in the water? Other hatchlings I also found 2 in the water dish.

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October 28, 20190 found this helpful

Remove the dead babies. The baby may have dropped into the water itself.

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October 28, 20190 found this helpful

You have my deepest sympathy on the loss of the finch babies.

Yes, the parents could have drown them, or they could have fallen in themselves. Sadly unless you watch them 24/7, Mother Nature and G-d are in control and sad things happen. Bird parents are driven by instinct and if their instincts tell them the baby isn't viable, they will kill it. The hatchlings are clumsy and get into places that end up to be fatal.

I wish I had a better answer. SO SAD.

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October 28, 20190 found this helpful

You'll never know exactly what happened with your baby finches. However, speaking from experience, if you plan to raise more finches, be sure to check the placement of the nest.

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It shouldn't be placed where babies can fall from the nest into the water. Sometimes, there are things we never think of until a tragedy happens.

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October 28, 20190 found this helpful

The baby could have fallen out of the nest or the parents pushed them out of the nest. It could have been alive when it fell to the bottom of the cage and crawled to the water bowl looking for the mother. This is one possibility of how the bird got in the water bowl. From what you say the water bowl is not under the nest so it is not possible it fell into the water bowl from the nest area.

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October 29, 20190 found this helpful

The cage is medium to large cage. The nest is in the upper left corner and the water bowl is all the way in the right front corner and it set up maybe 3 inches. Could one of the parents carry the baby over to the water dish? The dish also has a lid.

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I dont plan on breeding I was going to remove the nest however by the time the babies were 4 to five weeks she was sitting on eggs . They have put like a ledge I can see pushed out but no way could fall out...

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