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Zebra Finch Egg Laying?

I put a pit and nesting material but my finches did not make a nest in in it but in another place. I did not see the eggbut I saw after some time the broken egg. I thought it was done by the parents so I did not take any action. Yesterday night, they laid another egg in the pot with less nesting material. I noticed it this morning. This afternoon ,I went to to inspect the cage and the egg was missing. I saw some whitish thing on the beak of the male finch. If it ate it, how can I prevent this? I give vitamins with food every month. Please give me a suggestion/ I am very sad if this thing happens again.

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November 6, 20200 found this helpful

When a Finch lays a egg, it takes a lot of calcium and protein to create. If the eggs are lacking these two, often they will eat the eggs. This can also be a good thing. They cannot have a non liable eggs in the nest around other eggs. As far as the nest, the birds pick what is right and natural to them(Nothing Personal) this is nature at it's best. Others will agree- www.justanswer.com/.../0ir8p-zebra-finches-breeding-pair...

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November 6, 20200 found this helpful

I found some information here that may help you:
www.tailfeathersnetwork.com/.../55142-Zebra-finches-Egg-problems...

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November 10, 20200 found this helpful

This is part of nature and it is strange how birds take care of themselves. A lot of people make the mistake of observing the cage too closely for the birds when they are laying eggs and the birds will either abandon the nest or eat the eggs. I have raised other birds in the past and just allowed them to be on their own and only went to the cage when I was feeding them or giving fresh water. When I first started to raise birds I did what most people do and that is going to the cage on a daily basis and see if they have started to lay eggs or how many eggs were laid. Most of the time I was like you disappointed to find some of the eggs broken or even missing. I finally decided to do some research to see how to prevent this from happening. They suggested that to leave the birds alone like they are in the wild and allow them to handle this on their own. Keep giving the birds the necessary vitamins that you give them and go to some local bird forums here online. They are excellent at telling you how much vitamins to give the birds and when to give them. This can prevent them from eating the eggs and finally sitting on their nest.

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