It is sad but some of our pets arrive deformed and sometimes it is difficult to care for them. Caring for a deformed animal always takes a lot of love, patience and dedication.
Give the wee one time - as some take longer than others to grow. The eyes should be opening soon. Sometimes there is a runt in the nest. As long as it is being fed by it's parents at this stage. Too much handling will only stress the baby out. They can die of stress. You may need to learn how to hand rear because as a breeder you are responsible for the life of the wee ones if the parents falter in their duties at any point.
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Are my zebra finch chicks alright? It's day five since the first chick hatched, but no noises are coming from the hidden babies since an adult is always in there.
A few facts to know about Zebra Finches and their babies:
I had a pair of zebra finches, they laid 6 eggs, the male died suddenly on December 27th. On January 1st, 2nd, and 3rd all of the six eggs hatched, This morning she laid a new egg? I've never had finches before, only canaries, and this never happened with them. I'm guessing it's best if I just leave it alone. But could that egg possibly be fertile?
She may not have finished laying all the eggs. It could be fertile. Leave it alone and let nature take its course.
It is very unlikely the egg is fertile. I think for now it is best to just leave the egg in the cage with the mother. As long as the babies are doing fine this shouldn't be a problem. Normally, the pair of birds takes turns tending to the babies and keeping them warm and feeding them.
I had a pair of zebra finches and the dad died. The mom stayed with the 4 babies, then 3 died and she has one left which survived. I then bought another male.I was wondering if I can put him in with the mom and the baby. Also, how often can I breed my zebra finches?
They should be one year old before you breed them. You should have them vet checked to make sure they're healthy first.
No, I would not put a male in until the baby is gone. Make sure you have a cage big enough for her to move around. Line the nest with paper and give her good diet of finch seed and pellet mix.
They breed all year round. Do not handle the babies. The finches are great parents and will take care of them.
I just put a male finch in the cage with my female and they seem to be getting along good. I noticed that my female finch was grooming my male, that does that mean they are they going to breed?
Probably. Make sure you have a nest box or basket in a safe place (high up in a corner is good) and you have nesting materials in the cage.
Canoodling is a good sign of acceptance - most bird species do this once they are paired , both for grooming & loving - not just at breeding time. It is highly likely that they will breed - just give them a nest box & a little time.
Thx guys they I saw them mate so thx for helping me out.
male zebra seems to like to stay in the nest but female goes in and comes back out quickly but both stay in nest at night
So I bought a new male pied Zebra finch and I had two female Zebra finches together that I bought previously. One is white and the other is grey. The white one laid eggs and I took them from her before putting the male in that same day.The white female seems to always attack the male before flying to her female companion and either staying to one side of the cage or going in their nest, but I'm trying to get her to breed with him since she's the egg layer.
Put only one male and one female in a cage. There will be fighting otherwise.
Try to get them in two separate cages but near each other to get them used to each other first.
I dot need have another cage unfortunately.