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Caring for Zebra Finches

Caring for Zebra FinchesThis is a page about caring for a zebra finch. These beautiful little birds can be an excellent pet option for a small home or apartment, but they do require special care.

 

Baby Zebra Finch in someones hands.

Caring for Baby Zebra FinchesRaising baby finches is rewarding, but it can also be a time-consuming task as they need regular care until they are grown. This is a page about caring for baby zebra finches.

 

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My Zebra Finch Has Laid EggsIf your zebra finch has laid eggs, this page can help give you advice about what to do. Most importantly, do not move or touch the fertile eggs or the mother may reject them.

 

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My Finch Laid an Egg?I have two pairs of finches in my cage and they are doing good. One day I met with a surprise and there's an egg in one of my finches' nest. The next day there was only one egg and the next day an egg was there. But today there's no egg. I need to know whether this is the last egg or there's still a chance of getting more eggs.

 

A gouldian finch on a branch.

Caring for Gouldian Finches?Gouldian finches are beautiful song birds. They are a good choice for keeping in a home or apartment. As with all pet birds you will need to provide a safe environment that is not subject to temperature fluctuations and drafts. Cage covering encourages them to sleep at night.

 

Two finches sitting on a rod in their cage.

Finches Sitting on Infertile Eggs?Finches will lay eggs even if there is no male in the cage. If you are sure they are both females, discard the eggs. Otherwise, give them time as finch eggs can take 12 - 14 days to hatch. If they don't again discard.

 

Two finches in a cage.

Breeding FinchesFinches prefer to live with a companion and that will often lead to babies. If your pair has not started nesting yet, it could be that you don't have a mixed sex pair. This page contains tips and advice for breeding finches.

 

A canary in a bird cage.

Breeding Canaries and Finches in the Same Aviary?Birds such as finches and canaries can be successfully kept in the same aviary, given that it is of an appropriate size. Watch for aggressive individuals.

 

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Zebra Finch Egg Laying Issue?Hi. I have one pair of zebra finches, but every time the female lays an egg on the ground and it breaks. They also have a nest, but she didn't go inside. What do I do?

 

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My Zebra Finch Babies Keep Dying?My zebra finch babies keep dying after two weeks! I have a male and a female zebra finch they have now laid three eggs in total at different times. The first one never hatched the second and third one hatched but died within the first two weeks. Please give me a reason of why this might be happening what I can do to prevent it.

 

A baby finch in a cage.

Baby Zebra Finch Leg Problem?Hi, My baby finch is 6 weeks old but is yet starting to change its beak color but was (maybe) beaten up by its father. Yesterday his 1 leg seemed to stop working and today other leg as well. I massaged his 1 leg a bit but I am worried. What should I do? The leg doesn't feel broken just unfunctional. Should I keep it separated or along with mother. Please advise as it is impossible to contact or see any vet.

 

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One Of My Female Finches Is Male?About a year ago, my LPS sold me two zebra finches. As you can tell by the title, they sold me two zebra finches claiming they were females. I believed them, because I have had a male Finch before. These two "girls" looked like girls. I just didn't want a breeding pair.

 

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Baby Zebra Finches Dying?I started raising Zebra finches two years ago. They are very prolific and everything has been fine until now. I have over 200 birds. The cages all started at about 3x3 feetand 6 foot tall. I've connected four of them. I would have a baby death once about every other month. Now all of a sudden I'm having two or three deaths every day.

 

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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 egg but I saw after some time the broken egg.

 

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