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Zebra Finch

Discussion in 'Bird Breeding' started by Chikin, Mar 12, 2008.


  1. Chikin

    Chikin PetForums Newbie

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    Can anyone help- my sister has a pair of zebra finches that hatch the eggs but when the chicks are a day old or so they throw them out of the nest.

    Is this common behaviour or are they just bad parents.

    Any help welcome.
     
  2. clare7577

    clare7577 Guest

    Hi sorry dont know anything about breeding finches.I had a pair years ago they laid an egg twice but despite sitting on it it never hatched.They lived together for 10 years indoors,one got stuck behind the cooker,the other found its way into the cats mouth twice but they still lived on then one day the female died 1 hour later the male died.I buried them together under a apple tree in the garden.Good luck with your dilemma im sure someone here can help.
     
  3. Guinevere13

    Guinevere13 PetForums VIP

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    I felt sorry for my finches (thinking they would be fed up sitting on a perch :rolleyes:) so I put a nest in for them. They promptly laid eggs and hatched them out. Result was I got 5 birds for my birthday instead of 2! They just seemed to know what to do, and had no problems with them. I interfered as little as possible. Hope yours manage to sort it out, good luck.
     
  4. toby13

    toby13 PetForums Junior

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    i am an experienced zebra breeder private post me and i will chat tro you about your problem


    Thankyou

    toby
     
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  5. mialovesernie

    mialovesernie PetForums Newbie

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    SOME FINCHES ARE LIKE THAT. I HAVE HEARD SIMILAR PROBLEMS. LEAVE THE BREEDING TO PROFESSIONALS BECAUSE THIS MAY BE LIKELY. :confused::confused::confused::confused::confused:confused:
     
  6. Sarah73

    Sarah73 PetForums Newbie

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    Hi, i urgently need some advice for my female she is eggbound and have tried everything, thanx
     
  7. JoeHampson

    JoeHampson PetForums Newbie

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    could anyone please tell me the sex of this zebra finch, i got him yesterday along with a female of a different colour and im not sure of this finches sex. HELP :)
     

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    Looks like a cock but not easy with whites although the bright beak colour makes me think it's a male....wait and see if it sings....then it will be a male for sure.
     
  9. JoeHampson

    JoeHampson PetForums Newbie

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    thankyou very much poohdog :) didnt think i was going to get a reply for ages! they are feeding eachother and cleaning eachother, so i suppose at least they are civil
     
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