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Zebra Finch

Discussion in 'Bird Chat' started by stevemcdonna, Sep 11, 2009.


  1. stevemcdonna

    stevemcdonna PetForums Newbie

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    My baby zebra finch is 2 weeks old and has just left the nest although it can't yet fly? Is this ok? It also has a pink beak. Ive read on websites that they should have black beaks? Again is this ok? Any advise?
     
  2. lonchura_boi

    lonchura_boi PetForums Junior

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    far to young, sould be at least 3 weeks old before it fledges, so pick it up and put it back in the nest.
    as for the pink beak, what colour is the chick, what fether colour that is.
     
  3. stevemcdonna

    stevemcdonna PetForums Newbie

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    It's white! I did put it back and that was a week ago and it is now out starting to eat and is flying fine! Still has a pink beak tho!
     
  4. lonchura_boi

    lonchura_boi PetForums Junior

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    glad to hear its all good.

    sounds like you have an albino, albino zebras are rare!! there are chestnut flanked whites, and 100% pieds which are both comon but have normal coloured beaks. albino will have pink beak and pink eyes.
     
  5. SarahMJackson123

    SarahMJackson123 PetForums Newbie

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    My zebra finch baby was like that too, a bit of a runt, but perfectly healthy
     
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