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Muhammad Yousaf - 2012-08-14
I am From Pakistan. I Have Cockatiel, Zebra Finches, Lotinoo, Diamond Dove... I am interested in Strawberry Finch.... Please let me know may I import it....?

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  • Charlie Roche - 2012-08-14
    You would have to ask what is your equvalent of Fish and Game or whoever is in charge of the quarantine station where yo live.
  • Sankaranarayanan.T - 2012-09-14
    Am selling for STRAWBERRY FINCH 2000 INR only good breeding bird
  • Khurram Bokhari - 2012-10-03
    Yousaf, strawberry finches are easily available in almost all cities in Pakistan. You need to import them from abroad, its a local bird and they are called surakhs, costing between Rs.500 to 1000 a pair.
  • umer butt - 2014-08-22
    Aoa sir, can normal zebra finches and sttawberry finches can be kept together in a single cage?
    Looking for quick responce please.
  • Aristides - 2014-08-23
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abdul rafhay - 2014-02-25
I have a pure white pair of finches. The female laid 3 eggs and began to incubate but stopped incubating after a week. The pair sits outside the nest rather than either of them sitting on the eggs. What is the problem with them? What should I do?

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  • Clarice Brough - 2014-02-25
    There's a few reasons why zebra finches won't sit on eggs. The first is because they are 'duds', and the parents will know if they are. Another is if you actually have two females, where one is laying eggs and the other 'acting' male, and in this case the eggs will be infertile. And another reason is simply that some times the parents don’t even know enough to sit on the eggs yet, so they won’t. Usually that happens with the first clutch or two, then they begin to get better. But not always, there are occasions where the parents never get the hang of it, so in that case the eggs have to be incubated by the keeper.
  • Lydia Ottinger - 2014-04-08
    I have a male and female zebra finch, they laid 5 eggs, they have been good about sitting on them but today they both were out for awhile, is that normal?
  • Melissa Reid - 2014-08-20
    My zebra finches incubated 4 eggs for 10 days, stopped for 3, (mated again 2 days after they stopped incubating), and today, 4 days after they stopped, they've started incubation again. Two are dark, two are yellow. Maybe she'll lay more? Or maybe incubation will resume? I don't know how long eggs can go unattended before they die.
  • Clarice Brough - 2014-08-20
    The incubation of Zebra Finches is actually more complicated than one would think. Usually the parents handle all the aspects of egg laying and hatching, but they don't always handle it well. Here's a site on Eggs by the Finch Information Center  that talks about the process and many of the challenges that can come up:
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missy b - 2006-08-06
my mom has two of these sweet little birds, that she takes outside and hangs in a tree every day. The birds love it and other birds have even come to visit them. One day when she brought them in at the end of the day we noticed that the male bird was missing! We were very upset and looked every where for him, not expecting to find him. The next morning while sitting on the deck we hear the little bird calling for his mate, and sure enough there he was sitting in a tree looking very sad. She brought his cage outside and he flew over to it and she carried them back in the house! We never did find out how he got out, or where he spent the night! We all wish that little LB, "little bird", could talk!

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  • tercia cronje - 2014-08-10
    I note your post was in 2006 already but so sadly reminds me of what happened to my little zebra finch as I hanged them on the tree and a Jan Fiskaal got hold of her through the bars of the cage. So please be very carefull when you hang your little birds on trees outside
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Tami Shallis - 2014-08-05
I have 4 finches, two male and two female. One set very aggressive, had to separate them from the other ones. Now they have laid 5 eggs, all have hatched.
Had to remove male,was picking on mother and babies. They are now about 3 weeks old. Can I leave the mother with them after they are weened? Do I remove the nest when they can take care of themselves?

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  • Clarice Brough - 2014-08-05
    Zebra Finch babies will be ready to leave their mother at about 4-6 weeks of age. At 6 weeks it's best to remove the young birds to their own cage.
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Colin - 2014-07-18
A male Zebra finch has started to feed in my back garden, is it likely to survive in the wild.

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  • Clarice Brough - 2014-07-22
    It could, finches are very adaptable. However, if the weather is extremely cold (freezing) in your area during the winter, it may not.
  • ALICE - 2014-07-23
    MY MALE ZEBRA FINCH GOT OUT THE WINDOW AND I AM HEART BROKEN BECAUSE I AM AFRAID IT WILL NOT SURVIVE IN THE WILD.
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Debbie - 2014-07-19
We also saw a Pintail Whydah today at Craig Park in Fullerton. What a beautiful bird.

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tasnim - 2014-07-18
I had 2 society finches in 2013 ,but 1 died and I bought another one with 2 zebra finches.They were okay together for a few months and then the one I bought in 2013 died.Now the zebra finches are fighting with the lonely society finch

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Hugh Rausch Jr. - 2014-07-13
I just bought 4 society's yesterday and I am totally in love. They are up this morning and tweeting and socializing. Can tell whether I have males or females but don't really care LOVE THEM!!!!

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Janet mukri - 2014-06-22
I walk Craig park in Fullerton area, and was thrilled to see two Pintailed Whydahs, but didn't know what type of bird it was. Today I met a bird watcher and his son who were very informative about the species, and told me there are actually 4 males in the park! They are so beautiful and a pleasure to watch!

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  • Clarice Brough - 2014-06-27
    What a nice surprise for you. They are beautiful birds, I use to have a male and he was awesome, especially when his tail was full (they molt the tail off and then regrow it).
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Don - 2013-05-15
Just spotted the pin tailed Whyda in my back yard in La Habra Heights, CA (Southern CA). As soon as I saw it I knew it was not in my backyard bird book! Searched the net and found out what it was. I am guessing it escaped a sanctuary or someone had it as s pet.

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  • Clarice Brough - 2013-05-15
    Yeah, not the typical backyard bird in your area huh? Glad you could ID it and hope you can locate its place of escape:)
  • Rick - 2014-06-04
    We also live in La Habra Heights and have had a male at our feeders off and on for the past year. Two females or juveniles joined him briefly, but have not returned. My wife and I enjoy his arrival and displays, and the many other birds at our feeds are not particularly afraid of his antics.
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