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nv - 2012-01-07
Hi. I have a pair of finches and i just want to know that how much food they required daily. I mean can we explain it in weight?

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  • Charlie Roche - 2012-01-07
    I don't believe there is really any way to figure out or know the answer to that question. Fruit provides nutrition but so much of it is water but the weight is there. A piece of chicken will weigh very little but quite filling. There is the food they will eat, the food they will drop and the food they will just throw or get in a food fight with. I never have my birds bowls empty.
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Shereen - 2011-12-13
I have 2 pairs of zebra finch in one cage. the 2 males used to fight a lot. till the stronger of them takes the leadership of the cage. Just 2 days ago the weak male start losing feather at the area of neck, I thought this was due to the fight with the other male. yesterday at night, the weak male have lost a lot of his feather around the neck and up till the ears, and down till the chest and belly. the all birds male and females start picking him so much that he bleeds. I have separated him in another cage. I want to know why does he lose feather, Is he ill?? or this is a normal in a bird's life time, that it might change its feather?? if he is ill is is some unknown disease? should I feed him with special diet??
I have asked at the birdshop they said, he just needs calcium.. I have been feeding him well boiled eggs shell since 2 weeks!!!
Kindly, advice.

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  • Alex - 2011-12-16
    Hi I'm going to reply on your question, My name is Alex. I'm 12 and I have bred zebra and gouldian finches over 30 times , when this happens the group of finches are rejecting him because he has lost leadership , when this happens you must buy a new cage and put him in there. If you keep him with the other finches in a period of time the male will kill him. If you have any questions or concerns email me at Alex651999@aol.com Thanks
  • Shereen - 2011-12-17
    Thanks alot Alex. I have already moved him to another cage. and he is getting well, I believe he will gain new feathers with time.I really appreciate your reply.
  • Jenny - 2012-01-02
    Yes, I agree with the above comment. When there are two males in the same cage, they are more likely to fight. The dominant one bites and chases the weaker male and if the owner does not separate them, the weaker male may eventually die. I personally witnessed this when the older parents breeded one female and male offspring. Once the offspring grew up, the male fought with the father. Pretty quickly, the intensity increased a lot and the father lost a lot of feathers -- most likely they were bitten off by the son. Unfortunately, by the time I realized this and attempted to separate the males, it was too late and the older male died. Even when you only have one pair consisting of one male and one female, you should be careful. Although zebra finches are social, they may still fight a lot. From my observations, the male tends to be more dominant but sometimes the female can do some damage to the male. If fighting is bad, I would recommend separating the female from the male too for some time.
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muhamad saim - 2011-12-27
In a year how many eggs does a pair of zebar finch lay

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  • Charlie Roche - 2011-12-27
    They will usually lay 4 - 6 eggs in a clutch but will probably only feed 4 and they usually breed about 2 - 3 times a year.
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Rogie Villasis - 2011-12-25
I have a pair of zebra finch. my question is if i would add another pair of zebra finch can i put them on the same cage or would it be best if i put them in a different cage?

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  • Charlie Roche - 2011-12-25
    I would give each pair their own cage. They are quite social but known to fight to be the dominate male or the dominate pair. Why take the chance?
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sudha - 2011-10-21
I am from India. I have had these birds for more than two years and they looked like finches when they where young. They where colourful now they have white feather underside but darkbrown feathers all over. They are shaped and sized exactly like finches. One sings the other doesn't. They do not breed. I dont know what to do. I am trying to identify help

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  • Charlie Roche - 2011-10-21
    Many many birds/parrots may have various colors on the body but will have a white down undercoat. The finch is no exception. So your finch could have a white down soft fluffy feather coat underneath its colored feathers. That is normal. They molt this coat during the year, based on weather so at times it is much more visible. Normally the male sings and the female does not. You can read more about this in Breeding and Reproduction in the above article. Normally, finches are prolific breeders and are good moms and dads. However, without a flock, it can sometimes take birds a little while before they catch on to what it is they are to do in order to reproduce. You can enjoy them and give them time to learn. You can purchase another pair and possibly they will learn from each other. You could possibly buy a proven pair and your original pair will learn from the proven pair. Much of the time it just takes a pair without a flock some time to learn.
  • amit Ghosh - 2011-12-24
    Please watch whether both calls or only one call. May be both the birds are female. If posible buy one more pair of birds and keep together,which may solve your problem.- amit 9831281230
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Alex - 2011-12-17
I have a question how many clutches will you get per year when breeding zebra finches?

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  • Charlie Roche - 2011-12-17
    They will usually have 3 clutches per year.
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Alex - 2011-12-17
Hi I just wanted to give some information on what finches love to eat , Their fav/ is Romain green lettuce but only give them the one with no hearts .

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Debbie - 2011-12-13
My Husband recently bought me 2 parakeets and we went back to the pet store to buy 2 more in different color. Well low and behold we ended up buying 2 social finches (cute little things). So now that we've had them for a month they are now going to have babies (how fun). Of course I have the parakeets and finches in different cages.
My question is what kind of greens do you feed them?

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  • Charlie Roche - 2011-12-14
    The only kind of greens my human can get us to eat is string beans and vrocoli and we really don't like those much unless she puts them in scrabled eggs. Good luck though. Hope you have better luck with yours.
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Emma - 2011-12-08
I have a pair of finches and unfortunately one has died. I have a friend with a pair of finches who has said she is happy to take mine in too. He would still live in his own cage, just next to theirs so that he can have some company. Is it best to have him live with others as soon as possible to stop him getting lonely, or give him a while by himself so as not to overwhelm him with all the change around him?

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  • Charlie Roche - 2011-12-09
    Very very doubtful they would not get along. You have the one finch now and I would get the second finch. Introduce them in neutral territory - living room, bedroom whatever. Clean out and re arrange the cage a little bit maybe adding a new toy. When you see the two finches getting along which might take up to a whole hour, put them in the cage together. The reason I say clean and rearrange the cage is so the current finch you have is not territorial with cage. Changing an old cage around a little makes a new cage for both finches.
  • Emma - 2011-12-13
    All sorted, I have a new finch and a happy pair. Thanks for your help, Emma
  • Charlie Roche - 2011-12-08
    Why don't you think about getting a companion for yours? I mean golly, if I was just a single - would I want to look over and see this wonderful couple just having a good time?
  • Emma - 2011-12-09
    You're right of course! I realised this was the obvious answer when I woke up this morning, will begin the finch breeder hunt ASAP. Are there much chance they won't get along? Thanks.
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kyler strenke - 2010-08-05
How can you tell the male and female society finches apart?

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  • Theresa - 2011-02-15
    Male societies sing, females don't. That's the only way you can really tell by looking at them. It's hard, but I suggest sitting there and staring until you've identified which ones sing and which ones don't.
  • Moises Solano - 2011-06-29
    thank you
  • Matt - 2011-12-12
    The easiest way is to isolate any bird from the lot for an hour or so, then reintroduce. at this time all male birds in the cage should display (sing).
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