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shirley - 2011-03-27
I have 4 zebra finches two boys two girls but they keep fighting what do I do?

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  • Charlie Roche - 2011-03-30
    To dimish the fighting (usually territorial or mating), it helps to add additional branches or perches into the cage. Most birds wish to perch at the highest level so arguements occur with each one trying to get to the highest level and then possibly on the ned of the perch. Additional perches, placed on equally high levels around the cage should alleviate some of the problem. As to how they will solve the pairing issue is another problem but I think they will be able to handle that. We survived our teens. Let us know what happens.
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Mary - 2011-03-16
I have a Zebra Finch that has developed a red skin tag on its face. What can I do for it? Is it o.k?

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littlepooh0301 - 2011-03-08
I used to have a male and female zebra finch named stitch and lilo. They were hyper but graceful pets. My finches died. I got lilo and stitch from PETS+ but for now it is out of business. I always loved to watch lilo and stitch fly around in my grandma's dining room because there was not enough room in that crampy old cage that my grandmother bought. I was trying to tell her that there was going to be no room in the cage and I thought that we needed to buy a more roomy cage for lilo and stitch. I love everyone who loves Dr. Jungle!

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susan - 2011-02-27
I have baby (3) finches. My question is are brothers and sisters ok to breed together?

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janie - 2011-02-25
I would like to know what is banding?

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Anonymous - 2009-12-30
I might get two male society finches and I am so excited!

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  • Humming bird ccccrrraaazzzy!! - 2010-05-01
    "Cool. I have 2 too. Not really, my little sister has the male. I hope they don't mate!"
  • Jo - 2011-02-24
    I bought a society finch thinking it was a male because of brighter color and the next day laid an egg. Wanting to know how do I tell a male from a female? I would like to have one of each. I also just got another of the same color to keep company.
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pete - 2011-02-05
I currently have 3 zebra finches, 2 females and one male, the two females have been sharing the same cage and seem to be inseparable, the male is in his own cage currently. One of the females is in the middle of laying and I was wondering whether I could eventually put the male in with them, and if so at what point? Or is having an odd number of birds going to cause a problem?

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  • shannon - 2011-02-20
    The females my fight over the one male you will need another male and the females eggs won't hatch as the male was not with them and when you stick them together watch them ok so they don't fight.
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virginia naselli - 2010-08-03
My pair of society finches had babies. They are 5 weeks now. Can I let them all live in the same cage together, permanently?

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  • Theresa - 2011-02-15
    My babies are still with their parents and they're three months old, but I suggest against it. One of our baby boys is trying to be Oedipus rex and is trying to mate with his mom and keep attacking his dad. We're trying to get him in his own cage with another female. I suggest taking the babies out once they can eat on their own.
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Liz D. - 2010-12-19
About 3 weeks ago my son gave me two society finches. Tonight when he came to visit we found 1 egg in the nest he had put in the cage. My question is will this egg hatch? And is one finch supposed to stay on the egg in the nest?

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  • Theresa - 2011-02-15
    Two weeks after I got my first two societies they laid an egg as well while my friend was over. I had no experience with the birds so I just let nature take its course. Societies will normally lay one egg a day until their clutch is complete. Once the birds start lying on the eggs non stop, AKA one of them is ALWAYS lying on it, then it means their incubating, which normally lasts for 12-14 days. If you find the egg on the bottom of the cage, it means it was most likely a dud. It's not uncommon for female society finches to lay eggs even without having participated in sexual activities with their male companion.
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Skittle56 - 2010-11-14
How do you tell if a society finch is a boy or girl?

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  • Cody - 2010-12-22
    The males are usually darker and sing frequently. My society finch, Thorn, sings a lot to Snowdrop, my female finch. And the females are lighter in color and make only chirping noises sometimes trills.
  • Dayna Corded - 2011-01-17
    I recently bought a pair of Zebras they've laid 2 eggs on 2 separate occasions never sat them yet and I don't have any idea why also I bought a European Gold Finch. She has the most beautiful songs. I too wish I
    knew if she is a girl. Dayna
  • victoria - 2011-01-23
    If you are looking to breed finches or choose one that sings well (usually only males do), it is important to be able to determine the sex of a bird. Please understand that this is not easy. Males and females look alike. However, there are a few methods to distinguish the different genders. For some species it is easy to visually determine the sex. For others you must wait and watch the actions of the birds or look for the appearances to become distinguishable during breeding season.
  • annie - 2011-02-14
    If one of the birds sings then that's a male. If the other one does not sing it's a female. You can even see it by their behavior when they jump into the water when the male comes out of the water it would make itself look pretty but the female would just sit around until she is dry. She might even look very skinny.
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