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ABDUL GAFOOR - 2010-11-26
I have 3 zebra finches today one of zebra finch laid one egg and all zebra finches ate the egg can you help me?

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  • Charlie Roche - 2011-04-08
    Many say the first clutch is for free. In other words, the birds aren't quite sure what do do with the eggg so they throw it out, play with it or eat it. I have been told they will eat the egg if they know it isn't fertile but I don't know if that is true as they will frequently sit infertile eggs. I have also been told that they will eat the egg if they if they need additioanl calcium in their diets. Before breeding season, I would up the calcium lso, are you sure the birds ate it? Are the finches inside?
  • aaron - 2011-04-07
    I think they only eat it if its not fertile
  • Charlie Roche - 2011-04-09
    Didn't think (forgot) but the article in Animal-World says that you need an even numer of males/females. In that case, 3 won't work. You would need an even number of males and females and a nest box for each pair. Just think, you can go get one more little one.
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Ronald - 2010-07-08
We are in south africa, and are a couple of finch lovers that want to import the finches that's no longer available to us. Can anyone help us or give us contact details of finch exporters to south africa?

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  • kosie - 2010-08-24
    Hi, we export.
  • Eben Holtzhausen - 2011-02-12
    Did you come right. I am also looking to bring birds in, let me know if you came right.
  • Eben Holtzhausen - 2011-03-30
    Kosie, give us more details please.
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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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