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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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Laura - 2009-11-08
how can you tell what sex the males are. do males have a line around there neck?

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  • pete - 2011-02-05
    Males usually have orange cheeks and a red beak.
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Ivan & Lester Lievens - 2006-04-26
Greetings from the low lands, Flanders, Belgium. I'm a natural system cold breeder of gouldians for almost 30years, and yearly breeding with about 25 up to 35 couples. Average INDOOR temperatures are of 9 to 14

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  • Caitlin - 2011-01-23
    I agree with everything except for "it is man who makes the gouldian weak". The Gouldians are Australian birds so have naturally grown up in hot conditions and this is why they thrive so well in warmer climates. In your case it was humans (you) who evolved the gouldian to be strong for other climates :)
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joanne - 2010-11-14
Why do they kill the babies after 4 days of hatching? This is the 3rd time its happened what can I do about this problem?

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  • Cody - 2010-12-22
    Yes that happened to me too. When my female society died she left behind 3 eggs and I already had a female zebra finch and she shoved 1 of the eggs out and ate it. Talk about cannibalism.
  • Eddie Cone - 2011-01-04
    Are you sure they are killing the babies? Do you have them in a nest with privacy and soft material such as dryer lint and bermuda grass for them to build a proper nest. Make sure there is plenty seed. German millet is required as the primary seed in a mix. (German Millet is extremely important) (sometimes referred to as foxtail millet or Golden German Millet). They need egg food everyday. Boiled eggs are excellent. Boil the eggs at least 30 minutes and chop up by hand or in a food processor. Give them the whole egg, shell and all. They will use the shell for calcium. Be sure and boil the eggs at least 30 minutes. Very small grit should be made available.
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vinay - 2010-12-21
I have 6 zebra finches one of them is hurt by love birds can any body suggest me how to treat the hurt one plzzz?

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Badernouman - 2009-06-25
I live in Pakistan and I have lots of strawberry finches. I want them to sale but I dont know how export them for abroad buyers.

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  • Ronald - 2010-07-08
    We are in south africa, we can help to import them to us, we have the contacts here. You must just get a vet to sign them of after being in quarantine. They are a high demand here because they are very scarce.
  • Anonymous - 2010-07-20
    Hi do you still have lots of strawberry finches and do you still want to sell them?
  • Mubashar - 2010-07-21
    In which city you live in Pakistan, I am from Lahore and wand to buy, if you to sale please email me or call me.
    Mobil # 0321 4403844
  • Nadeem - 2010-12-20
    Hi. I am Nadeem From Mansera. I want to buy a pair of strawberry finches. Plz contact Email...nshahzad224@yahoo.com
    Cell......03229969502
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Mavi - 2010-10-20
We've had our Gouldian for 5 days now, at the beginning it was fine, but today he is alternating between perched with head under wings, or eating almost non-stop. Any ideas?

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  • NICK - 2010-12-18
    Air sac mites , drafts and the necessary food. . Such as grit and charcoal are mandatory for health. . I have 75 goulds myself.
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CD - 2005-07-05
I started my Finch adventure indoors, with only 4 finches. That was 3 1/2 years ago. I now have over 150 finches in an outdoor aviary. They are beautiful. I give many away to friends to keep the number down. The aviary is about 10X10 ft and about 8 ft tall. The variety for colors and personalities are just beautiful. I'm so thankful my husband built this aviary for me. I love the song they sing. It is so sweet and gentle.

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  • Shawn - 2010-09-19
    Tell me my husband is into the birds and we don't have as many birds. But are cages are the same size. Our esare just now starting to lay and one has hatched. After the first egg has hatched now will the others. If you are local we would love to get some birds from you.
  • Brandy - 2010-12-15
    My birds are losing their feathers under their belly and wings. I think they're sick. This is the first time I've ever had Finches.. or birds period. Your site was very helpful. Thanks.
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Karen - 2010-12-05
My pair of Goulds have laid their second clutch of eggs (7 both times) but none of them have hatched. When I bought the male I was told he was only 9 months old. Is he too young to know how to "mate" (fertilize the eggs)?

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