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karlee - 2010-11-12
I have 2 finches and they have laid eggs, a week ago I was thinking of buying a different breed of bird and put it in the cage with the finches will that be ok?

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  • breeder - 2010-12-05
    No! the Zebra finch hen is easily disrupted by other zebra finches in this period, let alone another breed. As an experienced zebra finch breeder I really discourage this.
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ballantine hutchinson - 2010-11-28
Had a pair of spice finches, went in the countryside there I saw one of the nest in the wild with seven young ones all feathered, took them home and placed them with the adult spice finch and lo and behold I was quite surprised to see them feeding these young ones and all survived so they can be good parents.

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Karen - 2009-05-06
I am wondering if there are any breeders for strawberry finches in the California area - I am interested in buying a pair.

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  • adrian castillo - 2010-11-04
    Hello to all if anyone needs any strawberrys please contact www.exoticfinch.com they have the best selection of exotic finches,they also have strawberry finches for sale. Their number is 916 849 4755.
    They have parrot finches, forbes, blue face, red face, seagreens, pied red face, pied seagreens, and many more. They have very good prices. They are located in california......
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Deb Parks - 2010-10-28
I was given 3 society finches and they had nails so long they curled in circles.
I was able to clip them, but I noticed on one of them little tumors on her feet. Today I noticed that her feet are bleeding. Is there a way to take care of them? I am a teacher so I can't afford to go to a vet. Is there a cream or other medicine I could use? I will listen to any suggestions.

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  • Editor's Note - 2010-10-30
    Good job on trimming the nails! It sounds like they may have gotten mites, which can make their feet become scaly and lumpy. You can get a bird mite spray from a pet store, and follow the instructions. Make sure you keep the cage clean (possibly spray it too) as mites lay eggs which will hatch even after you have eliminated the adults. You need to treat for about 14 days to catch them all.
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ladybug - 2009-05-28
I have 6 Lady GouldianFinch. I keep them in a screened in deck outside in cages. Temp
sometimes reaches 105deg. Is that too hot for them?

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  • brenda - 2010-10-23
    If your Goulds that you purchased are well adjusted to temp. fluctuations, then they'll survive.
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Carrie - 2010-10-21
We have two s.finches outside. What is the lowest temp. they can tolerate?

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Alice Bernice Reimer - 2009-04-10
I have 2 white Finches with red beaks and feet, they belong to my brother, but I look after them. I have no clue what kind they are? I thought they where Zebra but now I do not know. Where we got them, they told my brother that 1 was female and the other male, but they been riding each other and they are not cozy like male and female

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  • Anonymous - 2010-03-08
    they're zebra finches most likely, and as long as they don't have red cheeks then they are also both female.
  • debbie - 2010-07-31
    Probably are zebras, but the white mutation. Sometimes the males will have faint chest stripe across the chest, light orange cheek patches. If they are both equally white, you probably have 2 females. If you introduce a normal gray male, you will have lots of babies of both colors.
  • aruna kodagoda - 2010-10-11
    I think your finches are zebra. Check them there eye, close to eye some black line. Both female try to get male, Thanks kodagoda.
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B.C.S. - 2009-10-22
Thanks for your site. Now I finally know what bird this is. I live in Milton,FL and have seen this bird at my feeders for three years. True to other comments, it is very aggressive... and beautiful.

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  • Kathy Rogers - 2010-10-09
    Hi there, I just read your note about the Pintail. I just bought one from Ivys here in Pensacola, guess we are almost neighbors. I did not know they were wild this far north. I would think the cold would kill them, well good luck with you visitor...Kathy 10/9/10
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Lloyd - 2010-05-04
Hi. Just wondering if anyone can help me. One of my hen zebra finches recently laid four eggs which all hatched successfully. Unfortunately 3 of the four birds have now died (at 3 days old). This is the second time this has happened to the same cock and hen. I'm careful with their feed and their environment so just wondering if there is an underlying problem. Any suggestions/advice would be appreciated.

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  • aayush aiyanna - 2010-10-05
    Hi Lloyd
    I have found out in the internet it said that at 3 days of age the egg sacs get over and if the parent birds do not feed the baby(s) they will die and it also said that it happens only to first time parent birds.
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kathy - 2010-09-22
I have a female finch, white in color, and she has lost some feathers on her top part of her neck. They are not growing back in, does anybody know why? This concerns me. She has a few eggs in her nest.

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  • Denise Daniela - 2010-10-01
    I believe the reason is that her male counterpart was looking for nesting material. If they have no recourse to nesting materials (pet stores sell disinfected wool) they will pick on other birds and use the feathers thus. She will probably regrow her feathers after she molts. Don't worry but do put in some nesting material in her cage. Make sure they are sterilized or mites might get to your birds and some are deadly.
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