Animal Stories - Types of Finches


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kelleen - 2010-07-25
We have two zebra finch. 11-12 months old. They had one clutch of nine and they nested on them for 30-45 days. We took them out thinking this was not good for them a ways past due time, and allowed them to try a second clutch. There is seven in this clutch and has been three weeks nesting and no babies out yet, should we be concerned yet or not?

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  • \"SKM\" - 2010-08-22
    On average it takes a little over 2 weeks for the eggs to hatch.
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sarah - 2010-07-08
Hi....there is a cage of 6 zebra finches at my workplace. Currently, we have found 2 eggs in a basket....but none of the birds are sitting on these eggs. Also, I stupidly took the basket out to look closer at the eggs.....question is- is it ok that the birds are not sitting on their eggs, and why? Did I harm the situation by taking the nest out briefly? thanks!

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  • Deb C - 2010-08-19
    Zebra finches typically lay one egg per day and don't start incubating until the 2nd or 3rd egg is laid (ave clutch is about 4-6 eggs). At the beginning of incubation, they may not sit robustly, but as incubation continues, they will sit more and more tightly on the eggs. Since there were only 2 eggs when you removed the nest cup, they may not have started to incubate yet. Zebra finches in our colony tolerate us handling the eggs to mark them (so we can tell lay order) very easily. The only time I have had a pair abandon a nest was when I accidentally cracked one of their eggs. They are prolific breeders and will take every opportunity to do so! I doubt you disrupted their breeding by inspecting the eggs for such a short period of time.

    If it also possible your eggs were infertile and "dropped" by a female. They sometimes do this if within sight and sound of a male, even if not paired.
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Edwina - 2010-07-23
I have a male and female who have produced 4 babies. The babies are now flying but not eating on their own yet. The last one hatched came out of the nest today. Almost immediately, I found a new egg in the nest. What should I do? Leave her to continue to lay more? Take out the nest? Put the male in a separate cage? I don't know the sexes of the babies yet, they are still grey, no adult colors yet. They are not yet eating on their own. Please help!!

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  • Sandra - 2010-08-14
    The mother and father finches feed their young until they are ready to eat on their own. I think it takes about 3 weeks for this. As soon as baby finches are born I start putting cooked scrambled eggs (without salt and milk) in their cages and the parents love to feed this to their babies. Finches also love raw spinach!
  • J.MCD - 2010-08-19
    Edwina it is ideal to allow the colours of the fledglings to develop until you can tell the sex's apart and they are independent but may still call for parents to feed them, it would be ok to allow the new one to hatch and fledge over two to three weeks hence the others would be independent, leave the egg to hatch is my personal opinion and deal with the birds then definitely halt the nesting.
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Bill - 2010-08-08
I have a zebra finch and a society finch. They have just laid 4 eggs. How can I tell which is the male and which is the female? And how long will the eggs take to hatch?

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  • jay cleeve - 2010-08-16
    My normal zebra cock and white fawn bengalese hens eggs hatched a few days ago! There are 8 little chicks! Mine took 14 to 15 days to hatch! Good luck with your crossbreeds!
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Jeanie - 2010-03-13
I was just given a finch yesterday and i love her already, i have been trying to figure out her breed and the society finch looks the closest like her, but mine's hair is actually parted on her head, reminds me of one of the 3 stooges that has his hair parted in the middle lol, could she be a society and look slightly different than the tan one shown on here? She looks exactly the same except for her hair on her head. Thanks

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  • mandy - 2010-04-02
    If she looks like her hair is parted in the middle she is probably a crested society. I have several breeding pairs and the do look like the stooges or one of the 80's hair bands. One of my pairs are named Axel and Rose because of this!
  • Donna - 2010-07-06
    The three stooges look is called a Crested head or Mop Top.
  • Barbara - 2010-08-08
    I have one with the same "hair do" as well. I call her Alfalfa after the character in The Little Rascals.
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AFFAN NIAZI - 2009-07-31
I have all types of finches like zebra finches, stawbery finches, silver bill, spice finches, and tricolor mannakin, but my favorite is zebra. And how the sweet melody of stawberry, I can't forget.
All are happy, ready for mating, and making nests. But zebra's not allowed to them for nesting...

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  • haji - 2010-08-07
    Hello! Can any one provide info about moving pets zebra finches from India to Dubai.
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M Antonelli - 2010-08-03
We saw our Pintail Whydah (male) on July 12, 2010 in Whittier, Ca. He has visited EVERY day (today is Aug 3, 2010)--both morning and early evening--chasing birds from our hanging feeder. He jumps to the ground to catch a seed for himself now and then, but spends most of his energy protecting "his" bottle brush tree. His distinct call is beautiful, and he has definitely moved in. What a gift! Hope he has a mate somewhere.

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Mike Hendrix - 2009-09-07
9-7-09 A single male pin tailed whydah was spotted in Pensacola, FL (Cordova Park subdivision). At first I thought it was a sissors tail flycatcher but closer examination revealed a noticably smaller bird with a bright red bill and white wing bars. Additionally, this bird would fly to the ground and feed then return to its purch on a power line. Exact location was corner of Hallmark Dr & Beacon Rd. visible from Hallmark Drive.

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  • :) - 2010-05-05
    I <3 Pensacola!:) And the pintail
  • Randall Vaughan - 2010-07-31
    To our great surprise we spotted this beautiful bird in our yard about 4 days ago. We live off E. Johnson Ave. in Belle Meadow subdivision. Where did they come from?
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Jill - 2010-06-16
Please can you tell me whether zebra finches are part of the parrot family?
Thanks

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  • Syamanth Sreejith a Bird Lover - 2010-07-17
    No it's not at all a part of Parrot Family!
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tedthestick - 2006-09-25
I keep mine outside. Temp. ranges from 28 to 100+ degrees F. They have dirt and water baths and eat dry and sprouted food. They breed like cockroaches in a compartmented aviary of 550 cubic feet, with full sun and wind available. They die of old age or ants (being eaten by). I don't band or breed them, they take care of that for themselves, the breeding that is. Good luck.

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  • grayson - 2010-07-17
    WHERE DO YOU LIVE FOR THAT TEMPERATURE SWING, I would like to raise some outside in florida, but aviary temp outside reaches low 30s to average in summer of 90s. thanks
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