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michael campbell - 2013-07-22
I built a new cage for my Zebra Finches and when I transfered the nest I saw that there are 4 eggs in it. Now the Zebras are building a new nest, what can I do to get them in the old nest?

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  • Jasmine Brough Hinesley - 2013-07-25
    Hmmm, well you could try to transfer the eggs into the new nest if they truly do not seem to be going to their old nest. It would have been best to wait to move them to a new cage until they were done breeding and the eggs were hatched, but I know that's not the solution now. I hope it works out, good luck!
  • michael - 2013-08-10
    Thank you.
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michael campbell - 2013-08-05
How do you avoid the constant fighting between the zebra finches?

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  • Jasmine Brough Hinesley - 2013-08-23
    How many finches do you have? What size of cage? If you have too many finches in a small area they can get feisty and pluck and pick at each other. Make sure they are in a large enough cage with plenty of room to fly and individual space.



    Oftentimes they aren't truly fighting either. They might just be playing and preening each other.
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Tommyr - 2013-06-27
A male has taken up residence in our back yard over the last several days. We have never seen one of these before so it was very exciting to see him. He fits right in with the other finches at the bird feeder and seems quite content. (Lake Forest, CA)

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  • Wendy - 2013-07-22
    I had a male pin-tailed whydah in my backyard in northwest Fullerton this morning. This was the first time I've ever seen one, and I've lived here for 23 years. He was eating birdseed on the ground along with the finches and mourning doves. I was thrilled to see it this morning.
  • birdwatcher - 2013-08-04
    I saw him this evening in the sunny hills area of Fullerton.
  • Tommyr - 2013-08-09
    The male continues to guard his domain and has now assembled a 'harem' of at least two female whydahs. He performs his energetic display often and each female seems very impressed as they flutter and hop as he dances mid-air before them. I am still amazed at his enormous energy level. He swoops and chases off all intruders except other finches, and impresses his lady friends endlessly. His territory has now grown to include the front yard and neighbors' yards.
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Tommyr - 2013-07-08
The male has found a mate! He's been displaying and making a variety of new sounds, plus has become very territorial. He's even physically chased away several mourning doves, humming birds, and mocking birds. His mid-air dances are amazing feats of acrobatics and stamina. Where does he get that energy?!

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rosemarie - 2013-06-20
need help i have two pairs of finches male and female.One pair been laying eggs back to back but when they hatch the most that there alive is one day fvery day that one is born one dies plz give me advice.Now the other female i notice that her feet are very pale and is loosing all her feathers almost to a bald .Plz help what can i do Plz

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Robert LaGamba - 2013-06-07
I recently became aware that my male finch, 8 months old, has no left eye -- simply an empty socket. Has anyone else experienced this?

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  • Clarice Brough - 2013-06-07
    How strange! He must have been missing it for quite some time, but apparently it isn't causing him difficulties. Most animals can adapt to things like this in a captive environment, for example I've had three-legged turtles, spastic frogs, mice missing a limb, and others. In captivity they are so protected, they don't have to worry about things like predators or finding food. So its really a nice life for them, and your finch is truly lucky to have a home with you too:)
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Nancy cardin - 2013-06-07
Last year we had a male and female wydah. they disappeared in nov. 2012. now, We have a small male wydah in our yard daily for the past 2 weeks. So thrilling. he must be a teenager due to his size. We live in in the eastbluff area of newport beach, ca.

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Jane - 2008-09-14
Seen last week, for the first time, one male Pintail Whydah and two females at my backyard feeding station. I'm in North Tustin, California. I guess these birds, along with Nutmeg Mannikins and Red-crowned Amazons, have successfully colonized Orange County.

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  • Barbara - 2013-06-02
    We also live in North Tustin and have had a pintailed whydah in our backyard for several summers. He just reappeared two days ago (May 31) just when I thought he wouldn't be back this year. Today, much to our surprise, there were two of them. Lovely little aggressive birds that are fun to watch. Do you still have visits from the pintailed whydah? Barbara
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Gma - 2011-01-19
I have 2 male and 2 female zebra finches. I have eggs constantly and my males sit on them but they never hatch. Also my males chase and fight with my females if they get close to nest. What should I do? Thank You Any answers will help.

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  • Prashanth - 2013-05-07
    two pairs zebra finches should never be housed together. they will constantly fight.
  • Clarice Brough - 2013-05-07
    The Zebra Finch is one of the easiest to breed. However they can sometimes develop bad habits, and a young pair will behave strangely. In the wild they pick their own mates, but in captivity that is rare, and sometimes a poor pair bond results. If they seem incompatible, separate them and then get new mates to try them with. To be successful they also need to have a comfortable environment; a cage that is large enough and located in an area that is quiet and away from disturbances.
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June Bronger - 2005-06-21
What a very intersting article on Parrot Finches. We have about 25 in our garden aviary and they are breeding well. We hope to sell some pairs this coming season. They are delightful little birds and are first up in the morning and the last to go to roost at night.
Our aviary is quite large and houses about 80 birds. So the Parrot Finches spend their days with conures, turquiosines, elegants, bourkes, and doves etc.

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  • shanice - 2012-03-27
    cool
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