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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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Nelly - 2013-05-04
I have a male Pintail Whydah who is not hand tamed at all. His nails started getting too long and making it difficult for him to get around. I tried to very carefully trim them but the clenched his feet and I was too scared I'll hurt him if I tried to separate his toes. After this I decided to let a vet or breeder do it. While I started looking for someone who could do this, I noticed his nails getting shorter and caught him in the act of biting them off. Make sure your Whydah cannot catch itself on anything in its cage if its nails are long. If it is not hand tamed and you are not experienced in trimming nails then find someone who is experienced to do it for you. If the preceding is not an option then don't panic. Apparently Whydahs will give themselves a pedicure when they get annoyed enough with the situation. While it is not recommended that you put sandpaper covers on their perch (it hurts their feet), I have cut a sandpaper perch cover in half and taped it to the bottom half of his favourite perch. That way his nails get filed when they are long enough to reach the paper, but he is never standing on the sand paper. Hope this information is helpful to someone.

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  • Clarice Brough - 2013-05-04
    That's some great information about their nails. I am glad to know Pintail Whydah will give themselves a pedicure! I had an untamed male kept in an aviary and never had an issue with its nails, must have taken care of it himself. For other finches I've kept in cages, I usually provide just one sandpaper perch, and the others not, so they aren't forced to be on this type of perch non-stop. It has worked well.
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shelby - 2011-09-21
This is not a comment it is more of a question??? I have a male and a female zebra finch they have mated twice first time she laid 4 eggs, the male began fighting with the female darting out of the nest at her and chasing her all over the cage is this normal? Should I separate them? Once the eggs were laid the behavior began so I took the 4 eggs and put them in the other birds nest in the other cage the other birds successfully laid on them and we have babies now. In the meanwhile after the eggs were removed the male stopped the behavior well now again she has laid 3 more eggs and the fighting is on again. What do I do any suggestions I can't remove the eggs and put them in the other nest with the other birds cause they are busy with the other babies... Please help if you can thanks in advance....

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  • Charlie Roche - 2011-09-22
    Species of birds are diferent and each bird within the species is different. Both the male and the female finch sit the eggs. Whether they are fighting over whose turn it is or whether the male is saying - get out there and eat - we can't know. Young birds have to learn and it might take a clutch or two before they have it down. I'd just let them be. Let them learn. They will figure it out - most likely.
  • shelby - 2011-09-23
    Hey thanks for the input and advice I did seperate them yesturday in the fear that he may ditch the eggs over excitment or just because he doesn't have a clue. The fighting continued so I seperated them but will put him back in, I just don't want either the male or female getting hurt or anything happening to the eggs... Thanks again
  • Muhammed Aamir - 2013-04-23
    I have experienced same situation also, I spend one hour and see what is being done. I noted female plucked a feather of male during fighting and immediately took it in the nest, after this I provided them soft feathers of chicken, both of them took these into a nest and stop fighting.
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susan weaver - 2013-04-10
My favorite bird are the finches. I only have the ones I feed outdoors and I do fuss over them. I have 4 finch feeders for them. susan Backyardfeatheredfriends.com

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  • Clarice Brough - 2013-04-10
    It's really awesome to have birds in the backyard, and finches are great. I feed finches, but also have a larger feeder that is flat and open, so smaller doves (ringneck dove and mourning doves) visit regularly too. Nice site too Susan, good luck with your store!
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