Animal Stories - Zebra Finch


Animal-World Information about: Zebra Finch

    Zebra Finches are great birds for a beginner or any bird enthusiast! These attractive little creatures are hardy, inexpensive, active, and one of the easiest birds to keep and breed. They are long-lived, with a life span in captivity of about 12 years.
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Shelley - 2010-05-24
Hi,
I have a Mating Pair of Zebra Finches. They just had a clutch of 5 babies. The babies are 20 days old today. They have started coming out of the nest yesterday and today 2 of the babies came out of the nest and have been at the bottom of the cage all day. The Father is chasing the babies and seems to be fighting with them. I am not sure if he is not allowing them to go back to the nest but all the other babies are in there and are just fine. But these two are not going back in and the father is always being mean to them. What the heck should I do? Will he harm them?

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  • Shelley - 2010-05-25
    Also today, the dad is chasing them and will bite the wings and the babies just hang in the air because the dad won't let go. As of today he is doing this to all the babies. Someone Please Please Please HELP!
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angie - 2010-05-22
I had two female zebra finches. The one past two years ago. I purchased both three years ago. To the important question. My bird has been acting strange and staying on the bottom of the cage for hours. I just noticed she laid an egg and is now sitting on it. She is breathing hard. She has never done this before. It has been awhile since I have seen any eggs. She has dropped eggs out of her resting nest many times before but has never done what she is doing now?

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  • angie - 2010-05-23
    I must add she is sleeping in her food container that I set on the wire bottom of her cage as well as the water. She is not drinking that I know of. I know that you should not handle these fragile birds. Please any response will be helpful. I know a vet visit is best. I bought my birds when I was able to pay for such things. I am no longer able at this time. Any response will be helpful. Thanks.
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Anonymous - 2010-05-21
I have three zebras , two females and one male , they are all related to one another and I can honestly tell you that they fight like regular siblings do. I have separated them and am waiting to see how they do apart.I will eventually put them back together but I am hesitant only because each female had 5 eggs a piece and 4 made it through the hatching but I suspect were killed.

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Barb Torrao - 2010-05-11
I have two Zebra finches, one male the other female. They are both approx. 7 1/2 years old. I have noticed that the female has developed tumors on the back of her neck. She looks well other than that, and continues to eat well. Anything can be done? Are these tumors common? They have been together for 7 1/2 years, what will happen to the remaining finch when the other dies?

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Barb Torrao - 2010-05-11
I have two Australian finches, one boy and one girl, both are approx. 7 and 1/2 years old. The girl finch has what appears to be tumors growing at the back of her neck. Noticed this when she kept losing her feathers in this area. Other that these tumors, she looks well and is still eating well. I understand that the life span of these finches is approx. 7 years, so they are indeed getting old. Can you give me a guess of what these tumors are, are they common in finches? And since they have been together for 7 1/2 years, what will happen to the remaining finch when the other one dies?

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Annie - 2010-04-15
I currently have only one Zebra finch, Cooper. His mate, Wilson, died from, I think, binding when having eggs. I was going to get another but I also have 3 parakeets--all 4 in separate cages, of course. He seems to think he is one of the "big boys" now. It is very cute. He talks to them and tries to "be big" like them. They love and include him in their conversations, so I intend to leave him single. He seems content and very healthy. They are all wonderful pets. If you own birds, do give them lots of attention though.

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lela - 2010-04-05
I have 2 finches tweet and flutter. Tweet is ready to have eggs so I'm just finding things I need to help. I love them very much so I will take care of them.

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Amber - 2009-02-13
I have a finch alone in a cage. It's a boy and what will happen if I put another finch with him

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  • Marit - 2010-03-15
    Finches are flock birds and it is important that they have a mate. I suggest that you pair it with another male of the same type of finch that you have now.
  • Mackenzie - 2010-04-04
    I have about thirteen finches. They all get along pretty well so I'm guessing yours will adjust well to a friend.
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Eddie - 2010-02-19
I have 2 set of Zebra and one set of Society finch. I have a very large cage and they are well taken care of..however, the past two weeks, I have found a broken egg a week. I am not sure if these are unfertile eggs being disregarded or if the birds are being agressive towards eggs being laid. Any suggestions?

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lavanya - 2010-01-18
I have 5 zebra finches. They all used to fight but we separated them for a while and put them back together and they are perfectly fine. They get along so well they are like best of friends. They always share their house which is like a little nest, and I always have to remember to change the water and food everyday. I clean the cage once a week. They like having a bath so water should be available at all times, but I don't know how old they are.

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