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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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.
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?

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.

anon - 2010-01-09
We got our zebra finch from some guy and his wife. There used to be four. Neither of them knew how to properly care for the poor birds. Not only did they keep them in a freezing cold garage, they fed them the wrong food. My brother told the guy to bring them in from the garage, but he didn't listen and instead brought a gas heater into the garage. Three of the birds died. My brother gladly and readily took the last bird out of the idiot's "care," and now it's ours.

However, my mom and dad bought another finch (an orange-cheeked waxbill) and now they're in the same cage. I've been watching them for a while and they seem to be trying to get along with each other. Hopefully they'll fall asleep together and get along very well. When the waxbill perches all the way at the very top of the cage, the zebra finch seems to be looking for it.

Sinead - 2009-09-10
I bought two pairs of Zebra Finches the other week. Some nights they were quite loud and noisy, I thought they were just talking to each other. But this morning my brother came and woke me up to let me know one male finch was belly up and the other male finch was on his way out. We are thinking they were fighting and killed each other. Hmm. Very sad. So anyway to replace them we are going to go get a male and another female. Their names are Holly, Kendra, Bridget and Hef :)

tanaka m. kimikori - 2009-07-21
Hi, I have a large metal garage shed and converted it into an aviary for diamond doves and zebra finches. They have a fountain and an artificial tree with real branches, and a hibiscis tree.

janet ramsey - 2009-01-04
Someone PLEASE HELP ME, i have 2 finches, brother and sister, their names are (choclate and vanilla) they are about 5 months old, the boy is pecking the girl and she is missing feathers on her back, i saw 6 eggs in the nest today, and the boy is chasing her all over the cage, the boy is seating on the eggs more then the girl, sometimes they both are in the nest. i am afraid that the boy is going to kill the girl, what should i do???? today is Jan. 4,2009, 2:15pm, someone please email me ASAP

Marie - 2008-09-09
I recently got a pair of Finches-Pretty Girl and Pretty Boy. They had not come into their full color. I have been watching that develop with much delight. I also just love to sit and watch the adventure. Pretty Boy is much more adventurous. He also seems to enjoy teaching Pretty Girl. She is more reserved and may take much encouragment before she tries things that he does right away. They have one toy, a long row of loops that I haven't even seen her on. It apears to be his favorite. There is a semi-circle swing perch that they both fit on, but they both fight to be closest to the edge to touch the edge.

jim - 2008-09-01
These amazing little birds will provide years of entertainment! Even decade(s)! My old male grey finally gave up the ghost-- purchsed in June 1994, He was nearing the age of 15 YEARS, and he finally passed away this August 30th, 9:30 pm. A phenom of the chirp, and beeper of eons. All he ate was a seed diet, and he might have lasted a year or two more with better care on my part.

Brenda - 2008-07-17
Hi, my name is Brenda. I am 11yrs old and going to be twelve in 4 months. I have a 1 pair of Zebra Finches. Their names are Mickey and Minnie. Zebra Finches are so cute. Everyday I hear their beatiful singing. I have 1 pair of Parakeets, 1 pair of Zebra Finches, and 1 pair of Lovebirds. I have 2 and a half years with my Zebra Finches. Birds are so wonderful.