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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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I've had a number of these fine tiny birds. It is such a comfort to hear them beeping throughout the house. They are remarkable little birds, and very lively. The Zebra eats a significant amount of food for his size, and will not last long without daily feeding. Update: My old male grey is now 14 years old and still beeping regularly and eating like a hog.
I have 1 pair of these cute little birds. they are so cute and i love the sound that they make. I have a huge cage for them and they are happy and they are always playing with each other. when i come up to the cage to feed them or to put in a new toy they start talking to me! it is so cute. The boy is named Brown Sugar and the girl is Cinnamon. Right now they have about 5 or 6 eggs. It was kind of funny the first time they laid eggs, they didn't really know what to do. I gave them the nest for finches but they wouldn't go in. i tried so many different types of birds nests and finally found one that they like (a canary nest!). i am happy now because before the eggs would fall down at the bottom of the cage. i can't wait until the babies come! :]
I have a large aviary with 30 mixed types but only 2 pairs of zebra. Before I knew it, it increased by 4 babies acting like they own my aviary. My problem is no one is paying this one paticular male any attention. Oh well, so there is an odd-ball even among birds.
hey im from scotland. i have just bought 1 pair of zebra finches, they are great. i got a nest and everything and i noticed the male starting to build the nest. i was so excited. he seems to build it most, in fact i haven't saw her build 1 part of it, lol. their names are brooke and cade after my niece and nephew. any way ill get back to you if i see any eggs, i hope i get some.
Zebras are a great household pet. Take good care of them, feed'em daily, give them a comfy room, keep'em warm during the winter months, and they will live a long life - even 12 or 15 years in exceptional cases. (My oldest is a male gray, 13 years old this December--outliving his mate, and all his children, the little dude is a virtual methuselah).
I just purchased a perfectly matched pair of zebra finches, and I must say that they are adorable and I enjoy hearing the sounds they make. they are very busy building a nest so babies will be coming. I love to hear the male sing, he sounds like he has a toy trumpet he's tooting on. I named them Jack and Jill. I'm hooked!
The Story of my Little Peg:
I work at an animal hospital and one day a pet store brought in a little female Zebra Finch with an infected leg band. They had waited too long and the leg was dying and required amputation. The pet store did not want to pay and asked the vet to euthanize her. The vet refused and stated that the finch could live with 1 leg. The pet store said that they could not sell a one legged bird so keep her and do whatever you want with her. I took her home and named her "Peg". A few months later I was buying food for her at a different pet store and was asked what kind of bird I had. I told them and they asked me to adopt another Zebra Finch whose wing was defective and had difficulty flying. I said yes and brought him home. He and Peg were so cute together and they hopped everywhere they went so, I name them Peg and Jimmy Hopper. They now have 2 chicks who are 3 weeks old and Peg and Jimmy are totally in love. Peg has a good life now with a new husband and two little ones that are perfectly healthy.
my mom has two of these sweet little birds, that she takes outside and hangs in a tree every day. The birds love it and other birds have even come to visit them. One day when she brought them in at the end of the day we noticed that the male bird was missing! We were very upset and looked every where for him, not expecting to find him. The next morning while sitting on the deck we hear the little bird calling for his mate, and sure enough there he was sitting in a tree looking very sad. She brought his cage outside and he flew over to it and she carried them back in the house! We never did find out how he got out, or where he spent the night! We all wish that little LB, "little bird", could talk!
i have 8 pairs of zebra finches and more eggs on the way. i love each and every one of them as i have 1 CFW, 1 WHITE, many PIEDS, and many NORMALS. i have a large aviary and at least 15 nest boxes. i have around 5 eggs from my current 3 clutches
my zebra finches just hatched a few eggs! i am very excited! im new with having birds and i love it!