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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Dan - 2005-12-07
Just two weeks ago I have adopted a one year old male zebra finch from my work. He was up for adoption because he was born with only one foot, however he walks and perches as well as any other finch. He is sweet and loves to chirp to me in the morning. I have been cautious on whether to keep him single for life or to find him a mate. I am afraid that because of his handicap, he would not do well. But I know that no matter how much attention and care I give, I can not replace the company of another finch for him.

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Brooke - 2005-11-30
I did have a zebra finch but it died. im not sure what it died of but i know that it wasn't old age because we have had him for 8 months. i really miss him. i loved him to death. i have other pets to love. i have a russian hamster her name is pepper and i have a dog his name is bandit and i have a beta fish his name is patrick or spongebob i can't remember.

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Lilly - 2005-11-22
I have the sweetest little female zebra finch imaginable. She is now four years and three months. When she was about five weeks old and could not fly very well, I let my birds out for some exercise, and she flew into another room into a lamp. She unfortunately was injured and would not eat, so I hand fed her. (Handfeeding is very difficult and extremely dangerous, so I only recommend doing it if there is no other way. The risk of aspiration is too great.) She will sit in my hand and I can pet her and hold her. She loves when I rub her head and will actually regurgitate and try to feed me. This is really unusual for a finch and I thought she was sick at first, but this is during cuddle time. I love her. :)

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someone - 2005-07-25
i love my zebras! they are so fun to watch and listen to. i started out with a pair but after having them for a month i bought 3 more pairs and had a cage built for me. it is 6 1/2 ft tall, 5 ft wide, and 3 ft deep. by the end of the year we had about 30 birds but sadly only 5 survived the winter, 4 males and 1 female. the girl paired up with one of the boys and they now have 2 babies. i recently bought 3 new females and they have been taken into the colony perfectly. The 3 other males are REALLY enjoying that, they were really excited! i also have 2 diamond doves in the cage with them. they were supposed to be a pair but i think they are both males which is fine with me because they are beautiful anyway.

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Anonymous - 2005-06-03
I started with a normal cock and a white hen and they have bred 5 birds since february and have now started building again with 2 eggs at the minute. These birds are easily bred and great to watch. Also nice to see alot of them snuggled up on a perch together and preening each other.

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big bird - 2004-05-16
I started with two and I now have eight! It was great fun to watch their courting and nest building, egg production and fledgling antics. I have developed a greater appreciation of all birds, thanks to my zebra finch friends!

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Nicholas - 2004-01-28
I bought a pair of zebra finches about 6 months ago. I enjoyed their cute littlness, their abnoxious song, I absolutly love em. They have hatched four babies and i have had to buy another cage. They love to play, they jump on their swing and swing and swing then jump over to ther house and play what it seems like hide and seek with each other. Granted they are not very good people birds they are like fish they are fun to watch.

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