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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gill - 2013-04-01
my male zebra finch wont let my female finch inside the nest. when she gets close all he does is scare her away and chase her for a bit. what should I do. this all started after she laid her 3rd egg, she now has 4.

arno - 2013-03-29
Hi I had two zebra finches male and female I bought me a new pair yesterday but this morning I noticed there was one egg in the old nest both females and one male slept in the old nest how must I know who's egg is it cuz my old pair is building a new nest in the new nest I bought with the pair yesterday the egg is in the old nest what must I do please please please help me my email is please will really appreciate your help kindly regards.

essy - 2013-03-15
My zebra finches became quite and sitting on perch most of the time but still chirping and singing (male mostly anyway) time to time. They also scratching themselves more, I have them last 4 weeks, they were so active, and female had 2 eggs then when i was carrying to the nest I have broken them then she laid another 3 but she is not sitting on them last 2 weeks. I am not familiar with them, i have them first time ever and I am worrying about them, they have very good diet, like eggs and egg shell, field salad, peas, spinach, nuts, dry fruit and millet and their usual bird food. I change bath water and drinking water regularly, I spray them with anti mite once a week. I have opened their cage let them fly in the room, then eventually they have gone in. They also were fluffy yesterday but today they look much better, but still spend their time more sitting than being active like last 3 weeks. Should I take them to vet if they keep sitting?

muziwakhe - 2013-01-18
How do I know that my zebra finch is feeding its babies? Please help they are having four chicks.

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  • Jasmine Brough Hinesley - 2013-01-19
    Do they spend time in the nest with the babies? Observe the mother and see if she goes in the nest at all - if she does, she is most likely feeding them. Make sure you are providing her with plenty of food for herself and keep her environment stress-free and low-noise.
  • amanda - 2013-03-13
    if u look at the chicks you might see little pockets of seeds around the chicks neck they are usually yellow looking and are called the crop. if these look like they have seeds in them then the parents are taking good care of them
Christine - 2013-02-27
I have 4 littlie zebra finches and every time they have one to three eggs they break the eggs and eat them, why?

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  • Jasmine Brough Hinesley - 2013-02-27
    First, how old are the mating finches? They should be over a year to be sexually mature. Also make sure they are provided with a very well-balanced diet - especially if you are trying to breed them. There should also be a separate nesting area for every pair of zebra finches that are breeding. The different pairs may be getting territorial and eating the eggs may be one way they are being aggressive towards each other. Also, are you sure there are 2 mated pairs? If there is an odd bird out, or too many males or females, this could be a problem as well.
  • amanda - 2013-03-13
    they are missing something in their diet. you can hard boil chicken eggs and grind the shell and hard boiled egg and give it to them
Kris - 2013-03-04
Hi I have 2 zebra finch chicks of 12 days old . Their parents stopped feeding . I fed them the formula but the chicks no longer chirp. Help

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  • Anonymous - 2013-03-13
    Thank you clarice! That was helpful.
  • Clarice Brough - 2013-03-04
    They are such tiny birds, that they are very delicate. Here's a great guide for handfeeding these babies by Unique Beak: Successfully Handfeeding a Finch.
Janet Foster - 2013-03-01
My pair of Zebra Finches have just laid there first clutch of 4 eggs. The female won't let the male near the nest, and keeps darting out and chasing him round the cage. What should I do? Leave them to get on with it, or put the nest and eggs in one of the other cages? They were happy together before I put the nest in

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  • Dimiter Penev - 2013-03-03
    Hi, my dear lady, with F.-10 years-Zebra,5 generations. My e. Dimitrep @ Exchanging info about Zebras(F) will be my pleasure. Nice writing to (as they say in U.S.) Ya. So long.
Reply - 2013-02-23
We just adopted a white zebra finch as a mate to our gray zebra finch. They were supposed to both be female but a few weeks after the white finch arrived they started laying is sitting on the eggs and the white one is busy building and improving their nest. is it possible that one is a male?

cj - 2013-01-10
I have 4 finches and 4 canaries all in the same cage, which is approximately 5 feet high by 5 feet wide by 2 feet deep, and has two levels which are connected with ladders so that 'hop-a-long' (a canary born with only one wing) can access both levels. There are 8 nests, 4 on each opposite end, and several full length perches. They have 3 bathing dishes, 3 seed dishes and 2 fresh greens dishes. They are all young, but just now starting to lay. Will they be ok all together in the same cage as they start to sit and hatch, or should they be separated?

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  • Jeremy Roche - 2013-01-10
    Normally fine.  Finches can aggravate canaries with constant movement.
Pervez Ali - 2012-11-30
What should do when bird are sick?

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  • Charlie Roche - 2012-12-01
    Take them to a vet....   not trying to be funny but unless you know what is wrong and have the ability and knowledge and medications to treat them - that is really all you can do.