anyone breed finches?

Discussion in 'Caged Birds - Finches, Canaries, Cockatiels, Parro' started by Myst4, May 20, 2008.

  1. Myst4

    Myst4 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Anyone know about finches? I have a breeding pair who have now laid eggs. I know they will do all the work,they have been parents before I bought them. My question is, after the eggs have hatched, is there any special foods I should get for the babies? or does the parents do all that?
     
  2. ChickPeas

    ChickPeas Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have some zebra finches that had a few clutches a couple of years ago. The only thing I did was make sure they had plenty of fresh water, they like plain scrambled egg, greens and millet, plus a cuttle bone. The parents will do the rest!

    How many eggs did they lay?
     
  3. Myst4

    Myst4 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I have Zebra Finches too. They have fresh water every day with vitamins added,fresh food and a cuttle bone. I think I might start giving them scrambled eggs. Well, I didn't know they had any eggs until I tried to peek in their nest today when the male(Mylo) came out of it. I saw at least 2 eggs. I don't think the female(Keeta) is done yet, she is still "puffed" out and eats like crazy also well indulges herself in the cuttle bone. I have read somewhere that they can have up to 15 eggs in one clutch! [​IMG] I have also read somewhere else that they can have from 3-5 eggs in a clutch. They are in a huge cage so I'm not worried about the number of babies.
     
  4. ChickPeas

    ChickPeas Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Aren't they the cutest little things?! I love zebras. [​IMG] Their babies are the tiniest little pink wads. They look like chewed up pieces of gum when they're born. [​IMG]

    My breeding pairs' largest clutch was 9 and all survived! I'd love to have more peeps but with 13 parakeets, 2 cockatiels, 5 finches and 11 chickens, I'm about worn out with birds! [​IMG]

    Sounds like you're doing everything right!
     
  5. SterlingAcres

    SterlingAcres Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Haha I love their names... Milo and Keeta from Atlantis. That's great.

    Good luck with your clutch [​IMG]
     
  6. Myst4

    Myst4 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Well...well...welll...oh my..if they have a large clutch that would be exciting!
     

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