- Jul 3, 2016
Hey! Super hyped for my finches! My female finch layed eight eggs, and she's been sitting on them a lot with the help of her mate. Today I decided I was going to candle the eggs from the outside because I didn't want to disturb the nest. After a little while of trying to get her off, she finally left and I shone the flashlight through the bottom of the nest. I only managed to get the light under three eggs, but all had veins and maybe a beating heart. (I didn't want to take too long so I left quickly and she returned shortly.) I want to make sure I don't disturb her in any way possible to leave the eggs. My last finch, who unfortunately died, layed eggs, sat on them, and then threw them out of the nest. I still loved her though. But, how do I make sure I don't disturb her, and how often should I check the eggs, if any time at all, and how? I don't want to take the eggs out.. Anyway, give me all of your info! Thanks!