Keeping only two Zebra Finches

Discussion in 'Caged Birds - Finches, Canaries, Cockatiels, Parro' started by PitterPaws, Sep 8, 2010.

  1. PitterPaws

    PitterPaws Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Is it possible to keep only two zebra finches?
    I want to get some Zebra finches but I only have a smaller cage that wouldn't be good for alot of birds, so I was thinking of getting two (1 female and 1 male)
    but the books I've read say there should be at least 3 pair (6 birds) and for my cage that would be way to many.
    I have no other caged birds in the house, so these would be it for now.
    So, if anyone could give me some clue as to whether this will work with only two birds or should I wait until I can get a larger cage, Please let me know your thoughts.
    Thanks!
     
  2. VioletandBodie

    VioletandBodie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    for 2 birds 18x18x18 is suitable and yes it can be done....but trust me in time you will have an aviary full [​IMG] thats how it went for me
     
  3. KimberlyJ

    KimberlyJ Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I started with one Pair of zebra finches.............and now I have 9 boys and 4 girls and I no longer keep any pairs together! Zebras don't need to be kept in a flock, one pair is very happy together. The eggs hatch in just 14 days so if you don't want babies, watch them carefully! Wish you lived closer--I'd give you a bunch.
     
  4. PitterPaws

    PitterPaws Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Kimberly J - I wish I did too! I'd take some! [​IMG]


    violetandbodie - That's what I am afraid of, Just like potato chips can't have just one! [​IMG]
     
  5. KimberlyJ

    KimberlyJ Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hey I'll throw in some button quail too, oh and even a pair of ring neck doves....make it worth the drive to CT [​IMG]
     
  6. beckt

    beckt Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh yes. That is how I started out. I let them hatch a clutch and the hen was killing the young so she could sit another clutch. So I took the lone survivor out and put it and the male together and he finished raising it. Turned out to be a male named Lucky. lol Do remove the eggs daily.
     
  7. VioletandBodie

    VioletandBodie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    don't remove the eggs it macks them lay more witch is vary bad for the hen, just boil the or let them chill in the freezer
     
  8. PitterPaws

    PitterPaws Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Kimberly J - Oh Boy! Don't tempt me! [​IMG]
     

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