Odd number of finches....should I even it out

Discussion in 'Caged Birds - Finches, Canaries, Cockatiels, Parro' started by arcs, Feb 15, 2015.

  1. arcs

    arcs New Egg

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    I got two zebra finches about 8 month ago, and they had 3 babies. Two of the babies have paired up leaving the third without a partner. Is it advisable to introduce an outside finch into the group, so that she may have a partner?

    I am planning on finding the newest pair a new home, as there has been some fighting recently amongst the babies and amongst the babies and the parents. Thanks for your help!
     
  2. PirocaKeeper

    PirocaKeeper Chillin' With My Peeps

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    No. You can have odd number of finches. What you need to do is have an extra nest, so that the odd one also have a place to be safe in. If you are letting the pair you will keep hatch again, you may end up with another extra and that may solve your dilemma. I had finches many of them, many years ago and I never worried about the pairs being in even numbers. Actually the more they are, the less of a dilemma it is.
     
  3. Tony K T

    Tony K T Overrun With Chickens

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    You also may want another bloodline so your not breeding brother to sister.If you have 2 unrelated pairs then you could take a male from 1 pen and add it to a hen from the other and that will give you unrelated birds.And that will give you a 3rd bloodline.
    In N.H.,Tony.
     

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