zebra finches not breeding?

Discussion in 'Caged Birds - Finches, Canaries, Cockatiels, Parro' started by spish, Nov 18, 2013.

  1. spish

    spish De Regenboog Kippetjes

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    ive had zebra finches for a year now (16-20) in a large indoor aviary and 2 couples apart in breeding cages and still havent had any little ones born here :( this summer the ladies got broody and sat on eggs but after a few days they left the eggs and just used the nest as a toilet. any idea what we may be doing wrong? i though finches were 'easy' to breed?
     
  2. granny hatchet

    granny hatchet Tastes like chicken Premium Member

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    are you using the closed basket type nest? they like to have way more nests then they need. hidden in the farthest corner you have.and i am assuming you have plenty males? one on one allmost. i used to raise them and i miss them greatly. oh, and light , try some where the sun shines inside the nest or opposite the light you have. full spectrum like for plants is best .
     
  3. kkdd

    kkdd Out Of The Brooder

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    THEY ABANDONED THE BABIES IT HAPPENED TO ME TOO THROW OUT THE EGGS THEY WILL START AGAIN :)
     
  4. BellChell123

    BellChell123 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Were you able to get them to breed?

    Once mine wouldn't for a very long time, so I tried moving it to the very top of the cage, and a few days later, there were eggs in there!
     

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