Bird Type: Non Parrot

unfertlized eggs.

Hello, I have 2 Beautiful Zebra finches. My female finch lays eggs but their unfertilized. ISs there a reason why my male Finch is not fertilizing eggs?

finch in food bowl

why does my make finch sleep in the food bowl when i placed a wooden house in the cage. the female died about two months ago.

Gouldian Finch incubate Eggs only during the Day

Saturday 6th August 2022 Dear Sir/Md My Gouldian Finch lay her Final 4th Eggs. I noticed that she only incubate her Eggs during Day Time. At Night she stay away from her 4 Eggs. Will the 4 Eggs be able to Hatch by 12 to 16 Days? Thanks in Advance. Regards, Neoh

Cage size

How large (in inches) should a cage be for 4-6 canaries?

Canary siblings

I have 4 fertile canary eggs waiting to hatch, can I keep all the chicks in the same cage after they fledge? Even if they’re mixed gender? I’ve seen people have 4 or 5 canaries in a large cage. If I did, would the males still fight and hurt each other? Otherwise… I dont understand […]

Zebra finches

I had 2 pairs of healthy zebra finches, i provided them with 1 nest and eco-friendly nest materials, they soon hatched 5 eggs and had 4 babies survived out of it, after some time one out of 4 babies just died and was thrown out, now all the babies were almost adult with feathers but […]


Hello I have a canary who has layed eggs. Now she has stopped but she uses the nest for resting. Can I leave the nest or do I have to remove it? Thank you

Female white finch fighting with new mate

I bought 1 pair zebra finch 1 month ago.male was black breasted yellow beak.both were fought erly when i got them to my house.then they both got well bonding.i put nest including metarial.they spent thir most of time there.only come out for food.then 26 july my male finch died.then the female were very sad for […]

first time having a canary

so basically, it’s my first time having any sort of pet. he’s a male canary, 2-3 years old. i just recently got him from a friend. since the weather was nice outside, i used to have him outside in the shade all day and then at night i would take him into a garage because […]

Indian Myna

Hi I rescued an Indian myna and we have raised it and it for almost 2, 3 years. When we found him his foot had been broken but had healed on its own. There have been no problems until today he started biting his one toe when in his cage. We took him to the […]

Canary free flight

Can I let all of my canaries fly together in one room? I have 1 female, 2 males and a baby which i do not know the sex.

Baby canary

We had a baby canary in its parents’ cage. The baby is flying, and seemed to be eating on its own. Its been 5 weeks. However, the father, and sometimes the mom, would pick on it, plucking feathers or beating it around. It started to lose feathers near its eye and ear. I removed the […]

Canary toys

Does a pair of canaries need toys? I was told that it’s better not since they have each other?

Canary Nest

My canary made a nest and raised a chick in her food bowl. I removed the food and gave her a different bowl for the food. She’s due for her third clutch very soon. How can I encourage her to build the nest in the designated nesting bowl??


Why do dove always spill their food on the ground. Every time

Will the Gouldian finches’ eggs hatch?

I have a pair of Gouldian finches. When I first checked the nest box on Wednesday, June 22, there were 2 eggs. Then when I checked again today, Sunday, June 26, there were 2 more eggs. The cock usually stays in the nest box during daytime. Sometimes the hen also goes inside and out the […]

Cleaning canary cage

How do I clean my canaries’ cages while they are still inside? I dont mean a deep clean, just the weekly thing.

Sudden death of a baby bulbul bird

I found a baby bulbul yesterday evening ,good 15 days old but it was abandoned,surrounded by ants,so i took it in,it was happy and healthy,slept well,active in morning,but suddenly died while napping in afternoon.I have also takken care of 25-30 days old bulbuls(2) a year back and left them in the wild,they are still alive,but […]

Momma canary

My canary has just had a chick hatch and is sitting on it as she should. Ever since then, since she’s spent most of her time on her nest, when she takes a bath, she doesn’t seem to have any feathers on her upper and lower chest. But when she is dry, her feathers completely […]

New Baby Finches

My Zebra Finches just had a litter of 4 eggs, 3 have hatched. this is their first time as parents and they didn’t seem to be helping the chicks like I hoped. The second day I was worried the chicks were dead, so I carefully removed them from the nest to see if I needed […]

Cleaning canary cages

I was told not to let my canaries out anymore by this site… so if I were to clean their cages, how do I do that without letting them out to fly around? I have real trouble getting them into another cage, last time I did that, my canary got pretty stressed. We seem to […]

Removed nest but still laying eggs

Good Morning Brenda, I wanted to give you an update on my finches since taking out their nest. I removed it, put the grate back on the bottom and have pet safe bedding underneath. A very small amount. Just enough to cover the bottom to help with cleaning. The female is now laying eggs on […]

Death of Bulbul bird

We took care of baby Bulbul since Last 40 days.She started plucking her feathers and lost her fur around her head to neck region since last 5 days.Today she suddenly died.Plz suggest any reasons for her sudden death.

How to clean canary cage

I was recently told by this website not to let my canaries out of their cage. If so, how do I clean their cage thoroughly? I am not at all being rude, I want to learn.

Canary Chick

A canary egg just hatched and the mother is still sitting on it, is this okay? I heard that the first couple days, the chick still lives from it’s egg sack. How do I make the egg food for the mother to feed the chick?

Canary free flight

Whenever I clean my canarys’ cages, I let them out for a free flight. But I haven’t been successful getting them back in the cage without causing stress. I catch them under a fly net and guide them back to the cage. I’m afraid I have tried multiple things other than that: food in the […]

Infertile eggs

My canary recently laid four eggs. After 5 days, I candled them, and only one was fertile. Do I remove the infertile eggs?

Dead finch babies

Hi Brenda You have been so helpful. I have one last question (for now😂) So the last 4 eggs don’t look like they hatched on their own. 2 we’re still stuck in the shell but dead and the other 2 were dead and cold out of the shell. It appears to me that they were […]

Baby finches

Hi Brenda I checked the nest like you said. I found 2 dead babies and 4 eggs left. I did as you said and removed the extra nesting material. It was my fault for giving them so much. I thought they needed it. I left the 4 eggs just in case they hatch but I’m […]

Baby finches

Hi Brenda Thank you for the quick response. Yes I am feeding egg, seed, greens and some pellet food. I got everything I could fine. I’m going to check the nest now to see what’s going on. Also, their nest is open at the top but very deep so when they’re inside you can’t really […]

Baby zebra finch babies

Hello, I recently acquired a pair of zebra finches. They laid 5 eggs and I believe all have hatched. I saw them only once because I held my phone over the nest(without touching) and took a photo. It’s been a few days now and every day they build the nest up more so you cannot […]

My bird isn’t pooping

Hey I was wondering why my bird isn’t not pooping. I’ve had many birds but have never had this issue. I found this little guy in the cold with a splayed leg so I took him and his beeb eating and doing great but just won’t poop


Hi. I have 3 chicks in my zebra finch nest. Two of them are 20 days old and one is 18. So they will come out from the nest soon. My question is what type of soft foods should I give them when the chicks come out? And should I remove the nest box after […]

Zebra finch

Hi. I have a pair of zebra finches. They 3 chicks. The first one came out today.I noticed that the male bird was plucking feathers of the female bird. Then I gave him a lot of nesting material. But now I noticed that the male bird is also pluking feathers of the chick that came […]

New bigger cage

I have got a bigger cage for my 8 finches but two pairs just hatched babies they are a day old when will it be best to transfer them all to there new cage

Advice needed please regarding canary breeding….

Hi, I am a first time breeder. I have encountered a problem…. One pair has had a clutch of 5 eggs and 3 eggs were successful and have hatched and now the babies have recently left the nest. The problem that I have is that the adult female has had a further clutch of eggs….3 […]

Budgies and doves

Hi there can I put dove eggs in my male budgies nest will he lay on them just to let them hatch ? If not what can I do to let the dove eggs hatch

What’s wrong with my dove

My beautiful dove was fine yesterday. But today won’t eat and is very puffed up. He’s drinking a little . He looks at his food . Tries a couple of seeds and just gives up. He’s very lethargic and not flying much although his flight is still home. He threw up some seed earlier. His […]

Male zebra finches ‘mating’ behaviour?

We have two pet male zebra finches, brothers. They are about 18 months old. We have recently noticed a change in behaviour. They seem to be trying to ‘mount’ each other, they are also taking feathers and bits of tissue etc to a new place on a shelf and seem to be ‘nesting’? Is this […]

Society finches

I have a male and a female I woke up this morning and they were both dead in the nest with 3 eggs I don’t understand why they were fine yesterday morning when I clean their cage

Finches in nest

Hi I have 2 zebra finches and they just recently hatched baby finches . Every so often they stay out of the nest. It’s my very first time having baby finches , and I’m not sure what I should give them and how to care for them

dead baby finch still in nest

Hi there , There is a dead baby finch in the nest still with 3 healthy babies. Can i remove the dead chick? What normally causes them to die like this, it looks like it was squashed.

Zebra Finch 2mails

My birds always sleep together,recent they have parted, now one keeps lying in the food bowl for periods of time & always apart what is wrong or what can I do

Zebra finch babies

My zebra finch chicks are 14 days old and the parents are not sleeping with them tonight . They are in another basket next to their babies .? Will the babies be ok ? Or do they need their parents sleeping with them still ?


My male finch will not let the female sleep in the nest. She tries to get into the nest but he chases her around the cage, then flies back to the nest. Then it starts again. The daytime is good no chasing. They seem to get along only at night. She cries out until she […]

Ringed neck dove

Is it safe to keep the cage outdoors with a wind protection year round? I live in Central Texas. When should I bring the cage indoors? Should I cover the cage at night?

Lost Bird

I just acquired two White ring neck Doves. I was really enjoying them My female White Ringed Neck Dove flew out of her cage when I was feeding them. I have a male as well. She came back an hour later and I tried to catch her, but she flew away. I played cooing sounds […]

Zebra finch whimpering

From the past week or two, 1 of my zebra finches is just at times making these whimpering sounds, chattering its beak fast and silently. At this time, it also moves slowly and acts like its wierdly in a sort of slow motion. Past few days its been doing this more than usual. There are […]

Nesting isdue

My finches are sitting outer side of nest rather than inside of the nest. What should be the reasons ?

Sparrow bird

My bird is behaving weird she is sparrow and 13 days old and she is not pooping at all her butt area is hardening than before she is behaving weird lately what should i do

Zebra finches

Hi I’m looking to get a bigger cage for my finches found one but a review said her finches were able to escape the cage bar spacing is 1.5cm is that to big should I just stick to cages that are 1cm bar spacing please

New Zebra finches

How soon should I put a nest into their cahge. They have been mating on the first day I brought them home yesyerday. I don’t want put a nest to soon for them. So when should I give one ?

My doves had two babies

My doves started a beautiful family. Three questions: 1) when i remove the babies; at an appropriate age, will the parents get depressed? 2) if the siblings are opposite genders will they mate together? 3) If I keep one will the father try to mate with it if it’s a female?

Mystery Disease

Hello, I am a passionate animal lover and bird enthusiast, I have 6 birds of my own, including a dutch blue peach-faced lovebird, pineapple green cheek conure, 3 society finches (1 is special needs), and a spice finch. 2 of my society finches as well as my spice finch all live together in a very […]

White finch sitting alone

I have 4 finches one finch sitting alone during night time. And all three sitting together in the pot. Day time also the one is not mingling with the others. It looks so lonely. Please suggest what to do

Help needed

I have two pairs of zebra finches, I have introduced nesting boxes to their aviary and they seem to like sleeping in their food dish instead of using the nesting boxes, is their a way to encourage them to use their nesting boxes as I have notice them now laying eggs in their separate food […]

Baby zebra finches

There is hardly no nesting material in the nest with 3 new babies in them. I’m scared that the babies will get hurt due to the holes in the nest. What should I do?

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