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Question:

November 16, 2021

Fledglings


My pair of finches hatched two eggs, babies left nest on their own, yet unable to fly. Parents still continued to feed their babies but both died.


Answer:

Hi Nancy,

I’m sorry to hear about the chicks. There is no way to know for sure what happened without having a Vet do a necropsy. Maybe they got too chilled, or the parents didn’t feed them enough or any of a number of things. Take the nest away to rest the parents for a few months, and maybe they will have better results next time.

Thank you for asking Lafeber.

Brenda

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