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Question:

January 15, 2023

Moving my zebra finch nest lower


My zebra finches have three babies. I’m worried that when they fledge they might have a long way down to fall. Would it be ok to slide my nest lower if only touching the outside back of it?


Answer:

Hi,

No, do not move the nest. If you do, the parents will most likely abandon it and the chicks. The chicks will be fine when they fledge. Breeding birds do not like for anything to be changed once they have eggs.

Thank you for asking Lafeber,

Brenda

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