Ask Lafeber


September 10, 2019

My new male zebra

My new male zebra finch is not making any sound is this normal


Hi Sandra,

He probably needs time to settle in and get comfortable in his new home. As long as he is eating and drinking and otherwise active, I wouldn’t worry about it. If he is an only bird, then he may not make a lot of sounds because birds vocalize to communicate and attract a mate. He should have a companion if he doesn’t. Another male would probably work out or a female. Do not give them a nest unless you want them to breed. Adult birds do not need a nest to sleep in and should not be given one.

Thank you for asking Lafeber,


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