Regarding my Zebra Finch
Please help me with my Zebra Finch. I am in India and had bought a pair of Zebra finch of around 2 months old. The finch started laying eggs in next two months but on cage’s floor not in the wooden nest attached to their cage. Due to this eggs broke and didn’t hatch. I picked the intact ones and put it in the nesting box but the finch did not hatch them also.
Now I have again brought a new pair of some 2 months old finches. This time I want to start it right, if the fault is in my end. Kindly suggest me your inputs. Though I have following concerns.
1. If the finch hasn’t seen any bird hatching, would it still be able to hatch or not?
2. How my finch would know that the breeding box is for her use to keep and hatch her eggs?
3. Do you suggest me keep the nesting box installed in the cage or introduce it only when the pair matures and ready for egg laying.
4. Is there any specific food that I could utilize to treat my finch, which is favorite of finches.
Rest anything that you could suggest me for a happy rearing of my finches, I would sincerely appreciate.
Thanks in advance