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Finch isn't using his feet

Ik I should've taken him to the vet ages ago but my parents won't and Im a minor with no money. So this is about my male finch as you may know he's had balancing issues so I gave him vitamin b which made him look better but whenever he falls to the floor (which happens daily) he dosnt use his feet to get up but uses his wings to shuffle around and then flies off, he has trouble perching. I'm 99% sure he dosnt have bumble foot. I'm going to try heating him up as he may have a cold?? What else should I do?

9 Comments
2024/04/15
17:56 UTC

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Blind baby finch situation

So to start, my zebra finch pair has 6 babies and one of them is blind. Since its blind it can't eat nor drink and depends on its parents to feed them, but I'm super worried and I don't know what to do when it grows older and the parents stop giving him food. Im super stressed out because i dont know what to do, and i wouldnt even be able to take fully care of it because i wouldnt be home for most of the day. I don't think the vet can help with much so that's why I'm asking for help/advice please. thank you.

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2024/04/14
22:11 UTC

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How many zebra finches could fit in a cage with these dimensions?

I've found a cage with seemingly nice bar spacing, it's 118 cm long, 60 cm deep and 75 cm tall. How many birds can live in this cage happily?

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2024/04/14
16:43 UTC

2 Comments
2024/04/13
15:53 UTC

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Taming/Interacting with a baby zebra finch

Hello, i have an egg that should be hatched anytime soon. The parents are present and are doing normal zebra finch stuff, taking turns sitting on the egg. There are multiple eggs but only one seems to be viable under light, already having blood vessels developed in the egg. The parent finches are not hand tamed, but are relatively comfortable with my presence. I would like to ask if it would be possible for me to hand tame the baby bird without separating it from the parents. Thanks in advance

3 Comments
2024/04/13
12:15 UTC

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Gender pls? thankyou

6 Comments
2024/04/12
10:15 UTC

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Will house finches rebuild their nest?

In 2022, house finches made a nest under the awning of my porch. Eggs, chicks, fledglings. It was amazing. The same thing happened last year, except there were two nests! Eggs, chicks, fledglings.

So they came back this year, and have spent the last few days making a nest in the same spot. I have watched them courting, breeding and working on this beautiful nest. Well, about an hour ago, a fat male sparrow came and half tore it down. The finches are flying around, but the sparrow keeps coming back. I'm so sad. Will they try to rebuild their nest? I was so looking forward to eggs, chicks and fledglings!

0 Comments
2024/04/11
22:57 UTC

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Eclipse growing his first feathers

He fully recovered from his toe amputation to remove the tumor

1 Comment
2024/04/11
19:16 UTC

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Found one of my females with what i think was a cloacal prolapse. Im devestated, when i was giving them their food in the morning she was bouncing around and eating as usual. Ace had became her mate and he stayed by her side the whole time too. Feels like it happened really quick 😔

9 Comments
2024/04/11
18:24 UTC

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Lighting for Birds?! The Bird Brains Podcast EP13

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2024/04/11
15:56 UTC

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People obviously don’t appreciate top tier humor

2 Comments
2024/04/11
11:49 UTC

12

Should I get more finches?

They are a male society and female zebra. I gave them together and they get along very well! I'm just wondering if they need friends?

5 Comments
2024/04/10
16:23 UTC

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My Java finch

I just recently got her, and I noticed whenever I hold her, she puffs up sometimes The pet store told me it means she’s comfortable, but the internet tells me otherwise. What does it mean? The puff is accompanied with chirps sometimes too.

5 Comments
2024/04/09
23:30 UTC

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Need advice for pet store finch situation

Posting this under a fresh account as I don't necessarily want this linked to my main one for privacy reasons. There is a pet store I live near that I tend to buy my bird food and some of my birds necessities from. Really reconsidering continuing to buy from them though because of what I saw today, one of their birds (I think it was a saffron finch but I am not actually positive on this), was in pretty gnarly condition. He had a bad scissors beak, his tail and one of his wings looked messed up and the feathers were bent up, and his legs and feet were grey, scaly and sort of puffy(?).

Is there anything that I can reasonably do for this guy? I have my own group of finches and worry that if I were to take him home that he might spread something to my current birds. I've also heard that saffron's can be aggressive (I've never owned a saffron finch before so I have no idea how true this is), and feel hesitant about the idea of him being around my other birds because of this. This whole thing leaves a kind of sour taste in my mouth cause of the condition he's in and I really wanna help the poor bird if there's some way I can without risking the health of my own. I also do not wanna pay any substantial amount of money for him as I don't feel right supporting this pet store anymore and that's part of what's holding me back.

9 Comments
2024/04/09
22:34 UTC

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Parents not letting babies fledge?

I have first time parents that are raising a clutch of 5. The nestlings are 22 or so days old and trying to fledge but parents are preventing them from leaving the nest. Anyone dealt with this? Anything I should do?

3 Comments
2024/04/09
21:04 UTC

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How much diameter should the perches have to fit zebra finches legs?

2 Comments
2024/04/09
15:32 UTC

10

Another wobbly finch update!!!

He's getting better I've been giving him vitamin b for 4 days now he's still a but unbalanced but he is getting more balanced and is starting to fly around more.

2 Comments
2024/04/09
14:55 UTC

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Egg Laying

I have recently paired a female finch who lost her mate(😢) with a new finch. We hoped that it would be a female, but as the feathers are coming in it’s clear we have a new male finch.

Our finches have always laid eggs, but was never an issue as they were both females. Now it’s safe to assume we’ll have eggs that could hatch!

What’s the best practice here to avoid them having a clutch that hatches? So far we have simply taken the eggs out of the nest, but that does seem to distress them a bit.

All advice is welcome. Thank you!!

2 Comments
2024/04/08
17:26 UTC

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My finches shit in their food, how do I stop them?

I got two finches, they have where to sit yet they choose to sit on the food thing with their ASS right on top of the opening so when they shit they shit in the food.

Like what do I do? I can't just let their shit there nor waste money on new seeds every time because SOME finches choose to have their toilet in the kitchen.

I had a very serious talk with them, but I don't think they want to listen to me because I got them like 3 days ago. I told them nicely NOT TO shit there yet they that right in front of me into the food. No respect from this newer generation.

Seriously, how to I make these little fuckers stop?

37 Comments
2024/04/08
15:57 UTC

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What should I do?

So to start, my zebra finch pair has 6 fledglings and one of them really looks like it could be blind.

My suspicions grew when the mama bird went to feed them and i saw that it was facing the wrong way and only rising his head above himself and turning around to the noise as if it was trying to find his mom. He only has "begged" for food if he hears his siblings "begging" too. I also think he grooms/scratches himself a little too much, which had caused him to bleed a little. I know there's a possibility of him not being blind but this isn't my first time having a blind bird though . I used to have a baby zebra finch with the same problem only that he had a neck problem which caused its head to keep moving to their left side. Unfortunately it died from malnourishment after a few weeks. Even though the baby is still getting fed I'm worried about what I'll do when it becomes older since I won't be in the house to supervise him for most of the day.

I dont think the vet can help with much so thats why im asking for help/advice.

0 Comments
2024/04/07
21:27 UTC

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🤍🤎🖤

1 Comment
2024/04/07
16:17 UTC

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Sick Finch

Recently went to my family member's house and their five year old finch looks terrible. He has balance problems and falls down off his perch. He is very unsteady. He will lie on the floor of his cage and shake at times. I wanted to do something for him, but I don't even know what is happening to him. She said that she is taking him to the vet Monday. He has been like this for a week. I'm afraid he won't make it until then. Could it be a stroke? Or seizures that he is experiencing? Please help 💔

1 Comment
2024/04/07
12:56 UTC

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He's so happy today

Just a small snippet of Riceball enjoying life in the massive olive tree I got for all of them. Being especially chatty today.

2 Comments
2024/04/07
11:42 UTC

4

Nesting Material for Finches!

0 Comments
2024/04/07
00:33 UTC

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Question about finch food

I`m planning to get society finches and wanted to ask about purchasable finch seed mixes. There are lot of brands with various prices, but mostly the same contents. Does it matter much if there are added minerals, oister shells, peaces of fruit or vegetable or other ingredients like chamomile? Should I rotate different brand foods or just stick with one with most ingredients? Finches will receive fresh stuff too, but grains are their main diet therefore this question.

2 Comments
2024/04/06
18:50 UTC

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New feathered buddies

One kitlitz pair (ino male) and one SPLENDID(but potentially old) seagreen pied RTPF

In quarantine cage for 2 weeks today,everything is fine, but will be for an other 2 weeks just in case

I think the RTPF will go in the same inside aviary as my two handfed RTPF when I’ll make room inside it, and the two Kitlitz will stay in this cage

Both female miss their tail feather, when I bough them almost all male and female were mixed together they just arrived at the wholesaler, so they didn’t have the time to properly separate them

Anyway it will grow back fast I hope !

(Fun fact, my pair of RTPF its the male that is missing feather tail, it’s almost always the other way around hahaha, guess his wife was the horny one 🤣)

1 Comment
2024/04/06
16:12 UTC

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