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    baby zebra finches

    well my one pair laid eggs and now they have three babies. the one hatched Jan 3 and the other two hatched today. there's only one more egg in there now. I will post pictures when they get older because I do not want to disturb the parents.

    they have seed/pellets cuddle bone and budgie nutria berries.

    after what happend with my budgie eggs I am so happy to have baby zebra finches. heres a picture of the parents.

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    Re: baby zebra finches

    Congrats!

    Pics of the babies?

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    Re: baby zebra finches

    Parents are pretty Congratulations!

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    Re: baby zebra finches

    The parents are gorgeous .

    Can't wait to see the baby pictures .

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    Re: baby zebra finches

    ya its very hard to get a picture of the babies. as the parents are small and they have a little nest to. compared to lovebirds its hard to get a clear picture. and Zebra finches are very nerves birds they flutter around when I change the food and water. I would not want to upset them but in about a week I should be able to get some pictures.

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    Re: baby zebra finches

    congrats. it is funt o have baby zebras. mine are wanting to nest again but i will not let them. dont forget to give veggies. they need all the good stuff they can get
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    Re: baby zebra finches

    all 4 are here the 4th one hatched today. I got a picture but all you can see is a big ball of fluff theres 4 in there.


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    Re: baby zebra finches

    very cute. i miss having the babies. interesting to use newspaper. i used tissue in mine. i just hung a few tissues from the top of the cage and they shredded it to pu in their nest. who would have thought that finches could shred. but they can
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    Re: baby zebra finches

    Quote Originally Posted by javi View Post
    very cute. i miss having the babies. interesting to use newspaper. i used tissue in mine. i just hung a few tissues from the top of the cage and they shredded it to pu in their nest. who would have thought that finches could shred. but they can
    have a paper shredder and I shred the paper into strips. I also buy cocanut fibers that I buy on ebay. some of the news paper is from the bottom of the cage. I never thought of tissues I could use that to and paper towels too.

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    Re: baby zebra finches

    Aww, that's cute. If you didn't tell me there's 4, I wouldn't have thought there's 4.

    Keep us posted .

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    Re: baby zebra finches

    ya can tell how many there are when they are being fed. just count the beaks
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    Re: baby zebra finches

    If you use tissue, just make sure it's the kind that's unscented with no lotion Newspaper can bleed and the ink can be ingested. Could you just shred some standard printer paper for them possible?

    Cute little fluff pic!

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    i stay away from scented anything. i like the tissue over the unprinted paper since it is softer
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    Re: baby zebra finches

    Quote Originally Posted by McDenny View Post
    If you use tissue, just make sure it's the kind that's unscented with no lotion Newspaper can bleed and the ink can be ingested. Could you just shred some standard printer paper for them possible?

    Cute little fluff pic!
    well I use yesterdays news for my lovebirds. its a littler you can buy it comes in pellets. I could put that on the bottom of the cage instead of news paper. oh and thanks for letting me know about newspaper


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    newspaper is safe for the bottom of teh cage. just wouldnt use it in a nest
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    Quote Originally Posted by javi View Post
    newspaper is safe for the bottom of teh cage. just wouldnt use it in a nest
    ok they must have taken the paper from the bottom of there cage and put it in there nest. because i only gave them the shreaded plan paper to nest with.

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    Quote Originally Posted by denisesfeathers View Post
    well I use yesterdays news for my lovebirds. its a littler you can buy it comes in pellets. I could put that on the bottom of the cage instead of news paper. oh and thanks for letting me know about newspaper

    I wouldn't use this stuff - it can trap bacteria and it's too hard to see droppings to monitor health.

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    Re: baby zebra finches

    You also can't be sure that the newspaper used is made with safe ink, and sometimes other things end up in it too (like plastic or rubber).

    Plus, it's not exactly cost effective...

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    I will just buy a cage with a grate at the bottom i was looking at some the other day on ebay. that way i can put news paper on the bottom.

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    Re: baby zebra finches

    heres another picture of the babies they look like there smiling


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    Re: baby zebra finches

    Awww their soo cute!! I love baby finches. I used to have a pair that had babies way back when I first moved out on my own. I really didn't know what I was doing!
    Congrats and keep the pics coming

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    Re: baby zebra finches

    congrats. they grow real fast.
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    Re: baby zebra finches

    one of the baby's fell out of the nest so I am hand feeding it now it is doing very well. I researched on handfeeding zebra finches. and asked a person who had done it before. the other three are still with mom and dad and are doing well.

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    Re: baby zebra finches

    did ya try puttinghim back in the nest to see if the parents would still feed them. zebras are pretty forgiving
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    Re: baby zebra finches

    Quick question a little bit of topic...

    I was planning to get some Zebra Finches but I was wondering if they make alot of noise or are they quiet??

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