I have just joined the forum.
I had 2 society finches...a male and a female and ive had them for 2 and a half yrs. My female, Jazz, was very puffed up last night trying to lay a egg, which has always been quite normal with her...however her breathing was very fast and short and i was worried something was wrong so i put their cage next to my bed and watched her until i fell asleep around 1.30am this morning. I woke up at 5 to find she had died!! i was so shocked, and feel awful, like i could have done something. i picked her up to see a lump underneath which i know is the egg which was stuck. i just dont understand what else i could have done really to stop that happening...i gave her cuttlefish and even gave her a boiled egg shell to eat last week but she wouldnt touch it. can anyone tell me if there is anything else you can do to have prevented this? i just have rocky now who is alone...i played a video on my phone of them from last yr and she is cheeping and he went crazy and was cheeping and singing so loud..i feel bad for him. im going to get him another friend this afternoon. any advice would be much appreciated.
heartbroken bird lover