Thanks for the advice. They are zebra finches. I just
randomly paired everyone off. They all seem to be doing
fine. I feel bad that they may miss their old partner. Maybe
I will do what you say. But it still seems pretty difficult
to tell who is singing for whom. If I had a large enough
cage, I'd just let everyone stay together. I guess that is
another option. Thanks again.
On 6/19/05, Kitty.J wrote:
> On 6/19/05, KC wrote:
>> I just got a flock of 12 finches. There are 6 males, 6
>> females. They were sold to me in one cage for one price.
>> My question is how do I separate them into pairs. I
>> watched them for several hours and there doesn't seem to
>> be any bonded pairs. They pretty get along with
>> everyone. Can I just pair whichever ones I like? Or are
>> finches picky and stay as a pair for life? Thanks for
>> your advice.
> Well it matters whattype of finches your talking about. :)
> I think finches stay paired for life unless they were paired
> offly young and as they mature they lose their "puppy love"
> and actually fall in love. But i so far have witnessed my
> birds pair for life, even if a male sings to another female,
> he will still guard and prtect his mate, even though his
> mate will seem jealous (feathes and how she acts will give
> the clue) and well i would palce all female with females and
> males with males, then place the cages side-by-side and wait
> till they start calling eachother and voila, you will tell
> who likes who :)