Re: zebra finches: 1 male 2 females/Michael
Posted by Dave on 9/27/05
On 9/27/05, Dave wrote:
> On 9/27/05, Michael L wrote:
>> On 9/27/05, janet wrote:
>>> Is it a totally wrong idea to keep 1 male zebra finch and
>>> 2 females in one cage. I dont mind if a pair of them might
>>> lay eggs, but what about the other female? Will the odd
>>> one out be bullied?
>> Three finches is not a good idea. Two birds work best when
>> dealing in small numbers.
>> When the two that pair up go to nest, the third bird will be
>> odd man out, if this doesn't happen even before.
>> Since it sounds as if you're wanting to keep the extra hen,
>> is there not a possibility that you can just have two cages
>> with each cage housing a pair?
>> Michael L
> Also another idea.. Finches are communal. If it's possible,
> try to get 2 or 3 more finches. Put 2 nests in. Usually, in a
> large pet store where the finches are housed, you'll see many
> different species in one large cage. Most of the time, there's
> a few nests there and the same species always wind up with each
> other. Each species isn't aggressive with another species.
> Zebras are about the most inexpensive finches to purchase so
> you might want to get a few more of those. It's quite a sight
> seeing them constantly going in and out of the nests and also
> flying around. Usually one finch chooses another and because
> there's other finches there, that pair doesn't get interfered
> with.---Just a thought.Good luck------Dave
Sorry Michael. Didn't realize that you already suggested this