If the male and female have weaned their youngsters, seperate
them. This is because the female gets agressive towards the
male (it is all a mating behavior) and their internal clocks
need to be re-synced. This can be done by removing them from
the sunlight, and placing them in seperate compartments/cages
so they cannot physicly interact.
Allow the feathers the male lost to grow back, and by that
time they should be a bit easier on each other. This is
nothing to worry about yet, but you might want to seperate
them soon before one hurts the other. It is common, after the
young are weaned, that the parents do this.
On 12/06/05, Kristen wrote:
> I have 1 male, and 1 female zebra finch. Recently, the
> female had laid about 7 eggs, and only 2 of them survived.
> Well, i've noticed that they keep picking each others
> feathers, and eating them....? Can somebody please tell me
> if this is normal...the female has been picking so many of
> the males feathers that, the male has bald spots now.
> Please help!!