On 2/16/06, Tiffany wrote:
> i just bought a couple of female cordons from a pet shop
> because they didn't look to be in good condition and they
> were obscenely cheap. I've had them for 3 weeks one is
> doing quite well has become very loud and active and is
> looking very sleak. the other was seeming to get better
> till about a week ago when she seemed to "go blind" i had
> a few things in mind for what it could be and i thought
> she would go south quicky but she isn't she is not acting
> sick just blind. i know this is wierd, i keep saying she
> couldn't go blind. can somebody help me figure out what
> this is or what to do? has anyone ever heard of a blind
> finch? is it even possible?
Tiffany, it is most certainly possible for a finch to go
There are a number of reasons and it would probably be
difficult to say for sure what caused it. It might be a
genetic defect, a nutritional deficiency or a health-related
I had a Zebra finch that was born without eyes due to an
inbreeding issue. This bird was a result of a clutch of
birds that I had whose parents were so closely related, but
at the time, I had no idea as I purchased them from what I
know now to be an unscrupulous breeder.
This bird adapted very well and learned to eat and drink
because she learned where her food and water dishes were. I
couldn't change them as this would confuse her. She would
even roost on a higher perch in the flight with the other
She had absolutely no eyes. Just slits in the places where
they should have been.
I do think you can be successful with this new Cordon
providing nothing else is wrong with it. Good luck to you.