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Re: Pairing finches

Posted by KC on 6/19/05
(3) Comments

    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 :)