Re: angry zebra finches
Posted by janet on 9/26/05
On 9/26/05, Michael L wrote:
> On 9/26/05, janet wrote:
>> I have recently bought a pair of zebra finches to join the
>> current pair. But it has been 3 days and the 4 of them are
>> still fighting quite badly. please help, I dont know what
>> to do?
>> I thought zebra finches lives in hamony...
> What you are describing is not uncommon with Zebra finches.
> Actually, most finches will display this type of behavior
> when kept together.
> The secret to hamony with finches is to get beyond 6 birds
> a cage. Of course this means having to have a very large
> cage, but when an even number of birds are kept in the same
> cage, especially pairs, aggression is very normal and
> If you introduced the new pair to the existing pairs cage,
> they will defend their space. Also, Zebras by nature, are
> inquisitive little busy bodies. Everything is their
> Four birds is one of the worst scenarios to have with Zebras.
> The chances of them ever getting along is virtually nil.
> And if these are two male/female pairs, the more dominant
> pair or birds will attack the weaker bird/s.
> Also, if and when breeding/nesting takes place (and it will
> with or without a nest) you will find more problems occur.
> Best bet is to have a huge cage is you want to house several
> birds together, or keep each pair in their own, respective
> Michael L
thank you for the advise. I think I will have to give up two
of them. But I like the new female so much and wanting to
keep the old male. Do you think they will forget the current
partners and get together as a pair?