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Re: zebra finches: 1 male 2 females

Posted by Michael L on 9/27/05
(4) Comments

    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