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Re: Baby zebras missing feathers

Posted by Betsy on 3/07/07
(3) Comments

    On 11/03/06, Nancy wrote:
    > We have some 3-week old baby zebra finches that have no
    > feathers on their necks or backs. We have had MANY, MANY
    > babies and don't remember seeing this on any of the others.
    > Is there something wrong with them?
    > Thanks,
    > Nancy

    Its probably the adult males that are doing it. The males
    will pull out the feathers of the babies to make more nesting
    material. I have 40 something finches in my aviary and I have
    seen the males pick on the babies. I put in more nesting
    material and this helps a little.