Zebra Finch

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Jimbob :
Hi all
We had 2 male zebra finches for a few months, and yesterday the worst happened.
I was hoovering up the living room while my g/f was cleaning the birds cage out, now i had the window open because i was hot and she was in the kitchen with the birds, the two are connected by a hatch which was open.

Yep, you guessed it, one of the birds managed to get out of the cage, flew straight for the window and was gone! We were gutted obviously.

Now, i was wondering if the escaped bird will be able to survive in the wild, it's pretty cold here in the UK at the moment. A few peopl say it might find some wild finches in the wild, could this happen?

We are also going to get another finch today for the one left, he looks so sad. Any tips on how to clean a cage out safely?
AHA

Jimbob
aka Rick
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Chu Mai Fat:
[nq:1]Hi all I was hoovering up the living room while my g/f was cleaning the birds cage out, now i ... finch today for the one left, he looks so sad. Any tips on how to clean a cage out safely?[/nq]
Let's review the circumstances of this great escape. There's an open cage in the kitchen, an open hatch from the kitchen leading to the living room and an open window in the living room leading to the great outdoors. Have I got that right?
Hmmm..I feel there must be simple solution to this, that there is some basic tip that I could pass on, but unfortunately, like you, I'm stymied.

I was going to suggest that next time you clean the cage you should close the living room door, but when I re-read your post I realised that the living room door wasn't open, so obviously that's no help.

I am unable to think of anything you could have possibly done differently to prevent the escape of your finch.
(I bet when some wiser poster offers a solution, we're both going to smack our foreheads and say "D'oh!", or "How silly of me, why didn't I think of that?" or "Gee, it was staring me right in the face".)

Anyway, back to your other question. The people who told you that your zebra finch might find other wild finches are trying to cheer you up and make you feel better; to help you overcome the guilt you obviously carry for condemning that zebra finch to a cold, hungry, lonely death. Whilst it appears that they are being charitable, they are probably laughing at you behind your back, so my advice would be to take no notice of them.
Also, try to stop feeling guilty, this whole saga is your girlfriend's fault. If she had been doing her job, namely the hoovering, none of this would have happened.
With kind regards
Chu
PS: Just off topic for a moment, would I be correct in assuming that you are not the same Jimbob who recently appeared on Mastermind?
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Jimbob :
Chu Mai Fat managed to write this before finishing his bottle of whisky:
[nq:1]Let's review the circumstances of this great escape. There's an open cage in the kitchen[/nq]
No, a cage with my g/f doing her best to clean it while they are in it, and one slipped past her hand.
[nq:1]an open hatch from the kitchen leading to the living room and an open window in the living room leading to the great outdoors. Have I got that right?[/nq]
Yes, the hatch has no doors, so is always open
[nq:1]Hmmm..I feel there must be simple solution to this, that there is some basic tip that I could pass on, but unfortunately, like you, I'm stymied.[/nq]
Ok
[nq:1]I was going to suggest that next time you clean the cage you should close the living room door, but when I re-read your post I realised that the living room door wasn't open, so obviously that's no help.[/nq]
Yes, the door was open, as there is no door
[nq:1]I am unable to think of anything you could have possibly done differently to prevent the escape of your finch.[/nq]
Me either
[nq:1](I bet when some wiser poster offers a solution, we're both going to smack our foreheads and say "D'oh!", or "How silly of me, why didn't I think of that?" or "Gee, it was staring me right in the face".)[/nq]
Thats what i'm hoping.
[nq:1]Anyway, back to your other question. The people who told you that your zebra finch might find other wild finches ... to help you overcome the guilt you obviously carry for condemning that zebra finch to a cold, hungry, lonely death.[/nq]
Well, i'd rather let my g/f think this than be so cold as you, hows your mother?
[nq:1]Whilst it appears that they are being charitable, they are probably laughing at you behind your back, so my advice would be to take no notice of them.[/nq]
Thats nice of her dad.
[nq:1]Also, try to stop feeling guilty, this whole saga is your girlfriend's fault. If she had been doing her job, namely the hoovering, none of this would have happened.[/nq]
Slightly true, although i *do* like to clean, try it sometime?
[nq:1]PS: Just off topic for a moment, would I be correct in assuming that you are not the same Jimbob who recently appeared on Mastermind?[/nq]
Did he win? if so then yes, if not then no.
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