I have four lovely Zebra Finches, I have done the best I can to accommodate them from their housing to their nesting, I have done a fair bit of research on the birds, and I keep hearing everywhere that they are hardy breeders, and would breed all year round if you let them!
Hmmm..are mine on holiday? lol
Would appreciate any advice as to what maybe I am doing wrong..why are my birds not breeding? I have had one pair around six months now, and the other pair for a few weeks.
TIA.
You've probably already covered all these bases but, just in case (and assuming they were accurately sexed and are properly fed the necessary nutrients); if:
1. they're in one large cage you might try to break them into a couple ofcaged pairs and you probably should allow about 100 sq. in. per bird.
2. you're using one male per cage, put another male in each cage (but don'tadd females).

3. they don't build nests and they don't have dry grass in the cage then getsome for them to use.

4. they already had red beaks when you got them then get rid of them and geta different pair with black and/or pinkish beaks; otherwise, they may just be someone's old culls.

5. you are feeding vitamin and mineral supplement already then switch brandsand increase the amount along with some greens.

6. you have an old nest cup or box, change to a different container; box orlarge can.

7. your room or area where they are kept is a bit dark, then, try givingthem lamp light and/or lots of sun light totaling about 14 hours each day.

Actually, I'm stumped about "barren" finches but I hope this posting will help in some way. oeb
You've probably already covered all these bases but, just in case (and assuming they were accurately sexed and are properly ... hours each day. Actually, I'm stumped about "barren" finches but I hope this posting will help in some way. oeb

Well! thank you! many of that I have covered, but the light thing..that needs looking at, never noticed the beak colours before, I use hay for there nesting..they seem to like it, use it ..giving them suppliments, and a few greens, lots of calcuim on offer..got a proper breeding box, will seperate them in pears tonight..
Appreciate the feedback Jusme thanks.
Despina.
4. they already had red beaks when you got them then get rid of them andget a different pair with black and/or pinkish beaks; otherwise, they may just be someone's old culls.

And then she'll have to wait until they mature before they can succesfully breed.

Marco
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Ditto.
When they mature it will seem like all they know what to do it rock and roll.
Hello,
Maybe they need a little boost of fertility. Check out this site, www.avianmedicinechest.com. They have a fertility enhancer that will work, it did for my finches.
Good Luck,
Nancy
Hello, Maybe they need a little boost of fertility. Check out this site, www.avianmedicinechest.com. They have a fertility enhancer that will work, it did for my finches.

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Gloria