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Financing -- Loans: Loan against a Euro MTN, international banks, stock broker
international banks, stock broker, brokerages: You will more than likely have a difficult time finding a broker that can help you secure financing secured by a mid term note given the international regulations, laws, etc. as well as the complicated nature of the transaction. More than likely, you will...

Financing -- Loans: Loan, loan requests, generation service
loan requests, generation service, loan broker: David: I know a very nice and resourceful lady at Tarheel Mortgage Corporation. She is a loan broker. Her name is Jeanann Agiovlassitis. Her phone number is 1-866-256-9160, Ext. 261 Give her a call. I already talk to her about your problem. She told...

Financing -- Loans: Loans and grants for start up business for the credit challenged, sba website, entrepreneurial development
sba website, entrepreneurial development, start up business: Dear Brandy: I am afraid that commercial loan is not for you. Even do not try. On the other thought... Open corporation. Take a partner with good credit. Give him 81% ownership. And apply for a loan. Owners with less than 20% ownership do not need to...

Financing -- Loans: Loans secured against a Jointly Owned Property - UK, limited company, two friends
limited company, two friends, signature: MR. Wise; it makes no sense to me that any one on earth who owns real estate WITH one or more parties would not be required by the lender to ALSO be on the note/mortgage. are you saying one of two owners of a property was able to encumber the property...

Financing -- Loans: Loans, web company, arm rates
web company, arm rates, mortgage brokers: pgordon; there is/are no specific top ten BECAUSE each specializes in dif categories of home loans; some give excellent service, others offer slightly better fixed rates, other slightly beter ARM rates, others conversion choices, others speed to...

Financing -- Loans: Low interest rate offer on Credit Card, balance transfer promotion, caculater
balance transfer promotion, caculater, transfer balance: $9800.00 at 1.99% paying $200.00 a month..... i do not have the banking or sci calculator. Neither is needed. This is simple math unless u want to calculate exactly, amortized debt--which I cannot do from memory. for the simple method; 2% of 9800=...

Financing -- Loans: Lowering monthly mortgage payment, mortgage lenders, purchase mortgage
mortgage lenders, purchase mortgage, mortgage amount: Dear JC, To assist you with your situation, I will need a lot more information. First, what state are you in? (Different mortgage lenders are licensed in different states and have different programs) What is your situation? Purchase price of home...

Financing -- Loans: Lowering monthly mortgage payments, variable interest rate, interest rate cycle
variable interest rate, interest rate cycle, arm adjustable rate mortgage: Dear JC, OK, a general answer to how to lower your monthly payments... Basically talk to a mortgage lender. You will not get specific suggestions on how you can lower your monthly payments until someone has specific information with respect to your...

Financing -- Loans: Lump Sum Pension, devil s advocate, pension distribution
devil s advocate, pension distribution, fishing resort: There is nothing stopping you from using your lump sum for the purchase of the resort. As to whether that would be a smart financial decision... It really depends on many factors. Most advisors would say no, unless you also have at least a couple years...

Financing -- Loans: How do we get out of a land contract?, financial reason, land contract
financial reason, land contract, contract holder: You really need to speak to an attorney. However, you might first talk to the land contract holder and ask him to take back the property. I assume that you have already considered reselling the property or selling it to someone to take over payments?...

Financing -- Loans: land contract, homework question, anum
homework question, anum, land contract: This sounds an awful lot like a homework question and the terms of the contract are not normal financing; however, I ll answer it. The first four years of the contract you would have amortized almost $5300 off of the debt. That leaves you with about $8700...

Financing -- Loans: land purchase, loan terms, ltv
loan terms, ltv, play one: Most banks, though not all banks, will do a 50% LTV lot loan. Terms, rates and amortization periods vary, by bank. Talk to many and play one off the other. If you can t find one, let me know and I will arrange for you to talk to one that will...

Financing -- Loans: line of credit, standby letter of credit, loan officers
standby letter of credit, loan officers, letter of credit: This is a possibility and usually depends upon the lender. Different banks and different loan officers are willing to do different kinds of things. However, securing a note with a standby l/c is a fairly common practice and is considered acceptable by some...

Financing -- Loans: loan advice, student loan program, international student loan
student loan program, international student loan, world renouned: roxanne; getting into any college is a breeze IF you are willing to start off at a community college and transfer in to your desired college as a jr. WHY not attend Phoenix area s colleges and if you get far enough, attend its world renouned graduate...

Financing -- Loans: loan approved!, business management experience, jonathan nc
business management experience, jonathan nc, indirect field: Sorry, Jonathan. The answer will be more likely - NO. Reasons: low down payment - need 20% Collateral: no - might be a problem depending on a loan size. Credit Score: 630 - need 650-680 Sincerely, Marina Lando President Business Loan Quest http://www.blquest.bi...

Financing -- Loans: loan calculation, jonathan nc, loan calculation
jonathan nc, loan calculation, financial projections: No apology necessary as these things can certainly be confusing and complicated. You are correct in that most banks are going to want to see the owner inject personal capital so that they have something personally invested in the business. This makes the bank...

Financing -- Loans: about loan &finance to start new buisnss, business phone lines, business credit cards
business phone lines, business credit cards, irs gov: Dear Sandip Kokate: Before applying for a business loan register your business. The following are the steps: 1) Choose your Business Name 2) Create Business Plan 3) Choose Business Structure and apply for all necessary licenses (if any). The following...

Financing -- Loans: loan to get franchise, loan specialist, downpayment
loan specialist, downpayment, personal credit: You do not have sufficient capital to start a franchise, in my opinion. First, things do not always go as planned... Second, you will lose money before you make money. Third, if you can t get your hands on any money now, what happens if something unexpected...

Financing -- Loans: loan/small business, america one funding, buy and sell car
america one funding, buy and sell car, car business: Dear Jack Wright: You are a good candidate for unsecured loan. The best place to apply is America One Funding - they are brokers and have extensive database for small unsecured loans. http://www.AmericaOneUnsecured.com/?AID=47737 Good luck. Sincerely,...

Financing -- Loans: loan from the store itself., web advertisement, appologies
web advertisement, appologies, best offers: OK. Although you did communicate the basics of your question very well, I am still not sure that I understand well enough to help you. So, I have a few questions for you to help me understand: 1. Is your website for a bank or for a store credit program?...

Financing -- Loans: loan transfer, amerifirst mortgage, assumable mortgage
amerifirst mortgage, assumable mortgage, mortgage insurance: No, you cannot take over the loan or transfer the loan, unless he has an assumable mortgage right now. What you can do is buy it on land contract for a set period and then finance the loan yourself, but if you do this, make sure you have the land contract...

Financing -- Loans: loan, credit option, best bet
credit option, best bet, lando: Dear Leah: Your best bet is a credit card. You can search for credit card here (choose Poor credit option): http://www.blquest.biz/credit_cards.htm Sincerely, Marina Lando Business Loan Quest www.blquest.biz --------------------------------------------------...

Financing -- Loans: loans, cosigner, loan contract
cosigner, loan contract, co signer: The legal age is 18; however, that doesn t mean that the lending agency cannot require a cosigner. 18 is simply the age into which you can legally enter a purchase contract without the consent of your parents. There are some caveats, however. One is that...

Financing -- Loans: loans, credit card debts, negative score
credit card debts, negative score, payoff debt: Great question. It would be best if I knew what area you lived in so that I could select a lender in that area; however, here are a few things I would look for. If you can gain access to, or are already a member of a credit union that may be one of your best...

Financing -- Loans: loans, summit campaign report, microcredit summit campaign
summit campaign report, microcredit summit campaign, conventional bank loans: Nobel Peace Prize Goes to Micro-Loan Pioneers Stefan Lovgren for National Geographic News October 13, 2006 They call him the banker of the poor. Now Muhammad Yunus can add Nobel Peace Prize winner to his resume. The Bangladeshi economist...

Financing -- Loans: loans to expand small business, sba loan, private loans
sba loan, private loans, repair business: Dear Greg: You should apply for expansion loan. SBA loan. Call your local banks and ask which one will finance your business type. For more information about different loan types and parameters go to: http://www.blquest.biz/serv01.htm Sincerely,...

Financing -- Loans: How loans work, computer science student, assets liabilities
computer science student, assets liabilities, bank assets: The reason is that until the loan is repaid, it serves BOTH functions. It is a LIABILITY in that it has not yet been repaid -- sure, the borrower might even go bankrupt tomorrow, in theory -- and there are no covering funds (in your example) to replace it;...

Financing -- Loans: loans, financial obligation, life insurance
financial obligation, life insurance, many things: assuming u don t want the car--what is the problem? WE can, in estates, give things away, but OBLIGATIONS are our own. YOU did not obligate yourself for the car, so, give it back to the dealer. if your mom put u dollars down on it, u can try to...

Financing -- Loans: Medium Term Notes (MTN) as a bank guarantee, long term investment, medium term notes
long term investment, medium term notes, fixed rate of interest: web site data per your request ----------------------------------kkemper Overview Investments Bonds Medium-Term Notes Login Direct Net Online Banking Payments, stock exchange orders, accounts and safekeeping accounts information...

Financing -- Loans: Mobile Home Loan, mobile home loan, credit score
mobile home loan, credit score, payoffs: This is not exactly my field but I think I can give you some rough thoughts. I don t think paying off your credit accounts will improve your score since I think your score reflects a 5-year history and not just recent payoffs. If the $10,000 won t bankrupt...

Financing -- Loans: Money for Fixer- Uppers, repair expenses, employment credit
repair expenses, employment credit, age education: i need a lot more data; your age, education, city/state, employment credit etc there are grants and they are almost impossible to get as they are limited to community non profits that do just what you want. but with a clearer picture of your situation,...

Financing -- Loans: Mortgage Banking, office of thrift supervision, mortgage banks
office of thrift supervision, mortgage banks, mortgage bank: There is a federally chartered thrift or federal savings bank, which is governed by the OTS (Office of Thrift Supervision (they are sometimes referred to as mortgage banks). By regulation, they must invest 65% of their loan portfolio in real estate loans....

Financing -- Loans: MTN Loans, contingent basis, residential side
contingent basis, residential side, aproximately: I have heard of these schemes, often based on Euro MTN s. In my experience, it was all about these individuals trying to extract fees application fees from the unwary. I have never in my experience seen even one of these completed and funded. I would...

Financing -- Loans: Mutal funds, investing in mutual funds, direct proportion
investing in mutual funds, direct proportion, mutal funds: HOW OLD ARE YOU? Married? Kids? DO YOU HAVE A HOUSE, YET? Do you have credit card debt? Stable job? It s hard to recommend an investment without knowing a little about your situation. The better you describe what is going on in your life, the more...

Financing -- Loans: mortgage rates, mortgage interest rates, fed rates
mortgage interest rates, fed rates, determinates: Actually, it does have a direct impact on mortgage loans in that the rates that the Fed raises is the rate at which banks borrow the money. Therefore, in order to make up for the added cost of borrowing the money from the government, the bank raises the rate...

Financing -- Loans: DO I NEED A LICENSE?, chapter 3a, agricultural loans
chapter 3a, agricultural loans, household purposes: Yes, according to Texas Civil Statutes, Articles 5069-3A.005, 5069-3A.101, 5069-3A.102, and 5069-3A.103. read carefully the following sections. Also there is a nuber to call at the bottom of this page that you can get some specific information about what...

Financing -- Loans: NEW BUSINESS, spa type, starting my own business
spa type, starting my own business, spa business: Dear Lachanta: Contact Drew Becker (the owner of Convey Ink) he will help you with the business plan. B: (919) 264-9868 E-mail: drbecker@earthlink.net However, from the bank point of view you need to improve your credit score first, save money for...

Financing -- Loans: New Business, roberta johnson, starting a new business
roberta johnson, starting a new business, special circumstances: This is more of a legal question and should be directed to a legal expert. However, I would recommend even if you use a standard form that you have it reviewed by an attorney so that you can be assured you are protected from special circumstances. While attorneys...

Financing -- Loans: My name was forged as co-signer, red flags, cosigner
red flags, cosigner, co signer: I am so sorry to hear about about your situation... You need to contact an attorney that specializes in this area of the law, as soon as possible. Call some law firms in your area and tell them your situation. See what they say. Your plight is much...

Financing -- Loans: Do I need pay unclosed commercial loan fee?, liquor license, loan fee
liquor license, loan fee, time investment: what is the basis for their suit? they could not get you money based on your limitations. ARE they saying they expect to be paid for providing no benefit OR DID your agreement state that you would pay them a fee for their time investment regardles...

Financing -- Loans: new business financing, new business partner, massage business
new business partner, massage business, enterprising spirit: Of course. Find a friend, a relative, or make a new business partner friendship. Start small, if you have none of the above. What about you?? Do you have a job?? Do you believe in her talent and enterprising spirit? Why not take out a loan if you...

Financing -- Loans: new car/lease car, new car lease, car terms
new car lease, car terms, leasing a car: The difference between leasing a car and financing one, really boils down to a few key points: 1. The amount of the residual someone (car company, bank, leasing company, etc.)assumes the car will be worth at the end of the lease term 2. The interest...

Financing -- Loans: new car lease revoked, finance mgr, lease co
finance mgr, lease co, accurate answer: It completely depends upon the information that you signed when you went to purchase the car. I would take the documents to an attorney and ask them if the documents contain a revoke provision, or if there is even a contract involved that verifies that you...

Financing -- Loans: Offer from credit card company for personal loan, better repayment terms, home equity line
better repayment terms, home equity line, home equity loan: Hi, If you are using the proceeds mainly to pay your home off, then its a good deal, especially if the rate is fixed/locked in AND you can pay it off early if you wish. Why? Because you can obtain a home equity loan for at least that amount and even...

Financing -- Loans: Opening a restaurant/bar, state auction, rain and snow
state auction, rain and snow, opening a restaurant: Jim, Bars are not that easy to get loans on. Not knowing the value of the property, here may be some ideas. It would be great of the Auction House had some info on the past business, as far as income, etc. The Chamber of Commerce may have some info on...

Financing -- Loans: Origination fee, origination fee, loan agreement
origination fee, loan agreement, student loans: That is pretty high compared to the industry standard of between 4-5%. While the origination fee seems high compared to normal types of financing, a 4-5 point fee is pretty standard for a student loan given the nature of the transaction. I would ask them to...

Financing -- Loans: Pay off mortgage programs, real estate investments, paying off a mortgage
real estate investments, paying off a mortgage, heloc: This is a scheme used by mortgage brokers to try and get you to take out a HELOC. I have no problem with someone arranging for a HELOC and using the credit line responsibly, maybe short term real estate investments, or other type of businesses, as long...

Financing -- Loans: PayDay Loans, mortar operations, college educator
mortar operations, college educator, brick and mortar: u could have said, i have a need to get a loan but my credit is poor; the only ones who are willing to lend to me are these lenders who want 25+% annual interest. that seems horrible and I want to complain. but you did not, you went around and around...

Financing -- Loans: Payday Loans, closing my account, household bills
closing my account, household bills, payday loans: Please, for your own financial sake, STOP using payday loans! It is exorbitant interest in the hundreds of percent annually. You will need to consult an attorney for your specific questions. If you don t want to do that, then despite the inconvenience,...

Financing -- Loans: Payday Loans, consumer protection agency, harrassment
consumer protection agency, harrassment, loan companies: This is harrassment! It is hard to believe that an attorney would actually say this. If the person was impersonating an attorney, this is a crime. Immediately call and find an attorney who is sympathetic to your case and call the consumer protection agency....

Financing -- Loans: Paying for a home - no mortgage, fha, good luck
fha, good luck, flexibility: Basically, the mortgage gives you flexibility. It may become important when you want to sell. If you can get a mortgage that will be assignable (VA/FHA) that is a good thing for the next buyer. Why do you want to tie up that much money in your house?...

Financing -- Loans: Poor man's buisness loan?, buisness loan, white trash
buisness loan, white trash, mortgage broker: First of all if your fiancé does not believe in himself – nobody will. It shows during the interview (according to my experience as employer). In manager I want to see a leader. So tell him to get over his pessimistic approach to life by himself or get...

Financing -- Loans: Practical Finanicla Management, market interest rates, rough estimate
market interest rates, rough estimate, exact answer: Unfortunately, the reason no person can help is because there is no exact answer. The truth is, you will be able to sell it for what the market perceives its value to be. Here is the formula that I would employ in try to determine. The bond s par value is...

Financing -- Loans: pay off loan or invest?, stomack, second mortgage
stomack, second mortgage, mortgage interest: It is really dependent upon the rates involved. If your investments pay a rate higher than that which you would be paying towards the second mortgage, than this is not necessarily a bad idea. Some individuals are just debt averse people (myself included) and...

Financing -- Loans: payday loan default, pay day loans, loan default
pay day loans, loan default, filing for bankruptcy: You will need to talk to an attorney, as I can not give you legal advice. Something I have heard anecdotally is that pay-day loans have a huge rate of default and due to their exorbitant interest rate, they are having not only a great deal of trouble with...

Financing -- Loans: payday loan, creditor harassment, dealing with creditors
creditor harassment, dealing with creditors, fair debt collection: From someone that used to work at a pay day loan company: First of all, any time they call, tell them you are recording the conversation, and ask them to repeat the consequences of not paying. If they say they are going to tell your employer or are...

Financing -- Loans: payday loans, exorbitant interest rates, short periods
exorbitant interest rates, short periods, payday loans: Never use payday loans!! And risky for whom? (e.g. Risk from whose perspective, the borrowers or the lenders ?) Payday loans will loan you money for short periods of time at exorbitant interest rates, upwards of 300!! From a lenders perspective,...

Financing -- Loans: not so perfect credit . . . want to start a business, sba office, careful check
sba office, careful check, cancer patient: As I explained earlier the best solution for you is a credit card: http://www.blquest.biz/credit_cards.htm You can see by yourself that there are no grants for a survivor of a cancer patient: www.grants.gov. If somebody is telling you otherwise - be careful,...

Financing -- Loans: pizza, prepaidlegal com, business credit cards
prepaidlegal com, business credit cards, www irs gov: Dear Felipe: The following are steps that you must take when starting new business: 1) Choose your Business Name 2) Create Business Plan 3) Choose Business Structure and register your company The following table will help you to make a decision about...

Financing -- Loans: points, laymans terms, fist
laymans terms, fist, home loan: Joyce, Fist of all, if you pay 6 or 8 points for any loan you are in what s called predatory lending. The law is no more than 5 points and that is too much also! You should pay no more than 3 points for a loan and that number is based off a small loan...

Financing -- Loans: purchasing a gas station, money lending, hard money
money lending, hard money, downpayment: no 100% loans yet the lowest downpayment is whatever u work out. I have a suggestion; for 6 mo to 1 yr, instead of the gas station, buy foreclosed RE and do hard money lending and build up your cash. btw--how much cash do u have? why do u want the...

Financing -- Loans: question, credit score, thousands of dollars
credit score, thousands of dollars, honesty: In all honesty there is nothing that you can do to build credit from renting. This is because you are not borrowing the money to pay for it like you would a home. Paying by check and even paying by credit card is not going to help you out as far as your credit...

Financing -- Loans: question on pre marriage property etc, assets and liabilities, periodic basis
assets and liabilities, periodic basis, american man: Probably the best thing that you can do is to have the gentleman prove to you that the debts have been paid off prior to the marriage. Short of that, you will need to contact an attorney to obtain advice on how to protect yourself. Generally, when you...

Financing -- Loans: question, lease payment, land contract
lease payment, land contract, intermediate term: The best way to build credit and wealth is to buy a house or condo. If you can t get a mortgage, buy on a land contract from an owner/seller. Next best, but only if you plan to live in your present house or apt for the intermediate term, is make a deal...

Financing -- Loans: Re: refinancing our mortgage, current mortgage, mortgage company
current mortgage, mortgage company, worrier: You definitely sounds like a worrier, and unfortunately I cannot console you too much on this topic. Can anything happen? Sure. Will it? Probably not. The fact is that the mortgage company wants your business as bad as you want them to make the loan. If you...

Financing -- Loans: Recently a friend of mine..., 1 million dollars, small business administration
1 million dollars, small business administration, strict compliance: Sir, While the issuance of securities to develop your real estate under SEC Regulation D provisions may be useful to your goals, remember that the types and kinds of investors are limited and each must qualify to remain in compliance with the regulations....

Financing -- Loans: Who is Responsible for an Auto Loan, credit card balances, credit card debt
credit card balances, credit card debt, funeral expenses: According to Legalzoom: Estate Planning: Dealing with Debt Upon death, an individual s assets and property are first liquidated to pay for probate and funeral expenses, then to pay off outstanding money owed. Typically, all debts must be settled before...

Financing -- Loans: Restaurant Financing, sba loan, negative cash flow
sba loan, negative cash flow, final call: True, the SBA doesn t make the decision, it is up to the bank to decide if they want to make the loan and the SBA will then guarantee. In truth, your financing options are fairly limited, especially considering the negative cash flow of the operation, your...

Financing -- Loans: re: financing the business, time share property, competent business
time share property, competent business, music equipment: I cannot address this precisely as I have never done this nor do I know anyone who has done anything like this in the past. However, I would suggest that you not do anything without a competent business/tax attorney to assist. LLC s themselves can be tricky,...

Financing -- Loans: refinance, bbb reports, debt consol
bbb reports, debt consol, trust worthy company: Bob, First go to three or four banks, explain your situation and compare the offers. You need to DRASTICALLY REDUCE your use of credit... Your objective is to pay down your debt. Yes, i would refinance your house, use the equity to pay off oyour...

Financing -- Loans: refinance car loan, credit score, loan term
credit score, loan term, smart move: The lower interest rate and shorter term will eventually cause you to pay less in overall interest, so I would take the lower rate and longer term if it were me. This action will have no effect on your credit score in either a positive or negative way. Hope...

Financing -- Loans: refinance taxes, loop hole, friend jimmy
loop hole, friend jimmy, paying taxes: I don t know what bank he is talking to, but if he refinances and takes money out, he will not be subject to pay taxes on it! If he hasn t refinanced as of yet, have him contact a broker, or myself to get advise. He is sure to get a better deal than through...

Financing -- Loans: refinance, realestate loans, pi payment
realestate loans, pi payment, don beck: Interest rates are slightly higher for high loan-to-value transactions. You will probably be just under 7% for this loan and will involve PMI. It will probably cost about 1% in origination fees, plus closing costs. These fees will probably bring your LTV to...

Financing -- Loans: refinancing, wash dishes, holding your breath
wash dishes, holding your breath, financial situation: do not co-sign!!! as her methods of handling finance improve, she will get better terms AUTOMATICALLY. your credit will be affected and until the loan is paid off, you would be holding your breath. give love and wash dishes but do not lend your signature...

Financing -- Loans: Salley Mae Student Loan, salley mae, applicable laws
salley mae, applicable laws, recourse: Your recourse will depend on what documents you signed, and the state law in which you reside. Unfortunately, you will need an attorney to review the documents and the applicable laws to assist you in determining what actions you can take. Good luck. ...

Financing -- Loans: Selling business under sba 504, sba 504 loan, sba regulations
sba 504 loan, sba regulations, business structure: This is a common type of situation, and yes you may keep the real estate; however, you would not be able to keep the SBA 504 loan. Under SBA regulations, they only lend to operating entities and not for real estateholding entities. However, you could refinance...

Financing -- Loans: Small Buisness, small buisness, cash businesses
small buisness, cash businesses, bookeeper: This is an incredibly risky and time consuming business. Anything retail or food related has small margins and requires almost constant supervision. Plus, cash businesses are extrmely time consuming. However, the only advice I can offer is to find a current...

Financing -- Loans: Small Business Loan, small business loan, starting your own business
small business loan, starting your own business, fixed rate of interest: Friends, relatives, neighbors, get everyone you know to invest in you and your business or loan you money at a fixed rate of interest. That is the best. Next Credit Union personal loan or SBA. Next, a bank. Be careful, make a business plan, and think...

Financing -- Loans: Small Business Loan, small business loan, mba grad
small business loan, mba grad, sydney australia: I am confused; are you seeking $ for school or for a biz or for a biz to finance school or what? I can counsel you on how to get $ but you need to SEEM more focused. many objectives are ok but I am confused at this point. kkemper1@mindspring.co...

Financing -- Loans: Small Business Startup Loan, business startup loan, small business startup loan
business startup loan, small business startup loan, small business startup: get all agreements in writing and get their DURATION of guarantee in writing. you will have no trouble getting a bank loan for this. my email address. kkemper1@mindspring.com [and make sure you have an excellent place to put your profits!] [you...

Financing -- Loans: Small business credit, personal credit history, sole proprietor business
personal credit history, sole proprietor business, small business credit: Great question. The answer is that you never really escape your personal credit history. The absolute first thing that any lender will do is to pull your credit report and obtain a rating. The old adage, right or wrong, is that the manner in which you...

Financing -- Loans: Small business loans/Grants, small buisness loans, poor credit cards
small buisness loans, poor credit cards, personal credit cards: Dear Andrew: Most of the small business loans have interest rate of prime+ 1.5%/2.5% (prime is 4% as of today). I am not sure what do you mean by “obstacle”. Keep in mind the following rules: 1) Bank will look for a. collateral (real estate, equipment)...

Financing -- Loans: Small business startup, small business startup, small business administration
small business startup, small business administration, business thanks: I would definitely point her to the Small Business Administration s website at http://www.sba.gov They have a wealth of programs, many oriented towards women-owned and minority-owned business, that can be of use, as well as live counselors. Good Luck....

Financing -- Loans: Small business startup, small business startup, biz plan
small business startup, biz plan, business thanks: NOTHING is easy about getting ANYONE financing in a start up business. THAT IS A FACT. IT is not impossible but not easy either. Plz go to bplans.com download a free biz plan template. fill out what u can. send to me asap. I will guide u from...

Financing -- Loans: Small busn Loan, formal business plan, mini warehouses
formal business plan, mini warehouses, small business administration: It sounds to me as though you already have the basics of the numbers worked out. What you need to do is put together a formal business plan that includes a proffesional presentation of these numbers as well as the proforma figures for your business. From this...

Financing -- Loans: Start up business loan, home equity loan, toddler nursery
home equity loan, toddler nursery, daycare: Dear Nichole : First of all make sure that you have at least 20% down payment for your project. For example: The total project cost: 187,500 Down payment: 37,500 Loan: 150,000 You mast have experience in daycare. You must have collateral (as...

Financing -- Loans: Start up loan for a plumbing company, buiness loan, small buiness
buiness loan, small buiness, sba website: Dear ohnny O Donnell: For a project of $250,000 you will need: 1) at least $50,000 for down payment (20% of total project cost) 2) good credit history - 640+ (no tax liens or bankruptcies or late payments on mortgage) 3) experience as a plumber or/and...

Financing -- Loans: Start-up loan., unsecured personal loans, pawn shops
unsecured personal loans, pawn shops, starting my own business: Dear Dan: These are general guidelines for start-up financing: 1) Down payment: a. 30% for pure start-up b. 15% -30% for business purchase c. 20% - 30% for franchise start-up 2) Collateral (not needed in some cases of franchise start-up and business...

Financing -- Loans: Starting a small buisness, starting a small buisness, commercial loan broker
starting a small buisness, commercial loan broker, buisness plan: Dear Richard: Yes, you will need a business plan. It is ALWAYS good to have a business plan (first – you need it for yourself, second – to show it to the bank): 1) It will show you what you want and how to get there 2) It will show your competitors 3)...

Financing -- Loans: Student Loan Deferment due to Medical Disability, student loan deferment, perkins loans
student loan deferment, perkins loans, discharging student loans: You did not give e a lot of info, state, school you attend, name of lender, etc., but here is some information that may prove helpful. Good luck, Ron Discharging Student Loans Due to Disability © 2000 by Neighborhood Legal Services, Inc. _________________________________________________________...

Financing -- Loans: Student Loan (Not for School), plant trees, government programs
plant trees, government programs, property investment: OK, let s take the no credit first. You can get a credit card. Try a department store purchase. Maybe a small credit line bank card. Approach a sympathetic banker and ask his or her help in getting a small loan may for a few hunmdred dollars for 90 days....

Financing -- Loans: Student Loan (But not for school), government website, lando
government website, lando, government programs: I am sorry to break bad news, but you must build your credit first and save money for down payment to get the loan. Grants? I am not sure. Check the official government website: www.grants.gov Sincerely, Marina Lando President Business Loan Quest...

Financing -- Loans: Student Loans, dietition, fin aid
dietition, fin aid, biz plan: plz send me a biz plan for the ideal 4 star restaurant. I can intro u to some ideas about the restaurant field that will PROBABLY stun you. forget about health Ed directly. ESp about dietition. yes, chef with a twist!!! kkemper1@mindspring.com ...

Financing -- Loans: sba loans for an LLC, sba loans, sba loan
sba loans, sba loan, small business administration: I m sorry, for some reason the entire answer did not get posted. The short answer is that you WILL probably have to personally guarantee the loan. Here are the others: 2. You probably won t get the money all at once. Just because you ve been approved...

Financing -- Loans: school loans, guidance counselor, school loans
guidance counselor, school loans, outrageous fees: There are federal grants and school loans for need or hardship that you may be able to qualify for. You did not say what year you are in, or if you are already a student at a college, but if you have been accepted at a college, go see their financial...

Financing -- Loans: secondary markets for pacages of auto loans, sub prime auto loans, small business administration
sub prime auto loans, small business administration, state and local government: I m not a tax expert and cannot give you a definitive answer. However, I am sure that if repackaged (especially sub prime) auto loans are based on fraudulent information, that at some point in the process there would be a tax loss issue for state and local...

Financing -- Loans: small buisness loan, small buisness loan, business tax returns
small buisness loan, business tax returns, john dear: Dear John: Congratulation on your new purchase! First of all: You are not applying for a START-UP. You are the new owner of the existing business and you will apply for working capital. My advice: go to the bank before spending all your cash. Talk...

Financing -- Loans: small business loans, small business loans, sba loan
small business loans, sba loan, bank loans: there are 2 types; one almost impossible to get and the other fairly easy to get: the first is a direct SBA loan-almost impossible. Made by SBA. the second is an SBA insured loan. You visit any bank that CLAIMS to offer SBA backed loans. 1/2...

Financing -- Loans: How soon can I pay the next payment?, advance payments, loan document
advance payments, loan document, loan agreement: Look, I was trying to help. Obviously, you can pay your payment anytime you want prior to the due date. The issue is whether you will get the appropriate reduction in the principal balance as a credit for making the payment before it is due. For...

Financing -- Loans: start-up loan, worst case scenario, auto repair shop
worst case scenario, auto repair shop, structure corporation: Dear Kirby: My first advice is about business structure. Corporation is a must in your case. Reasons: 1) Liability – you are going to deal with a lot of people. 2) Loans – most of the lenders will not lend money to Sole Ownership or Partnership. ...

Financing -- Loans: start-up, commercial loan broker, long term goal
commercial loan broker, long term goal, funky kind: Dear Rhiannon: To learn how to start business go to: http://www.blquest.biz/start_business.htm You also can try to rebuild your credit by yourself. To read more about this subject go to: http://www.blquest.biz/serv04.htm and click on “Credit Education”...

Financing -- Loans: Getting started, sba lenders, straight forward answer
sba lenders, straight forward answer, capital investors: Interesting question, and there really is no straight forward answer. However, I can tell you that banks and individual capital investors are much more likely to lend you money if you present yourself in a professional manner. Your very first order of business...

Financing -- Loans: starting a business, limited liability company, work business
limited liability company, work business, business corporation: Don, It is a good idea to not only choose the name of your business but to determine the right type of business (corporation, limited liability company, etc). It is a good idea to discuss the structure of your business with your CPA or attorney. Lenders...

Financing -- Loans: starting a business, personal cell phone, approximate price
personal cell phone, approximate price, personal car: Dear Matthew, First of all it is impossible to know if the price for business is good unless you look at Net Income and add all expenses that generated by the current owner (salary, his personal cell phone, his personal car, meals, etc). Than you must take...

Financing -- Loans: starting a business, hard money lender, prepaidlegal com
hard money lender, prepaidlegal com, dirt bikes: Dear Amanda: Frankly - it is next to impossible (unless you had BK due to health situation) for you to find a dissent business loan now. Depending on your loan size and down payment you might find hard money lender, but the interest rate of up to 18%-20%...

Financing -- Loans: student loan, loan forbearance, child care provider
loan forbearance, child care provider, loan forgiveness program: Terri, I am so sorry to hear about your situation. This is what I was able to find on the web: Child Care Provider Loan Forgiveness Program P.O. Box 4639 Utica, NY 13504-4639 If you think you qualify, you can apply for forgiveness here. You...

Financing -- Loans: student loans, grants school, school loans
grants school, school loans, cosigner: Advice: If possible, live at home and commute. Get a job. Try and qualify for grants, school loans. You DO NOT want to borrow for things like rent and food. There are school loans, but use them judiciously. If living away from home right now is a...

Financing -- Loans: student loans, federal loans, cosigner
federal loans, cosigner, co signer: Yes, it is possible to later consolidate loans and release the co-signer. However, it will be at the option of the lender and is not guaranteed. You will want to caution your co-signer that you will not be able to guanantee that they will be able to be released...

Financing -- Loans: term clarification, time ie, chattel mortgage
time ie, chattel mortgage, interest payments: Chattle means personal property, not real estate. A chattel mortgage is a loan used for automobiles, furnature, etc. www.iwon.com has a money glossary for Capital Gails. As far as rules go, check out some of the accounting web sites. I sometimes use www.taxhawk.com...

Financing -- Loans: tips on how to start a small buisness needed!!!, how to start a small buisness, video game machines
how to start a small buisness, video game machines, confidentiality agreement: Danny, All things are possible... Now, it will really come down to you, looking yourself in the mirror and determining if you have the vision, passion, courage and persistence to make it happen. Do you? First, start talking to your friends, neighbors,...

Financing -- Loans: Weird auto financing question, chevy blazer, houston dealership
chevy blazer, houston dealership, weird situation: This is a weird situation… The dealership is still probably trying to “sell” your loan as we are corresponding. They may have to provide recourse or a guarantee to invoke a lender to accept your car loan. The reason that you have not heard is that...

Finches: having 2 male or 2 female finches, gouldians, finches
gouldians, finches, easy solution: It depends on the type of finch really. I know for a fact that Societies, Owls, and Gouldians have no problem being the same sex. Zebras may but I can not be sure. You can discourage breeding but not giving them a nest which to lay their eggs and putting bars...

Finches: 2 male finches and 1 female, new cage, finches
new cage, finches, zebras: The two males obviously don t get along. Best to keep tem separate or they will kill eachother. If they are from the same parents, best not to breed them. Note: While Zebras are hearty birds, they are aggressive by nature. I would not suggest breeding...

Finches: Crazy bird in my backyard, colored bird, open patio
colored bird, open patio, private spot: To Ken, Well, take it as a compliment- you obviously looked after your finch if he s so attached! It s rather unusual for a finch to have such a strong attachment to his home after a long period of time. Yes, you are right not to let it into the house-...

Finches: Eggs, zebra finches, zebra finch
zebra finches, zebra finch, society finch: To Pam, It takes around two weeks for eggs to hatch. If your finch is still sitting on them it is likely they are fertile, as if they weren t they would be thrown out of the nest! Don t worry about your male finch mating, as zebra finches are very social,...

Finches: Female not liking the male., pet store owner, zebra finches
pet store owner, zebra finches, two birds: To Christopher Yes, you are quite right to seperate the birds. Unfortunately there will always be birds who are not the friendliest of sorts, so if you have decided to introduce them slowly and they still don t get on, the only option is to have them in...

Finches: Finches: Eggs, zebra finches, unfertilised eggs
zebra finches, unfertilised eggs, finches: To Cassandra, Yes, finches can lay unfertilised eggs, although they will not hatch, so unless your finch is guarding her eggs, you should consider removing the eggs before they go bad. However, if you are thinking of breeding from your finches, ensure...

Finches: Crazy bird in my backyard, house finch, patio doors
Finches: Crazy bird in my backyard, house finch, patio doors, patio chair

Finches: are female finches friendly, territorial males, finches
territorial males, finches, sabina: To Maddy, Yes, female finches are generally quite sociable (unlike the territorial males), although it will depend on breed. For example, bengalese finches are exceptionally friendly! Try to get finches of the same breed, as they will interact better than...

Finches: fince egg laying, pet supply shops, egg binding
pet supply shops, egg binding, good source of calcium: To Judi 4 1/2 years is quite old for a finch to begin egg laying. Usually she should not show such signs of discomfort- this could be an early sign of egg binding, when a bird has extreme difficulty in laying eggs. I strongly recommend that you visit your...

Finches: finch sex (male or female), bengalese, sabina
bengalese, sabina, sexes: To Ashley, This is a difficult question! Some breeds will have specific markings that differentiate between the sexes, in which case it would be best to consult a book specific to the breed you have. However, for other breeds, such as Bengalese, you can...

Finches: Gouldian Finch, loss of appetite, straight days
loss of appetite, straight days, finches: Hello Ray, This shouldn t be too much of a concern- so long as your new finch is eating and drinking normally. It s quite normal for finches or other birds to puff up, as it makes them look bigger and more impressive to others, especially in unfamiliar...

Finches: Zebra Finches got free into the wild of Georgia., zebra finches, survival instincts
zebra finches, survival instincts, small bugs: Hello Tasha, Sorry I didn t answer your question sooner- you must be really anxious about your pets. Zebra finches, as you will know, eat insects. I m not too familiar with Georgia, but if there is vegetation available, as well as small bugs, there is...

Finches: Breeding, finches, sabina
finches, sabina, finch: To Patty, Yes, I think you can, but be warned, there may be competition! Try it for a week or so. However, if there is any sign of fighting, take the female out immediately, and either keep her by herself, or put her with one of the males. Hope this...

Finches: eggs, zebra finches, food dish
zebra finches, food dish, survival chances: To Carol, I m so sorry to hear about the death of your bird. Were there both male and female finches in the cage, or do you know if the eggs were fertile? If your answers were yes, you need to consider what breed your finches are. Bengalese and Zebra finches...

Finches: Feeding My Finches, carrot top, tangy taste
carrot top, tangy taste, finches: To Robyn, It will naturally depend on your finche s likes and dislikes, and where you live. Only pick things that were grown in a pollution-free area, so not near roads or litter tips etc. If you have a garden, you could try giving your finches some...

Finches: Female attacking male, finches, bath time
finches, bath time, desertion: To Finch lover, A female may attack its mate when it is feeling territorial, or sometimes even near breeding season, when she may become rather broody. Does the female only attack if the male is taking a bath, or at other times as well? If it s limited...

Finches: Fighting females and 1 big happy Zebra family, orange cheeks, thier wings
orange cheeks, thier wings, body feathers: To Elena Sorry for the delay in answering your question- my computer has been having real problems lately. Don t worry about the length of your question- detail is great! Have you tried putting Tyrant s cage next to the main one? This would allow them...

Finches: Zebra Finch Breeding, nutrient supplement, hatches
Finches: Zebra Finch Breeding, nutrient supplement, hatches, clutch

Finches: my female finch has died but has laid an egg, finch, sabina
finch, sabina, good chance: To Martyn I am very sorry to hear that your finch has died. Unfortunately, if the male will not sit on the egg, it is unlikely the egg stands a good chance of surviving. If you really want to hatch the egg, you could consider hand rearing the egg and incubating...

Finches: My finch, strange egg, ill health
strange egg, ill health, layed: To Holly, Aha. That would probably be the reason the eggs aren t hatching. As you said, there s a male in the cage, so the eggs are most likely to be fertile. However, because the eggs aren t being kept warm by the mother, they won t hatch. From Sabin...

Finches: finch eggs not hatching, finch eggs, finches
finch eggs, finches, incubator: To Alicia, Hmm. It seems as though the eggs are infertile, as they would normally not be broken or rot. Unfortunately some finches are just not the parent type so really, if they have never hatched an egg before, hatching an egg for them in an incubator...

Finches: Male finch is dead, finches, bad behavior
finches, bad behavior, inexperience: To Margaret, Oh, how horrible for you, I m so sorry to hear about this. It seems like the father has taken to pulling out the baby s feathers- this could be because of stress, or even because his own parents used to pull his feathers when he was a chick....

Finches: Zebra Finch Breeding, zebra finches, zebra finch
zebra finches, zebra finch, time breeder: To Mitch, Wow! I am so excited for you! Yes, zebra finches do mate for life. this is because they are very friendly, so their bond is strong. Don t expect them to breed straight away though; give them time to settle in and make themselves at home- there...

Finches: zebra finch female pair, zebra finch, female pair
zebra finch, female pair, finches: To Mandy, You are right to take out the eggs- as you know, they re not going to hatch with no male around! It shouldn t be a problem if the nest is taken out, as without a suitable place to lay eggs your finches wouldn t be likely to try. Just ensure they...

Finches: zebra finches, zebra finches, nest building
zebra finches, nest building, finches: To Kylie-Anne, Yes, the eggs are unfertile if they haven t hatched. If the female appears to be in any distress, or shows any signs of injury, it would be best to separate them for a little while. However, it seems more like the male is attempting to show...

Finches: Canaries and Finches, Fighting/Expert nihaam/
Fighting/Expert nihaam/: Hello, Ginny Well Ginny I am not an expert for Carnareis but I also had two carnaries so I can try to help you! Well my asvise is always to keep the males separate from the females. They are not Social birds, they are solitaries that only and only get...

Finches: my finch, zebra finch, finches
zebra finch, finches, cockatiels: Hello, duhaa, you can keep one finch alone but it’s not what I will advice because finches are not like budgies, cockatiels they do not get used to you quickly and they like to live in cosy little homes with lots of hiding places! And yes there is a easy...

Finches: finches, egg shells, baby zebra
egg shells, baby zebra, grated carrot: Hello, Nicole! The babies stay in the nest for 3 weeks until they can fly out on their own...They are not very graceful at first but it is neat to see them when they have all their feathers and to watch the parents teach their young how to do things.It...

Finches: Gouldian Finch Agressive Behavior, Gouldian Finch Agressive Behavior/ Animal/pets/Birds/Finches
Gouldian Finch Agressive Behavior/ Animal/pets/Birds/Finches: Hello, Ron Well As I did say I cannot answer all Questions but ask any and I certainly will try my best to help! Normally the only birds that will fight with the females are finches. The reason for this is that the male feels that danger is around so...

Finches: injured Gouldian female finch, avian vet, tiny dots
avian vet, tiny dots, back in the cage: Hello, Pat I will say that you can try putting another bird as company! But just becarefull sometimes they can strat fighting! So long you can give them a rest alone in the cage for 1 month or so! then get a pathner. From nihaam... Wish you the best with...

Finches: Nesting problems, Nesting problems/Animal pets/Birds/ Finches/Expert nihaam/
Nesting problems/Animal pets/Birds/ Finches/Expert nihaam/: Hello,Mitch Well its Quiet safe if its on top of their nest! sometimes they lay eggs on the floor and other bad places! but you are lucky becuase thats a safe place! If you want you can move their nest gently in the box but I will say its ok where it is....

Finches: orphaned zera finches, zebra finches, diamond dove
zebra finches, diamond dove, fresh veggies: Wow you are very lucky!!! Please I would really love to see your baby finches can you please send me a photo of them to my email? Wicth is duhaa@live.co.za You can also ask me Question on that email if you wish! I am very glad! I am sorry about the dead...

Finches: Nesting top of nest box, Nesting problems, exelent answers and advise from expert nihaam
Nesting problems, exelent answers and advise from expert nihaam: Hello, Mitch Firstly I would like to let you know my feeling when the Questioners say good things to me! I feel very happy And sort of understand how much I am helping the Questioner and these lovely Birds! I am very glad to hear they laid eggs! Well...

Finches: Nests, babies, and more, My finch Scraches a lot
My finch Scraches a lot: Hello, Dawn Well its sounds Queit ok that you took yhe nest away. Finches are nt really agressive sort of birds! I did say finches are not agessive so its totaly fine to keep them togeher! But just keep a good look on them, Sometimes they can have a little...

Finches: Baby finch wont fly, loosening your grip, close to the ground
loosening your grip, close to the ground, toothpicks: First off, see if something with his wings. You can either do this by spreading them out (but be careful! Finch bones are thinner than toothpicks!) or by holding him in your hand and loosening your grip on him when he is too far from a perch to hop and is...

Finches: Finch babies, zebra, babies
zebra, babies, seeds: It sounds like you are describing the crop of the babies. This perfectly fine. As long as the parents aren t feeding the babies seed then you don t have worry. If they are you may lose your babies. Even if they aren t I would suggest taking out food that has...

Finches: Finch death, zebra finches, finches
zebra finches, finches, squabble: Unfortunately no, introducing one finch to your elder would not be a good idea. Finches only live around 6 years so introducing a young finch to your older finch will cause depression in your young one once the older one passes away. I would suggest getting...

Finches: Finches dying, cordon blues, female birds
cordon blues, female birds, unidentified problem: This is strange. Normally I would suggest certain types of diseases or parasites they may have but seeing as how he has taken them to a vet already, it would be pointless and a waste of time. I ll have to start at the beginning (basic care) so please don...

Finches: Male Society Pair Bickering, flight cage, instigator
flight cage, instigator, perches: It does sound like they re just fighting for dominance. Nothing really to worry about unless it gets violent. Keep an eye on them just to make sure they aren t hurting each other. If it starts to get too much you may have to separate them. Other then that,...

Finches: male finch eating feathers, breast feathers, parakeet
breast feathers, parakeet, finch: I had a zebra pair where the male did that for the female. He just couldn t handle change and it stressed him out so much that he pulled his females feathers and he got even more stressed when she was removed from him (she apparently didn t mind having her...

Finches: Zebra Finch growth., zebra finches, bird vet
zebra finches, bird vet, zebra finch: It s hard to say what it may be. If it s hard getting to a vet then you may not want to bother, seven is old for a finch considering the average lifespan of a finch is 5-6 years. If it isn t bothering your birdie in any way I wouldn t worry about it too much...

Finches: Baby finches died, 2 eggs, nest box
2 eggs, nest box, finches: It depends actually on the type of finches you have for the type of nest you should buy. Zebras and Societies are good with wicker nests but birds like Gouldians should have a nest box. The father may have kicked the babies out to breed with the female again....

Finches: Death of family of Zebra Finches, zebra finches, carbon monoxide poisoning
zebra finches, carbon monoxide poisoning, finches: It s hard to say what killed them. When did they hatch? Babies can last up to four days without being fed but after that they need to be feed often. The problem I find is that a lot of zebra parents don t care for their young. Other than that, I m not sure....

Finches: Male bullying female Zebra finch, zebra finch, egg layer
zebra finch, egg layer, rare occasion: That isn t aggressive grooming, he s pulling her feathers out. You need to separate those two immediately and decide what you want to do with the male. You can try keeping him by himself in another room but I find that only works on the rare occasion...

Finches: sick female finch, avian vets, egg binding
avian vets, egg binding, ocala florida: If you really want to give your bird every chance it has at survival, I would take it to a specialist. The bird still may not live but sometimes it s worth the money just to know that you did everything you could. I find that cuttlebones aren t enough. From...

Finches: sick finch diagnosis, male birds, society finch
male birds, society finch, walmart: Well it s hard to say. I ve never heard of birds poking each other in dominance. I would try and find the troublemaker and separate the troublemaker. The finch looks very sick in the picture and it s hard to tell what it may have. I would take it to the vet...

Finches: Zebra finch death, bird vet, zebra finch
bird vet, zebra finch, physical signs: It would be impossible to tell what your bird died of seeing as how I wasn t there and didn t see what the bird lived in. I would take your female to a reputable bird vet to make sure nothing is wrong and perhaps get a buddy for her. I would go with a boy...

Finches: Female died, lack of calcium, tail feathers
lack of calcium, tail feathers, 2 eggs: It more than likely happened before she died. Males will often kick the eggs out because they want to breed. She obviously wanted to sit on her eggs and the male didn t like that. I m not sure why she would be dead. The scraps between pairs usually don t lead...

Finches: Finch cages, finch cages, wire cages
finch cages, wire cages, jagged edges: 1. I m not all that good with measurements. I m firmly against making your own cage though. It s just safer to get a store bought one or order one like you have done. I made my own cage once and one of my birds got an injured foot because of it. It s just...

Finches: feathers pecked by others, zebra finch, little cutie
zebra finch, little cutie, bath water: So I take it you have separated the two. You seem to be doing everything right. Just make sure her food has vitamins she needs. Also, if you re going to bathe her, make sure the water is filtered just in case. The way to test the water is to dip your wrist...

Finches: Male Zebra Finch bullying, zebra finch, samething
zebra finch, samething, new bird: Best to keep an eye on them and if he shows signs of doing the samething, remove him. Put him in a small cage away from his buddies for about a month (in a separate room) and then put him back and see if he behaves. If he doesn t, you will have a choice to...

Finches: Mysterious, REPEATED Finch Deaths, cardboard container, bleach solution
cardboard container, bleach solution, christmas surprise: Alright, well, first mistake; getting the birds from PetsMart. I find petsmart has no idea how to care for birds so most of them are sick and ready to die at the store. Go find a breeder, they usually have healthy birds and will show you what they feed them...

Finches: my male finch, feather mites, zebra finch
feather mites, zebra finch, thanks in advance: I ve never heard of a mite in a bird s rear end. It could be feather mites. The best way to check is to look at the state of his wings. If the feathers don t look full and healthy then something is wrong and you probably have feather mites. This is easily...

Finches: Pairs, tail feathers, mom and dad
tail feathers, mom and dad, finches: So the siblings paired up? This is correct thing to do then, not letting them have babies. I would get another male for your lonley female and put them in a seperate cage. It is likely her siblings and parents are picking on her because she is trying to get...

Finches: is my zebra finch okay?, zebra finches, avian rescue
zebra finches, avian rescue, rescue organization: It sounds like he is being picked. Best to watch the cage and separate the trouble maker. Things should get better. I wouldn t worry too much about the leg thing. Birds will favor one leg over the other when they are resting. It s when they re wide awake and...

Finches: Dummie Eggs, zebra finch birds, dud
zebra finch birds, dud, eggs: What I use for fake eggs is their own eggs. What you do is stick their eggs in the fridge for an hour or more (I like over night but to each their own) and then give them back (mark the dud eggs so you know when they lay more). There s not really much else...

Finches: MY FINCH, male zebra finch, boiling egg
male zebra finch, boiling egg, egges: Zebra s make terrible parents in my experience. If you do want babies, I suggest you get a society pair. Societies are excellent foster parents (seeing as they lack the ability to tell the difference between their eggs and someone else s). A good way to tell...

Finches: Finch Beak, cuttle bone, vitamin deficiency
cuttle bone, vitamin deficiency, finches: Sounds almost like a vitamin deficiency. This is easily remedied, just add some vitamin powder to the food (this powder can be bought at most major pet stores). If this doesn t make it go away then don t worry about it. Just make sure they have something to...

Finches: Finch Breeding, social creatures, finches
social creatures, finches, inbreeding: Finches that are ready to have a clutch won t eat the eggs. Putting eggs in the fridge to make them duds is to ensure that the eggs remain duds and no babies come from them. Taking away the eggs and just throwing them away puts the female under stress because...

Finches: how old is my Zebra finch, orange cheek patches, zebra finches
Finches: how old is my Zebra finch, orange cheek patches, zebra finches, black beaks

Finches: Is my finch ill?, bald areas, finches
bald areas, finches, blisters: It could be old age but you may want to take your bird to a vet. I ve never heard of such a thing even in old birds. It s a little out of my area of expertise but a trip to the vet should clear everything up if it s something to worry about and if it is, the...

Finches: how old is my Zebra finch, air sac mites, scatt
air sac mites, scatt, Ivamech: My advice to you first off is to buy a book about zebra finches. This will help you a lot more than I ever could. This will also be very useful if you do decide to breed them. All birds have a little band around their foot that will indicate the year they...

Finches: Balding male zebra finch's, spice finch, zebra finch
spice finch, zebra finch, seed diet: There are tiny little food dishes you can buy at pet stores one s with space the size of your pinky nail. Apparently you are supposed to put the salt in one of those dishes. I don t know how well that will work. You can try mixing a very small amount into...

Finches: Death of Zebra Finch, zebra finches, zebra finch
zebra finches, zebra finch, birds food: It s hard to tell what happened and who s at fault here. I find that store bought birds are often ill and require immediate vet care after being purchased. I m going to try and see what the problem could be by asking a few questions. Please answer them truthfully....

Finches: death of a zebra finch, breeder birds, zebra finch
breeder birds, zebra finch, female birds: I m sorry to hear of your loss. It is best to get him another girl to help heal his broken heart. If you don t it may kill him. So best to get him another girl but if possible, go through a breeder. Birds from breeders are usually more healthy and have better...

Finches: Feather Loss and Breeding, feather mites, society finches
feather mites, society finches, sleep deprivation: They sound sick. A loss of feathers could mean molting but if no new feathers are growing in, it is my belief then that your birds have feather mites. These little mites grow on the birds feathers and don t directly cause any health problems. They make the...

Finches: First Egg???, zebra finches, finches
zebra finches, finches, perches: Doesn t sound like something to worry about. She will eventually lay but I find that birds prefer to sleep in nests over perches. They could just be enjoying their little home. I wouldn t worry too much about it. Just keep an eye on things and check under...

Finches: Death of Zebra Finch, zebra finch, reply thanks
Finches: Death of Zebra Finch, zebra finch, reply thanks, dead bird

Finches: young society finches dying everyday, protozoal, fungal infection
Finches: young society finches dying everyday, protozoal, fungal infection, chicks

Finches: male aggressive behaviour, zebra finches, seed basket
zebra finches, seed basket, bald patch: You have an aggressive male. He won t stop. This won t end. Separate them and get rid of him. Let someone who can handle an aggressive male have him. Get her a different boy. Go through a breeder though. They will have a better idea of the personality of the...

Finches: red factor canary, rice water, spray water
rice water, spray water, water bottle: Canaries are out of my expertise but if a finch of mine was like that I would take it to the vet. My advice is to take it to a reputable vet and get it looked over. Also, don t let the doctor fool you with that rice water bit. If the vet suggests that, go...

Finches: when to remove a finch's nest, baby birds, wild birds
baby birds, wild birds, vague description: So these were wild birds. Wild birds aren t really my area of expertise but I ll give this my best shot. Were the babies still in the nest when you left and how long were they gone? Chances are that mom had taken them out to learn how to fly and feed. If this...

Finches: young society finches dying everyday, zebra finches, society finches
zebra finches, society finches, reputable pet store: That sounds horrible. It s hard to tell. I m going to ask you several questions to see if it s something you re doing (finches die easily). My answer depends in your own so please answer honestly. 1. What kind of food are you feeding your birds? Is it from...

Finches: Baby finches in an aviary, baby birds, plastic bottom
baby birds, plastic bottom, petstore: Baby birds must first learn how to fly. So like every other kid in the world, they will will fall until they get the hang on it. There are a few things you can do to make their job a little easier. First off, if you are worried about the fall, but something...

Finches: Eggs, fertile eggs, two females
fertile eggs, two females, chirp: Boys usually makes more noise than girls. Also, sometimes you can catch them mating. If you do catch this, the male is the one on top. A good way to tell if they are fertile is to wait a couple days and shine a powerful light through the egg. If you see something...

Finches: Nests and breeding, lady gouldian, dry seed
Finches: Nests and breeding, lady gouldian, dry seed, finches

Finches: Nests and breeding, society finches, reputable pet store
society finches, reputable pet store, society finch: They may but not always. Even if they do you an take their eggs away, stick the eggs in the fridge overnight and then give them back. Let them sit on the duds for a couple weeks and then take them away. So yes, VERY good idea give them a nest. It depends...

Finches: Zebra finches, zebra finches, egg shells
zebra finches, egg shells, zebra finch: Well first off all, Zebras don t care what they nest in. Never have I heard of a zebra finch that cared even a little about what they nested in. This makes them excellent breeders but difficult regular pets. I don t think you are doing anything wrong. The...

Finches: aggressive zebra finch male, zebra finch, social birds
zebra finch, social birds, signs of depression: There are two things you can try: 1. Put him in a separate cage where he can only hear the others but not see them. Keep him there for a couple of weeks and them place his cage beside theirs. Do this for a couple weeks and them put him back with the others....

Finches: Baby finches with not mother, cage doors, nest box
cage doors, nest box, finches: So you have had no luck in locating the mother and baby. You shouldn t give up looking for them just incase. It is possible to hand feed finches but starting at this age will make things difficult. http://www.finchniche.com/f-handraising.mgi This website...

Finches: Just born finches, finches, half hour
finches, half hour, ladder: That is not normal at all. At all times at least one parent is in the nest (the female during the day and the male during the night). I would keep an eye on them to see if they return to their babies (they just may) but if they haven t by the end of the day...

Finches: breeding zebras, 2 eggs, permanent marker
2 eggs, permanent marker, zebras: Fathers kick the babies out so they can mate with the females again. I don t agree with separating them either. What I find works is letting the female sit on dud eggs. The way to make dud eggs is to take her own eggs and stick them in the fridge overnight...

Finches: Finch blood clot on leg - help :(, blood clots in legs, blood clot
blood clots in legs, blood clot, finches: I don t have much experience dealing with blood clots in legs. I find that finches bleed very easily and it can be hard to stop the blood once it starts. It doesn t sound like a bad idea but have some cornstarch (it supposedly gets the blood to stop) ready...

Finches: Gouldian cant fly
Finches: Gouldian cant fly

Finches: found a "baby finch", knid, wild birds
knid, wild birds, store staff: I m not sure I understand what you want help with but I ll try my best. If you are sure that it is a wild bird, I would suggest calling a vet (some of them care for wild birds until they can be either given to a wildlife are place or can be released into the...

Finches: Gouldian cant fly, lady gouldians, sick with something
lady gouldians, sick with something, flight cage: You may want to make sure that there is nothing wrong with his wings. Sometimes there is a problem and the bird becomes a special need bird. If this is the case you just need more perches and keep food low for him. Another thing is that his wings may not...

Finches: HELP!: I have 2 pairs of Zebra finches and everything allways goes wrong., zebra finches, fertile eggs
zebra finches, fertile eggs, prolific breeders: I m not sure where that information came from really. I have Zebra finches myself and while the eggs are fertile, the parents don t raise any of the babies (and sometimes kill them if we can t get them out fast enough) so I find myself raising them. I wouldn...

Finches: How long do finches mourn?, new mate, two birds
new mate, two birds, rice water: Mourning in birds varies like it does with humans. Some it s longer and some it s shorter. You did the right thing by putting someone in with her. Finches are for the most part social little guys that don t like being alone. With a boy there with her, if it...

Finches: should i remove the nest, zebra finches, finches
zebra finches, finches, duds: The nest may discourage them to nest but I find that it won t stop them. Some will start laying in dishes or just let them fall to the floor. What I find is just letting them have the nest and when they have eggs take them away and give them dud eggs (made...

Finches: Small Finches, zebra finches, java sparrows
zebra finches, java sparrows, diamond doves: I ve never heard of such a thing before. I suggest taking a couple to the vet and getting a treatment you can do at home on the rest of them. Also, I suggest you move the cage indoors. I have never liked the idea of pet birds living outside. Many types...

Finches: Two White Female Zebra Finches, zebra finches, finches
zebra finches, finches, duds: I would go with two males so that both have a male. Sometimes females will fight with each other for the one male. If they do breed you can just make the eggs duds by sticking them in the fridge overnight and then giving them back (careful dud eggs do rot...

Finches: My Whitish Gray Female Zebra Finches, zebra finches, zebra finch
zebra finches, zebra finch, nest basket: You may. Another way to tell is to blow on their rear and see what types of feathers they have. Females will have no feathers around the rear and males will have long feeler feathers . This is not 100% accurate but it is usually right about 90% of the time....

Finches: Young White Zebra Finches, orange cheek patches, zebra finches
orange cheek patches, zebra finches, little basket: From what I can tell both are girls. Male zebras have orange cheek patches on their faces. I find a good way to stop the bickering is to get them males and then separate the pairs. As long as you have picked two boys that aren t aggressive, this should solve...

Finches: Zebra Finch disability, zebra finch, baby zebra
zebra finch, baby zebra, gentle one: You could but I wouldn t recommend it. There is a way to tell what kind of personality a bird has but it takes a lot of time. By watching the birds in the cage long enough you can tell a nice one from a bully. You will easily be able to tell the differenc...

Finches: zebra finch, poor bird, avialable
poor bird, avialable, trun: It sounds like his equilibrium is out of whack. Unfortunately the only way to correct this is a vet trip and get something called Metacam (I don t remember how it works only that it fixes this particular problem). Other than that I don t know what to tell...

Finches: Fighting, finches, good boy
finches, good boy, zebra: Sounds to me like he is ready to nest. Try introducing one of the females to him in his cage and see what he does. If that doesn t calm him down, leave him alone for a couple weeks and then put his cage next to the big one. If he s a good boy, put him in the...

Finches: Society Finches, timothy hay, jelly bean
Finches: Society Finches, timothy hay, jelly bean, hanging basket

Finches: will zebras survive in the wild, finches, 6 years
Finches: will zebras survive in the wild, finches, 6 years, predator

Finches: finches in classroom, kindergarten classroom, finches
kindergarten classroom, finches, prekindergarten: I highly doubt that that s even possible. They would need to be taken home for the two days. Obviously young children are ill equipped to care for such little animals. The parents wouldn t be much better. The only thing I can think of is for the teacher...

Finches: A Society Finch, zebra finches, pretty little bird
zebra finches, pretty little bird, society finch: You can get the society a buddy and put them separate from the zebras. Zebras have a more aggressive personality than societies. The good thing about societies is that they are cheap (at least here they are) and their sociable personalities make it easy to...

Finches: Society Finches, little birds, timothy hay
little birds, timothy hay, finches: Societies I find are hard to breed. I have some societies that have ignored their own nest for years. You can try a different nest or nesting material. I found out that they started to inspect the nest when I began to use Timothy Hay was added to their nesting...

Finches: society finches, society finches, tail feathers
society finches, tail feathers, gouldians: So do all the societies have their tails missing? If one still has his then he s picking the feather s off the others. If all three are missing tail feathers, watch the cage carefully and see if you can catch the culprit. Sometimes finches develop nervous...

Finches: will zebras survive in the wild, zebra finches, wild finches
zebra finches, wild finches, finches: There is no chance of them surviving in the wild. You may as well starve them to death now. You are better off breaking up the families than setting them loose. If they didn t starve to death they would be killed off by other birds and predators. There are...

Finches: Concerned with z. finch health, zebra finches, feather mites
zebra finches, feather mites, air sac: Sounds like you may have feather mites; these mites can be indirectly deadly. They bother the bird night and day and keep them awake. The best way to tell is to take a bird and open one of the wings and look at the feathers. If they have holes or are tattered...

Finches: Finch compatibility, zebra finches, society finches
zebra finches, society finches, two birds: I would stick with just the two birds if I were you if they are showing signs of aggression. Make sure it s just the two of them until you are positive they aren t pulling each others feathers off. After you have determined that you can get a second pair....

Finches: female eating feathers, zebra finches, bald spot
zebra finches, bald spot, odd reason: Every now and then birds do develop this habit. It s not the feathers she s eating but the blood. I had a pair of zebras do that as well. What you re supposed to do is give them a small amount of iodized salt (no more than your pinky nail). As long as she...

Finches: Housing finches and budgies together, budgies, finches
budgies, finches, budgie: NO! Do not house budgies and finches together! Budgies are parrots and will tear the little finches apart before you can do anything to stop it. Keep the two separate. If that budgie decides to attack the finches there is not a thing the finches can do to...

Finches: Nest types?, s mart, finches
s mart, finches, zebras: You can if you want to but I like to put my nests in opposite sides of the cage in one of the corners. They really don t seem to care but every now and then you do get an aggressive one. As long as it is a covered nest the birds don t care. Just don t count...

Finches: outdoor aviary, outdoor aviary, outdoor birds
outdoor aviary, outdoor birds, button quail: I personally don t treat my own birds twice a year on a regular basis. Breeders may do this because they have so many birds and can t always catch when the birds get sick. Twice a year obviously isn t harmful to the birds and if you have a lot of birds and...

Finches: White Zebra FInches, orange cheek patches, zebra finches
orange cheek patches, zebra finches, cotton fiber: It s hard to tell just by the description but males usually have orange cheek patches whereas females don t. All the males I have ever had have always had cheek patches but if you still want to be sure I would try this method: Take the bird and blow on the...

Finches: Baby Finches Are Dying..., baby formula, finches
baby formula, finches, good chance: I think for now the best thing to do is to take the nest out and not let the pair have babies. It could be that they are too young and incapable of caring for the babies. Finches start to be able to handle babies around two years of age. Hand feeding is hard...

Finches: balance/dizziness?, society finch, cage floor
society finch, cage floor, dizziness: Sounds like you re bird is sick or got hit in the head really hard. Check the back of his head for blood pooling and if there is take him to the vet and they will prescribe something to help with that (I can t remember what it s called). What you may want...

Finches: bullied finch, aggressive posture, nesting baskets
aggressive posture, nesting baskets, finches: I m not entirely sure what causes a bird to go mean all of a sudden but it s not hopeless. There is a small chance of you being able to get her back to her old self. It s not for sure but it has worked in the past. What you want to do is to remove the trouble...

Finches: FEMALE FINCH DIED, delicate birds, lady gouldians
delicate birds, lady gouldians, new girlfriend: So to make sure I got this straight, you had three gouldians and you left them in the care of a guy in a pet store? And when you took them back only your male was left? Assuming I have the story right, you should NEVER leave birds like Gouldians in the hands...

Finches: Finches Eggs, mating dance, finches
mating dance, finches, duds: Are you sure that the two are male and female? Have you seen them mating or doing any sort of mating dance ? If you haven t then it s more than likely because the eggs aren t fertile and are duds. Give it sometime. But remember to ask yourself, are you prepared...

Finches: male zebra finch escaped, zebra finches, zebra finch
zebra finches, zebra finch, finch cage: I actually have a lot of experience hand raising finches. It s hard work but it is doable. What you will need is: a fish tank (I use a three gallon personally) empty of course (no lid) a heating pad soft fabric a tiny (emphasis on tiny) bowl of water...

Finches: male zebra finch losing feathers, zebra finches, feather mites
zebra finches, feather mites, zebra finch: It could be feather mites but I m not entirely convinced. A good way to check would be to spread out his wings and see what state his feathers are in. If they look terrible (you will be able to easily see that they do), then he has feathers mites. It s easy...

Finches: i need help taking care of my finch, finches, finch
finches, finch, eggs: It sounds like the male is trying to kill them to get the female ready to breed again. The best thing to do is to hand feed the babies yourself. This isn t easy but it can be done. There are tons of websites there that show you how to hand feed finch babies...

Finches: Pair of Zebra Finches, zebra finches, food dish
zebra finches, food dish, finches: You can actually get a male and a female. Just don t give them a nest or anything they can use as nesting material. Sometimes they try to nest in the food dish but chasing them around the cage a couple times solves this problem. I wouldn t go with two of...

Finches: Zebra Finch and Society Finches, zebra finch, society finches
zebra finch, society finches, finches: You can leave well enough alone but I would get him a girl just so he has company. Male zebras I find will often bicker with eachother. So have a female and be prepared to possibly separate the zebras from the societies if the male gets territorial. It doesn...

Finches: Zebra finches died after a week, zebra finches, air sac
zebra finches, air sac, joss stick: I m not sure what a joss stick but I know giving them branches or anything from outside without it being treated first is dangerous. I ve never heard anything about air fresheners being dangerous though. What a lot of birds have is something called air sac...

Finches: zebra finches - babies, zebra finches, parent birds
zebra finches, parent birds, three babies: Since they sit so faithfully on their eggs, I think they will be. The best way to go about this is to give the eggs from the fertile pair to the non fertile pair. If you give them babies they may try to kill them. So make sure they re eggs. The best time is...

Finches: Finches, zebra finches, finches
zebra finches, finches, happy couple: It could have been from breeding but I highly doubt it. He sounded sick. I would check the female for any signs of illness. A common killer of finches is sac mites. This can be detected by a clicking heard in their breathing when you hold the finch to your...

Finches: mixing breeds, zebra finches, zebra finch
Finches: mixing breeds, zebra finches, zebra finch, finches

Finches: Gouldians, baby time, gould
baby time, gould, nutrients: Babies in general don t start making noise until the third or fourth day. The egg sack they have from when they hatch continues to give them nutrients for about a day or so and after that, the babies have to start alerting the parents they re hungry. Some...

Finches: Gouldians, egg clutch, society finches
egg clutch, society finches, egg shells: I find that Bermuda grass is really hit or miss with Gouldians. Sisal fiber provided on the website seems to be preferred and they don t toss it. It sounds like she is just a bad parent. Gouldians are very fickle and will abandon their babies (or kick them...

Finches: mixing breeds, zebra finches, javas
zebra finches, javas, finches: I would have to know the dimensions of the cage to be able to tell you. However, some species of finches can not be mixed. Zebras, by nature, are slightly aggressive and are best when housed only with their own kind. You can house them with other species of...

Finches: Finch killed mate, zebra finches, exact same thing
zebra finches, exact same thing, finches: It depends on the temperature of the cage. Cages should have three sides covered to help reduce noise and stress. I highly doubt that covering the cage killed him. Is the cage near a window or a vent? Drafts often make birds sick and by the time we see the...

Finches: Finchs and New Egg, new egg, finchs
new egg, finchs, petsmart: It should take roughly two weeks for the egg to hatch. You can checkit s progress by shining a flashlight or other powerful, directed light through the egg. I suggest not bothering the nest too much but still checking on the egg periodically. Finches can...

Finches: finches, zebra finches, orange cheeks
zebra finches, orange cheeks, bald spots: Unfortunately, it s impossible to tell a bird s age if they don t have a band on their leg. A lot of breeders put bands on their bird s leg to indicate which parents they came from and the year they were born. However, when birds are born in pet stores, no...

Finches: finches, bald area, dark orange
bald area, dark orange, light orange: I would have to see a picture of the birds in order to tell you whether or not they are getting in their adult feathers. But they sound like they were fledglings and are now adults. This COULD mean that they are a couple months old. You can spray them if...

Finches: Hello, male birds, avian vet
male birds, avian vet, sleepy eyes: Unfortunately, there isn t enough information you ve given me to tell you what could be killing them. What food do you give them? Where do you buy it? Do they click while they breath? Do they have sleepy eyes ? Do they spend time on the bottom of the...

Finches: male zebra finch tail feather loss, worst case scenario, zebra finch
worst case scenario, zebra finch, tail feathers: Cotton balls aren t exactly the easiest thing for them to work with. I find that my birds also like Timothy Hay (found in pet stores) and sisal fiber (the website provided)-they get really creative with the sisal. I highly doubt it s an illness. Worst case...

Finches: two questions: feather loss and eggs, zebra finches, unfit parents
zebra finches, unfit parents, mites: It sounds like they are either too young or just unfit parents. The male will sometimes do this to get the female into breeding again. There really isn t much you can do about this except take the nest away. It could be mites. The best way to tell is to...

Finches: Society Finches, society finches, cage bottom
society finches, cage bottom, baby bird: Unfortunately, it sounds like the parents have abandoned the baby and because it s so big, they can t kill it. The best thing you can do is take care of the baby yourself. This is far from easy but it can be done. Since it is older, it does stand a slightly...

Finches: Zebra Finch Deaths, little buggers, zebra finch
little buggers, zebra finch, water dish: Drafts can kill birds but so can too low a temperature. I highly doubt that this was the cause of death though. The most common killer of finches is Sac Mites; and pet store birds are usually crawling in the little buggers. Sac Mites are little mites that...

Finches: African green finch, tail feathers, heat lamp
tail feathers, heat lamp, finches: Finches are not accustomed to change and when the person who cares for them has changed, it can be stressful. It also could be because your brother cares for the little guy differently than your dad did. Here are a few things you can do: Get tips from your...

Finches: cohabitaing parents and babies, zebra finch, hybrids
zebra finch, hybrids, zebra: It depends on the species of the other finch. Some birds are part of the same family and can give birth to hybrids. The chance of this happening is low but not impossible. If they are fertile, they all can live together until the parents decide to start nesting...

Finches: Not feathering, indoor aviary, cordon blues
indoor aviary, cordon blues, problem thanks: I highly doubt these babies are jumping out of the nest. It sounds like the parents are kicking them out. Is it possible to get a picture of the babies? That way I will be able to tell you if they will feather soon or the parents are pulling out their feather...

Finches: Gouldian Finch Deaths, gouldian finches, finches
gouldian finches, finches, pet store: I m not entirely sure why the male would be fine while the female was affected. I know it is possible though because I had something similar happen to my own birds. Two females dropped dead in three days and the males were fine. The cages were sterilized and...

Finches: lonely finch, spice finches, spice finch
spice finches, spice finch, aggressive personality: The only sure way is to get it DNAed but you can guess from the feathers surrounding the vent. By blowing on the bird s vent and looking at the position of the feathers you can tell. Males will have long feeler feathers whereas females will have bare stomachs...

Finches: male finch head hair loss, iodine supplements, iodine deficiency
iodine supplements, iodine deficiency, head hair: I would still watch closely for pecking. Just because you don t see it, doesn t mean it isn t happening. That said, I m going to assume that this is because of a deficiency; more than likely an iodine deficiency. Iodine helps birds grow new feathers. Iodine...

Finches: Zebra Finch Chicks died due to cold weather, cod liver oil, zebra finches
cod liver oil, zebra finches, zebra finch: Well, for the cold part, that is easily remedied by using a heater found in the reptile section of the pet store and keeping the cage no lower that 26C. This will also boost their immune system and help lower their stress. Just make sure the parents are still...

Finches: zebra finches, zebra finches, scatt
zebra finches, scatt, finches: It does sound like mom is sick. It could be a crop infection (very common in parents with babies). This is cured with Nystatin (possibly spelled wrong) which is gotten from a vet. The best way to tell if a bird has a crop infection is by checking the crop...

Finches: Bald Male Zebra Finch, zebra finch, adult birds
zebra finch, adult birds, mom dad: It sounds like stress but I had a pair of zebras do that. The male became addicted to it. The only way to stop it with him was to get him a mate that wouldn t allow it. You can try putting them all in a seperate cage and see if it helps but be prepared that...

Finches: Hand feeding finches?!, hot water bottle, air sac
hot water bottle, air sac, little beauty: http://www.finchniche.com/a-handfeeding.php This is an alternative way to the hot water bottle bit. What I normally is watch the nest like a hawk and take the babies out once they are born. This way the eggs are still sat on by the parents and you don t have...

Finches: Sex differentiation, sex differentiation, dna testing
sex differentiation, dna testing, finch: A good way to tell is the blow on the vent of the finch (their bum) and see where the feathers are. A bird with long feeler feathers around the opening is a male whereas a female won t have that or any feathers in the surrounding area. This is of course...

Finches: Sick Male Gouldian, air sac, finches
air sac, finches, mites: Actually, you won t hurt the birds at all. Just follow the directions on the bottle. Scatt has another name; Ivamechtin (I doubt it s spelled like that though). It s basically a watered down version of Ivamech (again not how you spell it) that is used to treat...

Finches: sick zebra finch, yellow collar, paper towels
yellow collar, paper towels, leg injuries: It could just be old age. I m surprised your bird is still laying eggs despite being a senior. Finches only have a life expectancy of 6 yrs (I had a pair still alive going on eight right away). I would suggest feeding her water from the syringe a few times...

Finches: white finches, zebra finches, true colors
zebra finches, true colors, finches: The only way for a normal zebra to have white is if the parents both have a recessive white gene . All babies start out white though. When their adult feathers come in they show their true colors. Why could three week old babies kill their mother? It could...

Finches: my zebra finchs, pecking at each other, pecks, finches
pecks, finches, bully: Could just be that they all have already picked their mates. Try moving the pecking female around until you find a male that she doesn t peck. If she pecks with all of them, move her into a separate cage entirely and put her in a different room away from the...

Finches: Falling Feathers, unsung heros, tail feathers
unsung heros, tail feathers, foster parents: That s a little harder. It could be that they re just too young and you have to wait a year before you can try again and sometimes it s just they don t know how to be parents and never will. If it s the second, they will never have babies (I have finches like...

Finches: Feather loss on one finch, society finches, wing feathers
society finches, wing feathers, egg shell: It may be mites and the other just hasn t caught it yet. A good way to tell is by the condition of the remaining feathers. The best feathers to check are the wings. If the wing feathers have gaps and are poorly cared for, they have mites. This can be treated...

Finches: Female Zebra Finches- Egg laying, zebra finches, plastic eggs
zebra finches, plastic eggs, finches: As long as the female has all the nutrients she needs, I wouldn t worry about it. Also, one thing you can do instead of plastic eggs is just to refrigerate her own eggs for a couple hours and then give them back. This has the effect as the plastic eggs but...

Finches: Finch babies and what to feed and care for them, fifth occasion, three babies
fifth occasion, three babies, finches: Unfortunately there are no exact directions for feeding finches. It s really just trial and error. http://www.ladygouldianfinch.com/features_handfeeding2.mgi That website got me in the right direction. You will more than likely lose a lot more babies until...

Finches: My Society Finches, mite infestation, bug boxes
Finches: My Society Finches, mite infestation, bug boxes, nest boxes

Finches: leg injury, injured legs, shallow dish
injured legs, shallow dish, paper towels: Unfortunately she is too old and if her leg is broken, it probably will kill her. All you can do is keep giving her water because she won t drink out of anything else. I ve had birds with injured legs before and they almost always die. There s little else...

Finches: Male Finch Attacking Female with Babies, baby birds, finches
baby birds, finches, beak: Don t worry, you did the right thing taking him out. Things would have only gotten worse if you had left it the way it was. Let him be alone for a bit. Maybe that will teach him to behave himself. You can try putting him back in (under supervision of course)...

Finches: Mite problem with zebra finches., zebra finches, mite spray
zebra finches, mite spray, red mites: I m not sure what kind mites they had but you better keep an eye on your female and take her to the vet immediately if she starts to show signs of the mites again. This is the problem with using things like grass from the outdoors. There are plenty of bugs...

Finches: Moving fledgelings, zebra finches, society finch
zebra finches, society finch, nestlings: Alright, so if I m correct, your question is to whether or not movie the babies. The only way it s safe to move the babies is if they are OUT of the nest (of their own freewill) and have been so for a MINIMUM of two months. After two months the babies are...

Finches: male parent zebra attacking chicks, zebra finches, finches
zebra finches, finches, beak: If the babies are eating on their own, I suggest separating the babies from the parents. From the sounds of things, dad is trying to get mom back into heat. For the safety of the babies, remove them and keep an eye on them. Do you have another pair of finches...

Finches: mother pulling feathers out of baby girl finch, leaving the nest, best bet
leaving the nest, best bet, baby bird: Unfortunately, this is not common and the chances of the mom stopping are slim. You re best bet is to separate them and learn how to hand feed the babies (this is difficult but not impossible). There are all sorts of baby bird food you can buy from pet stores...

Finches: My Society Finches, society finches, home decor store
society finches, home decor store, bird farm: So the answer to your first question, is that Societies are VERY social birds (hence their name) and just like doing that. Mine do it all the time. If you re worried, just buy them a larger nest for all of them to cram themselves in. Other than that, they...

Finches: sick finch, zebra finch, humidity oil
zebra finch, humidity oil, egg shells: It sounds like something my birds had once. What caused it was a head injury of some kind. Check the back of your bird s head for blood pooling or anything else out of the ordinary. If it s an actual injury, the chances of recovery are low. The vet can prescribe...

Finches: birds, canaries, clue
canaries, clue, birds: I do not recommend birds that are so different together. I have no clue what a pinch bird is but I know canaries can be territorial and will attack if a bird they don t like enters their territory. It is better for all involved to keep them in separate cage...

Finches: gouldian finches, gouldians, first timer
gouldians, first timer, finches: Little you can do about that except take away her eggs. Unfortunately, Gouldians make terrible parents most of the time (very rarely do my gouldians care for their own young). She more than likely ate her eggs because she is too young. You can try again when...

Finches: Will a male zebra finch be able to raise young on its own, raising baby birds, butcher bird
raising baby birds, butcher bird, young chicks: This is the page that started me off when I had to start hand feeding baby finches. http://www.finchniche.com/a-handfeeding.php This is also a good site to read up on http://www.ladygouldianfinch.com/features_handfeeding2.mgi If you would like a book,...

Finches: Can someone please help me with my Society Finches?, society finches, society finch
society finches, society finch, baby birds: You may still need to feed the weaker of the two. Just until his strength is back up. It sounds like he wants to be with his siblings but lacks the strength. Like a toddler trying to keep up with the older children. You may need to take over being the parent...

Finches: troublesome new zebra finch, zebra finches, zebra finch
zebra finches, zebra finch, aviary: Zebras are known to have pushy personalities. Sounds like her s is just a little more so. Put her in the separate cage next to the aviary and watch her carefully. Sometimes putting them in a separate cage for a couple weeks humbles them. If you reintroduce...

Finches: Zebra Finch Loose in CA, zebra finches, predatory birds
zebra finches, predatory birds, finches: It MAY be able to do so but putting some food out and maybe setting the cage it was in (with the other birds in it ) outside UNDER CLOSE SUPERVISION. Sometimes the escaped bird will hear it s buddies and fly back over to the cage. Just be ready to catch the...

Finches: zebra finches, zebra finches, three babies
zebra finches, three babies, sick with something: It could just be faulty genetics. I don t know if Zebras have a lethal gene but I know that certain types of Gouldians do. Perhaps the parents are related. It could be that he was attacked by the siblings or the parents. Keep an eye on the female and see...

Finches: Baby zebra finch yellow sack on neck/sexes., baby zebra, zebra finch
baby zebra, zebra finch, black seeds: Those sacks are the babies crops. The parents have them too. I don t know entirely why they have them but it has something to do with the food they eat. It s nothing bad. All birds have it. The fact that the crops are so full is an excellent sign. The parents...

Finches: can babies be raised by one parent, zebra finches, society finches
zebra finches, society finches, traffic area: It s best to leave the babies where they are. You don t know who dad is and there s no guarantee that mom will continue to watch over the babies after they ve been moved. Finches are fickle little guys and will abandon the nest if something in their environment...

Finches: Baby zebra finch yellow sack on neck/sexes., sacs, feathers
Finches: Baby zebra finch yellow sack on neck/sexes., sacs, feathers, babies

Finches: fur on my finches foot, cat fur, little foot
cat fur, little foot, finches: Whoever told you that has no clue what they re doing. Cat and Dog hair is too fine and causes exactly this problem. I would either continue to try (while being VERY careful finch bones are thinner than toothpicks) or take him in to a vet and have them give...

Finches: Finches, air sac, cordon blu
air sac, cordon blu, zero option: Listen for the clicking and if there is some, follow the information above. If not, keep a close eye on them. Antibiotics may be needed but you can only get that with a prescription from a vet (and no, you can NOT give them human meds) but the birds would...

Finches: green eggs, green eggs, finches
green eggs, finches, cheek: I d have to see a picture of the eggs to know if it was normal or not. I don t believe so. At least where I live you don t. Different countries, different rules. I would suggest googling the permit question seeing as how I don t know where you re from and...

Finches: zebra finches, zebra finches, tail feathers
zebra finches, tail feathers, finches: You need to separate the baby from the parents. But this would mean handfeeding the baby yourself if he isn t eating on his own. Handfeeding finches isn t easy but it can be done. You can also leave the baby with the parents until he eats on his own and then...

Finches: baby finches, avian vet, slow learner
avian vet, slow learner, mom and dad: I take it that these are wild finches. I don t have much experience with wild birds but I know the parents will abandon them if you touch the babies or the nest. This is something you can t do much about. The only thing you can do is put something on your...

Finches: bird and cat, squirt bottle, birdcage
squirt bottle, birdcage, finches: I had a similar problem with my finches and my cat. The way that worked for myself was to put the cage in a room the cat isn t allowed (a bedroom seems best) and keep the door shut at all times. Should the cat sneak into the room, punish him as you would if...

Finches: MY FINCH, zebra finch, bald spot
zebra finch, bald spot, diam: First of all, NEVER put a finch with a canary! You might not see any aggression but that doesn t mean there isn t any. That bald spot could be the male picking at her feathers. They should be separated at once. A canary can kill a finch and there s nothing...

Finches: female goldfinch is trying to get into the house, uv stickers, neon signs
uv stickers, neon signs, small bird: I m sorry I never got to your question. For some reason I never got notified of it. Birds often mistake windows for open space they can fly into. When it s bright out, windows act like mirrors and reflect whatever is in front of it. This can be easily fixed...

Finches: Zebra finches, zebra breeding nesting safety
zebra breeding nesting safety: I find zebras personally to be a pain to try and breed. They don t breed unless they want to and when they want to, there s little you can do to stop them. A 15 wide x 17 long cage should fit two zebras comfortably; when in doubt, go bigger. I find that...

Finches: Breeding Finches, liz hopkins, unfit parents
liz hopkins, unfit parents, having babies: How old are the finches first? Sometimes new parents do this and you have to take their eggs away until their older. Other times, no matter the age, the birds are just unfit parents and can never have eggs. And every now and then its the male doing it so he...

Finches: baby finches, two eggs, first few days
two eggs, first few days, finches: Parents rarely feed the babies on the first day. The babies still have the egg sack that they had while in the egg. This is nutrient filled and usually lasts one or two days. If they haven t started feeding the babies by the second day, you may need to start...

Finches: baby finches need help, hand feeding, hybrid
hand feeding, hybrid, society: So first of all, the female is a society finch. While Zebras and Societies comes from the same family, any babies they have will be infertile hybrids. If I were you, I would not allow them to have babies at all. If you are sure you want babies, get a female...

Finches: dead baby finch, death, finch
death, finch, baby: Alright, now I understand. It almost sounds like something got stuck in the baby and rotted. Check the ingredients of your finch food and look for white millet . This is the largest seed and babies can NOT digest it, it will get stuck and rot inside the baby...

Finches: Finch lost his tail feather, feathers, heat
feathers, heat, sick: This sounds a lot like stress. The feathers should grow back in time. Move the little guy to separate, smaller cage. The feathers will grow back in time just make sure he gets heat (a heat lamp from the reptile section of the pet store works) and keep it around...

Finches: finches, bird safe plants
bird safe plants: There are many plants that are safe for birds but to save time and space in this answer, this website has them all listed out for you. http://www.multiscope.com/hotspot/safeplants.htm My own birds enjoy the Weeping Fig Tree but if you do buy this one, it...

Finches: Hurt Wild Bird, wild finch, hurt
wild finch, hurt: I ve done a little research and it looks like it is more than likely a female Lesser Goldfinch like you thought. It sounds like you are doing everything right with the exception of one thing, finches eat seeds not insects. Buying some wild bird food from...

Finches: male finch hurt his leg..what to expect? how to help?, zebra finch, toe
zebra finch, toe, circulation: It sounds like he lost circulation to that part of his toe. He s more than likely going to lose it. You can try massaging blood back into the toe but he ll probably lose it all the same. Get him a heater (like what pet stores sell for reptiles) and keep the...

Finches: Pecked Finch, gentle companion, little diamond
gentle companion, little diamond, finches: I m sorry to hear that the bird had died. It is best to move a bird being pecked at into a separate cage. It is better if you can find the bully but if you can t seem to find him, removing the bird being bullied works as well. I would have to know the species...

Finches: Please help!, baby birds, hand feeding
baby birds, hand feeding: Actually, pet stores offer hand feeding formulas for baby birds. It s not easy to hand raise a bird but it can be done. There is A LOT of information I could give you but to save space, go to this website http://www.finchniche.com/a-handfeeding.php. There...

Finches: Society Finch won't fly., society, fly
society, fly, flightless: It s hard to say. Try holding the society in your hand and see if she then tries to fly. If she still doesn t, it could be a problem or it could just be an old injury that takes away her ability to fly (i.e. a broken wing). If the society doesn t fly even...

Finches: Zebra Finches flew away after laying eggs, hand feeding, baby finches
hand feeding, baby finches, zebra: There is a way should the parent not feed them. Sometimes one parent will still care for the young but will need a little help when it comes to feeding. For now just put one of those heat lamps found in the reptile section of the bird store and put it over...

Finches: bald finch, zebra finch, finches
zebra finch, finches, zebras: Sounds like she is either picking at her own rump or the male is. Keep a close eye on them and see who s doing it. To help discourage feather picking, you can buy some sour tasting spray from pet stores to spray onto the feathers. This is only to be done if...

Finches: nesting, finches, petsmart
Finches: nesting, finches, petsmart

Finches: female zebra finch killing males?, air sac, zebra finch
air sac, zebra finch, femaile: I highly doubt it. The biggest killer of finches is air sac mites. The best way to tell if your finches have it is to hold the bird to your ear and listen for clicking. If there is clicking, your birds have air sac mites. Air sac mites live in the lungs...

Finches: Keeping a Finch, wild bird food, bird sanctuary
wild bird food, bird sanctuary, wild birds: I would buy wild bird food if the finch is one from the wild and not one that escaped from someone s house. If it s wild, I don t recommend it. Wild birds don t do well in captivity. If I were you, I would try and find a bird sanctuary or some other place...

Finches: nesting, timothy hay, sisal
timothy hay, sisal, hamsters: I find that my birds don t like it either. They actually prefer nesting material that hamsters and the like use. Timothy hay is a good one and Sisal fiber on the website provided they get really creative with. String isn t good for them anyways. It can wrap...

Finches: Raised and rescued finch found attacked in cage broken wing please help
You will have to take the perches out and try and keep her on the floor of the cage. Clipping the feathers on the injured part will take away some of the weight. You should clip no higher than the black line. This will ease the pain a little and should lessen...

Finches: Society Finch drinking copious amounts of water, society finches, tame birds
society finches, tame birds, society finch: Sounds like he s sick with something. A vet trip would help but if you are worried, buying some liquid iodine from the website provided may help. This will should also help his feathers grow back. Iodine everyday for approximately one to two weeks should help....

Finches: Wild Finch hurt by cat attack, avian vet, niger seed
avian vet, niger seed, tail feathers: Unfortunately, there is very little you can do for a wild finch. I would take it to an avian vet and have them care for it or tell of you a place that cares for wild birds if I were you. You can try to care for it yourself but you will need the following:...

Finches: My Aviary, species of birds, budgies
species of birds, budgies, finches: You shouldn t mix parrots with finches. Budgies are much bigger than finches and can easily kill them. It really depends on the species of birds to determine what sex they are. Without knowing their species I can t tell you. As long as they have plenty of...

Finches: Death of Female Zebra Finches, wind eggs
wind eggs: It sounds like she died of wind eggs. Wind eggs are a result from the female s lack of calcium. The shell for the egg doesn t form or doesn t form properly and makes it difficult to impossible for the female to pass the egg. Crushed egg shells are an excellent...

Finches: My Aviary, orange cheeks, zebra finch
Finches: My Aviary, orange cheeks, zebra finch, budgie

Finches: Society Finches, Nest too Small?, fertile eggs, baies
Finches: Society Finches, Nest too Small?, fertile eggs, baies, bad idea

Finches: finches, cockatiel cage, star finch
cockatiel cage, star finch, male star: You can mix Stars and Gouldians. The cockatiel may be a problem. Just make sure they don t go through the bars or get stuck. Here is a chart to refer to in the future about what species of finches you can mix together: http://www.finchinfo.com/housing/compatible_species.ph...

Finches: Putting Males Zebra Finches Together, two eggs, mother bird
two eggs, mother bird, male baby: You can put a baby in with the dad to keep him company until you do get him a new girl. I have housed babies with fathers that have lost their mother and he showed no interest in breeding. Just get her a new girl but take your time to make sure you pick the...

Finches: Mother Finch died and left 5 newborns, 9 times out of 10, finches
9 times out of 10, finches, 7 months: The male will more than likely give it his best but he may need a little help in the end. However, I don t recommend you trying to hand feed the babies until you re sure that the male is struggling or not taking care of them because 9 times out of 10 beginners...

Finches: Sick Zebra Finch, zebra finches, zebra finch
zebra finches, zebra finch, chirps: Well, the most common affliction of finches is sac mites. The best way is to hold the bird up to your ear and listen for clicking. If he clicks while he breathes, he has sac mites. This is easily remedied, the website provided sells a product called Scatt...

Finches: Society Finches, Nest too Small?, society finches, fledgling stage
society finches, fledgling stage, proper diet: I m not entirely sure what the question is but it sounds like you want to know why the babies are on the floor and if it s alright to put them back into the nest. It sounds like the parents are just kicking them out of the nest. Are they still feeding the...

Finches: Zebra Finch and Yellow Spots, zebra finches, anatomy of birds
zebra finches, anatomy of birds, zebra finch: Unfortunately, the yellow spots could be anything. I would need a picture in order to give you an answer on what it is. Zebras are slightly aggressive by nature, this can not be helped. What can be helped is getting your finches used to each other before...

Finches: zebra finch,budgie, zebra finch, finches
zebra finch, finches, zebras: I have never heard of such a thing happening and don t recommend trying it. Budgies are much bigger than finches and even in the unlikely circumstance that the zebras to foster the budgie, they will not have the ability to care for the baby properly. It is...

Finches: zebra finches., zebra finches, finches
zebra finches, finches, zebras: I find Zebras incredibly hard to breed. It sounds like you re doing everything right. It sounds like they just aren t in the mood. All I can suggest is checking to make sure that they are indeed male and female; if they are, continue what you re doing and...

Finches: zebra finches, stress
stress: Stress: Lose weight fast-sure sign --A healthy weight for a finch is between 15-16g --You can go to any grocery store and buy a scale to weigh your birds They get sleepy eyes -sure sign Lethargic Don t eat/spit out more seeds than they eat If a finch...

Finches: baby society finches, society finches, adult birds
society finches, adult birds, new parents: It is best to leave the nest alone for now until you know if they are dedicated parents. Parents will usually keep the nest clean themselves but new parents sometimes don t. You don t want them to abandon the babies so it is best to leave it be. As for the...

Finches: Society Finches (Bangelese)
Finches: Society Finches (Bangelese)

Finches: fighting finches, zebra finches, thier babies
zebra finches, thier babies, new mate: I would suggest getting her a new boy (preferably from a breeder) and watching to make sure he is a good boy and won t force her into the nest. You have a choice to make with the mean boy, you can either sell him or get him a different girl and hope for the...

Finches: Society Finches (Bangelese), zebra finches, society finches
zebra finches, society finches, breed societies: You can start breed Societies after they are approximately one year old. They may not get the hang of raising young right away though. Male and female Societies are not sexually dimorphic so it s very hard to tell them apart just by looks. The only real way...

Finches: Zebra finch, zebra finch, simple eye
zebra finch, simple eye, turning into something: A picture would help but it sounds like it s infected. I ve never used visine before so I don t know if it s safe for a bird. What I do when my birds get an infected eye is clean it out with b filtered /b water and a kleenex (or something equally soft and...

Finches: Bangalese Female Died., zebra finches, society finches
zebra finches, society finches, social birds: There is no problem with that. Societies are very social birds and have no issues with other birds (aggressive and Society Finches don t belong in the same sentence). They CAN breed with each other but chances are they won t. Zebras and Societies are part...

Finches: dead female, zebra finches, finches
zebra finches, finches, eggs: He is an aggressive male and should have been removed when you saw him chasing the female around. The male was trying to get her to lay on the eggs and she refused because she s too young and the grit container isn t a nest. I strongly suggest tossing the...

Finches: Baby Zebra Finch Died, After Moulting?, baby zebra, bleach solution
baby zebra, bleach solution, necessary nutrients: Molting can be very stressful for birds. If the birds lack the necessary nutrients it can become even more sore. I doubt it killed the baby. It sounds more like a disease but I m unsure what it could be that could kill a bird, even a baby, so fast that there...

Finches: Finches Best Feed & Nesting., zebra finches, kind perusal
zebra finches, kind perusal, kind suggestion: It could be that she just doesn t like the pot. Zebra finches have a tendency to prefer wicker nests that you can buy in the store. I suggest trying this and offering a variety of nesting material for them. The website provided has plenty that birds like and...

Finches: Baby Zebra Finch Died, After Moulting?, zebra finches, finches
Finches: Baby Zebra Finch Died, After Moulting?, zebra finches, finches, molt

Finches: over feeding finch/mannikin, mannikins, nutmeg
mannikins, nutmeg, vet: It could be an infection. I suggest taking one of the parents to the vet and trying to get a medication called Nystatin. Give this to the babies twice a day. Just a drop! This should clear the infection. That is the problem with hand rearing is that the chance...

Finches: Society Finch compatibility, society finch, flight cage
society finch, flight cage, solo female: It is impossible for a society and a canary to breed. I do not recommend putting them together simply because of the size difference. If the Canary wanted to cause harm to the finch, there is nothing your society could do. I suggest getting another society....

Finches: Zebra mother plucking father and fledglings, zebras, feather plucking
zebras, feather plucking, father: First of all, I m glad to hear that you did research on what your birds like. Not a lot of people will read up on the animals. So kudos on that; it makes me happy. Secondly, there are a number of reasons the female could be picking at the feathers. The most...

Finches: zebra finch death, zebra finches, zebra finch
zebra finches, zebra finch, temperature drop: It could be because the temperature dropped suddenly. I doubt she was egg bound since in my experience 8 year old birds aren t fertile anymore. Unfortunately, due to her age I can t give you a for-sure answer but it sounds like the temperature drop, combined...

Finches: Zebra finch care, zebra finches, size cage
Finches: Zebra finch care, zebra finches, size cage, female pair

Finches: finch nests, zebra finches, parents return
zebra finches, parents return, zebras: Unfortunately, Zebras do have a tendency to do that. I suggest moving the zebras from the cage and watch to see if the parents return to their young. If the parents don t, you can try putting the zebras in and hope they raise them or give raising the babies...

Finches: Green singing finch looses feathers, feather mites, wing feathers
feather mites, wing feathers, tail feathers: This sounds like it could be feather mites. In fact, I m almost positive your problem in feather mites. Feather mites are little well, mites that live on the body of birds in their feathers. The eat the feathers and cause no end to itching. A classic sign...

Finches: Zebra finch care, zebra finch care, grain beetles
zebra finch care, grain beetles, cuttlefish bone: Then finches are not for you. Finches are expensive, messy, and a lot of work. They need vitamin supplements, high quality food (lower quality tends to have grain beetles), and a cage (proper cages are far from cheap). I do not recommend birds for you simply...

Finches: Baby Finch, zebra finches, new parents
zebra finches, new parents, finches: Getting a spare cage would be a good idea. Whether they re breeding or not, a spare cage is a good thing to have. It sounds like the parents just don t know what to do. Are they new parents? Unfortunately, there isn t much you can do but put the baby back...

Finches: Female Zebra finch unable to stand or perch, boiled eggs, brain injury
boiled eggs, brain injury, finches: This almost sounds like a brain injury or the bird equivalent of a stroke. Has she flown into anything (like a window) recently or done anything that involved her hitting her head? Are her eyes sleepy or is she alert? Is she puffed out or are her feathers...

Finches: my finches, orange cheeked waxbills, waxbill
orange cheeked waxbills, waxbill, nest materials: It does sound like the waxbill is a male and is trying to court the spice finch. The best way to tell the sex of a bird (without a DNA test) is to blow on the vent. Males will have long feeler feathers and females won t. It s strange that the waxbill would...

Finches: Gouldian Finches attacking each other, gouldian finches, finches
gouldian finches, finches, budgies: It sounds like the males want to breed and the female doesn t. It also sounds like this was the case for the other females and the males are fighting for the right to breed. Chances are that it is only one male causing all this trouble. The best thing right...

Finches: atacking gouldian..pls help, Gouldian, Babies
Gouldian, Babies, Killing: The male is killing the babies to get the female to breed. Gouldians are rarely good parents so if you want babies you must either care for them yourself the moment they hatch or find a good pair of Societies and have them raise the babies (Societies are excellent...

Finches: Death of Zebra Finch Parents with 5 babies left, zebra, death
zebra, death, babies: Not for a while. You can put SMALL seeds and millet in their cage so they can start experimenting with it. The babies will start to wean themselves mostly by refusing the syringe and regurgitating the food you give them (WARNING: them regurgitating the food...

Finches: Fighting Finches, zebra, pair
zebra, pair, puffed up: It almost sounds like he is trying woo her. I ve had zebra males pluck feathers before for no real reason. You can separate the two and put their cages beside each other to see what he does but it doesn t sound like he s being aggressive. The fact the female...

Finches: atacking gouldian..pls help, irresponsible breeders, finches
Finches: atacking gouldian..pls help, irresponsible breeders, finches, aviary

Finches: My female zebra finch died. Should I get another?, zebra, death
zebra, death, companion: I would get a new immediately and completely sterilize the old one just to make sure that there isn t something on the cage. I ve never heard of a finch chewing on the bars unless there was something that could be used as nesting material on the other side....

Finches: finches death, Finch, death
Finch, death, sudden: The chances of deadly fumes killing your kids is slim. Finches are very fragile little guys, the fumes from cooking in the kitchen can make them sick. It is more than likely where they were. I will ask you some questions to try and find out what MAY have...

Finches: Society Finch sick?, infrared heat lamp, air sac
infrared heat lamp, air sac, society finch: It may be air sac mites. The best way to tell is to hold your bird up to your ear and listen for clicking. If you hear clicking, the website provided offers Scatt which kills air sac mites. If you don t hear clicking, take a look at her nasal passage and...

Finches: Zebra Finch Pecking at mate, zebra finches, zebra finch
zebra finches, zebra finch, polysporin: To me it sounds like he wants to breed again and she doesn t want to. This is unfortunately a problem. It is best to separate the two and use polysporin on the wound (just a little, you want to help the injury heal and polysporin is oily and difficult to get...

Finches: Baby zebra finches, baby zebra finches, best guess
baby zebra finches, best guess, first timers: You can care for them on your own or you can leave them with people who know what they re doing. It s not impossible to handfeed finches but it is difficult and first timers often kill the babies by accident. When handfeeding babies, it is a good idea to feed...

Finches: Purple Finch, purple finch, adult birds
purple finch, adult birds, back porch: The best thing to do is to take out anything where the seeds are too big. The website provided had perfect food for fledglings when they re learning to eat. A good idea would be to add some vitamin powder to the food just to make sure that both parents and...

Finches: Adopting a Lone Female, zebra finches, zebra finch
zebra finches, zebra finch, gentle personality: You don t HAVE to. You can train her to be a shoulder bird like parrot owners do. I have never done so so I can t tell you how it s done. Zebra finches don t seem to really care whether their buddy is a boy or a girl so it s really up to you. I would get...

Finches: finches, spice finch, waxbill
spice finch, waxbill, having babies: It is physically impossible for a waxbill and a spice finch to reproduce. That would be like a dog getting a cat pregnant. It just isn t possible. I would just leave the two alone for now. They both seem happy as is and there is no chance of them having babies....

Finches: Lonely male zebra finch, society finches, zebra finch
society finches, zebra finch, 2 eggs: It is not possible to introduce a new female now. If you don t want to hand-feed the babies themselves. You can TRY Society finches. Societies are the birds of choice when it comes to fostering and will sit on any eggs that are in their nest. Try to get two...

Finches: Societ Finch Chicks, egg shell, hamster ball
egg shell, hamster ball, society finch: It sounds like you ve got everything that they could ever need. You can feed them egg shell if you want but I use a calcium supplement that is added to the water a couple times a week (the website provided sells it). I would consider taking out the seeds so...

Finches: Finches Baby not surviving., finches, finch
finches, finch, babies: There are many reasons why babies die, parents aren t feeding them right, they re sick, the parents are sick, the parents aren t feeding them at all, the parents aren t sitting on them, the nest is improper...the list goes on. The best way to ensure survival...

Finches: bird, pet finches, worst case scenario
pet finches, worst case scenario, best case scenario: Sell them! NEVER let pet finches free. Best case scenario (for the ecosystem, not your birds) is that the birds will, hopefully, get eaten (starving to death isn t really a way to go) and that s the end of it. Worst case scenario is damage to the ecosystem....

Finches: bird, zebra finches, family theory
zebra finches, family theory, zebras: Yes. Societies and Zebras are actually part of the same family (theory is that societies were once zebras since Societies don t exist in the wild). Societies are extremely social, it s not unusual for them to stuff themselves all into one nest. Zebras aren...

Finches: father zebra finch died, finches, tips and tricks
Finches: father zebra finch died, finches, tips and tricks, babies

Finches: father zebra finch died, zebra finches, wild finches
zebra finches, wild finches, feed babies: At two weeks, it will be a lot of stress on the mother to feed the babies herself. You will have to help out but be warned, you will more than likely kill the babies but if you don t help, you stand the chance of losing the mother as well as the babies. Unfortunately,...

Finches: Finches Baby not surviving., baby birds, precautionary measures
baby birds, precautionary measures, foster parents: There s not much you can do to make get them to adjust fast. Birds, like every other animal, take it at their own pace. You can stimulate them to breed by making sure that they have a lot of food and a lot of different kinds of food (make sure you know if...

Finches: Zebra finches fighting, zebra finches, fake plants
zebra finches, fake plants, craft stores: You can try taking the boxes back out and that MIGHT calm them down. Zebras can be somewhat aggressive when they re breeding. What you can also try are some visual blocks; such as fake plants (like the kind you get at craft stores, just make sure you wash...

Finches: Death of Mom, parental instinct, left behind 3
parental instinct, left behind 3, society finch: You COULD put in another finch. I ve never done so with Societies and am unsure if the father and new bird would watch over the babies. While Societies are the foster parents of the bird world, not all have the parental instinct that the species is infamous...

Finches: EGG FOOD, society finches, egg food
society finches, egg food, bird nutrition: I ve always found that Tropimix is an excellent brand of bird food and use it myself. I trust what s in Hagen and it will work for what you want to use it for, however, if you want to make sure they are getting everything go to www.ladygouldian.com it s the...

Finches: EGG FOOD, egg food, boiled eggs
Finches: EGG FOOD, egg food, boiled eggs, stead

Finches: SEXING SOCIETY FINCHES, birds
Finches: SEXING SOCIETY FINCHES, birds

Finches: SEXING SOCIETY FINCHES, spice finches, society finch
spice finches, society finch, society finches: First off, what do you mean by grass? As in grass from your lawn or a pet store? Finches can be particular about their nesting material. It really depends on the bird. Societies don t exist in the wild and never have so they really don t have any of the...

Finches: aggressive female finch, finches, yesterday afternoon
finches, yesterday afternoon, chases: It s best to leave mom and babies alone. Some females are extremely protective of their young. Leave him FOR NOW but keep a very close eye on the cage. Most females will eventually relax once they realize the males won t harm their young. If she doesn t, remove...

Finches: Finch cage, zebra finches, size cage
zebra finches, size cage, finches: 30 inches long, by 18 inches high and 18 inches wide is adequate for two finches. And you can put them by an open window as long as the window does NOT open. One, breezes can make your birds sick and two, they might escape from their cage and out the window....

Finches: Bald baby society finches, feather mites, bald baby
feather mites, bald baby, bald spots: It could be feather mites (finchfaqs.webs.com will explain what those are) and the treatment is quite simple. I personally use Avian Insect Liquidator (A.I.L.) which can be bought from ladygouldianfinch.com. Just make sure you FOLLOW THE DIRECTIONS EXACTLY....

Finches: My female finch might be dying!?, zebra finch, air sac
zebra finch, air sac, calcium supplements: You may be forced to swallow the expense and take her to a vet. It could be she is low on calcium considering she just laid eggs. I suggest buying calcium supplements from ladygouldian.com and get that going in her water in case she s trying to deal with a...

Finches: Male finch won't let mother in nest aggressive, protective instincts, finch
protective instincts, finch, zebra: It sounds like the male either has very strong protective instincts or just doesn t like the female sitting in the nest because then she doesn t want to mate. Separating the two was the right idea but getting a completely new nest might be the only way to...

Finches: Zebra finches dying in nest, zebra finches, finch nest
zebra finches, finch nest, food dish: First off, how did you come to the conclusion that the birds broke their neck? While it is possible for a finch to break it s neck, two in a row is a little hard to believe. Assuming it is the nest, what kind of nest are you using? Zebras prefer a covered...

Finches: Male zebra finch mysteriously dead, zebra finches, dead carcass
zebra finches, dead carcass, earthen pots: I am assuming that the birds live outside. I NEVER recommend having birds outside cage or no unsupervised. It does sound like a predator got them. Most likely the hawk. I suggest keeping them inside the house and only in the outside when you can watch them....

Finches: 3 babies, pin feathers, visual barriers
pin feathers, visual barriers, plastic plants: It depends on the species really. My website offers Aviary compatibility but that s really just a guideline. The best way to tell is to watch your birds secretly and see if they fight. If you can t watch them without them seeing you, look for wounds or bald...

Finches: Different species, male zebra finch, avairy birds
male zebra finch, avairy birds, gouldian: I don t see a problem with introducing a male gouldian to your group but I would keep an eye on the cage while everyone gets used to eachother. The birds you have all are technically avairy birds but zebras have been known to be slightly aggressive. For...

Finches: society finches laying eggs, society finches, egg food
society finches, egg food, society finch: keeping the eggs in a seed dish is not a good idea. Put a nest in and leave the societies. Even if the gouldians abandon the babies, there is a good chance the societies will foster them. I find that the website www.ladygouldian.com has excellent products...

Finches: House Finch
Finches: House Finch

Finches: laying eggs weeks apart and no babies, fertile eggs, finches
Finches: laying eggs weeks apart and no babies, fertile eggs, finches

Finches: House Finch, house finch, avian vet
house finch, avian vet, bird sanctuary: Unfortunately, I don t know enough on wild birds to help you pick a companion (domesicated finches would NOT be a good idea). Normally I would say release him into the wild but due to his leg you have a choice to make; either care for the bird yourself (which...

Finches: laying eggs weeks apart and no babies, two eggs, duds
two eggs, duds, finch: The easiest way to check if an egg is fertile is to shine a light through it a couple of days after it is laid. You will easily see the difference between a fertile and nonfertile (nonfertile will appear to have nothing in them). If you are wondering, you...

Finches: finch baby, finches, spenser
finches, spenser, parents: Seeing as how the answer to your question is VERY long, here are the website I used when I first started hand feeding finches. http://www.gouldianfinch.info/breeding/handfeeding.htm http://www.birdsnways.com/articles/spenser.htm Both websites will explain...

Finches: finches suddenly lost motor skills and lurching around, one of the survivors, best guess
one of the survivors, best guess, mysterious illness: Unfortunately I m no vet but I ve had this happen to my own finches on the rare occasion. My best guess is it s either a stroke or brain damage. Either way it can t be fixed. The best you can do is put some food and water at the bottom where they can access...

Finches: lady green singer finch, 1st eggs and balding of breast, upper breast, female birds
upper breast, female birds, breast area: Female birds will pull their feathers to create a soft nest for their babies. So I m not too worried about that as long as there is a nest and nesting material. As for the eggs on the ground, it sounds like male is kicking them out because he wants to breed...

Finches: baby finches, finches, chicks
finches, chicks, zebra: That is quite possible. When there s babies, you want to disturb the parents and babies as little as possible. Also, if you used a chemical cleaner, that could have killed the babies as well. I only clean nesting material when there s babies in a cage and...

Finches: finches, sick bird, finches
sick bird, finches, fresh food: She is a sick bird. I highly recommend finding a vet closest to you that deals with birds but in the meantime what you can do to help is to buy a heater and thermometer and keep the cage temperature around 31C. Make sure she has plenty of fresh food and water....

Finches: finches foot, finches, left foot
finches, left foot: What kind of limp? Does the leg move at all? It could be that the leg just doesn t work for whatever reason. Unfortunately, there isn t much you can do. Since the bird is so young, it will learn to adapt to one leg. Just make sure there s a place for him to...

Finches: Baby zebra finch care, zebra finch care, zebra finches
zebra finch care, zebra finches, baby zebra: There is so much to tell so instead of typing it all here, here are some links with visual aids that will help in caring for finch babies http://www.birdsnways.com/articles/spenser.htm http://www.ladygouldianfinch.com/features_handfeeding-myra.php As...

Finches: Zebra Finch living on cage floor, zebra finch, cage floor
zebra finch, cage floor, headless chicken: Unfortunately, it doesn t sound like it s possible for this bird to live like a regular bird. I have had birds that have had this problem. The best you can do is keep the cage litter soft and clean, have food and water for him. Having more rope perches (available...

Finches: Baby finch molting, tail feathers, cage floor
tail feathers, cage floor, fledglings: It s still too soon for the baby to be separated. I would continue to put the baby either back in the nest or on an upper perch. I doubt the missing tail feathers are causing the flight trouble. Fledglings just aren t that coordinated. If you re really worried,...

Finches: Java Finches not breeding., kind suggestion, nest boxes
kind suggestion, nest boxes, finches: So I m guessing that you re asking why your birds aren t breeding and what you can do to change that. Javas, like most finches, need to be a year old before they start to successfully breed so it sounds like they are too young. How large is your cage? For...

Finches: laying eggs, zebra finches, spray millet
zebra finches, spray millet, nesting instinct: Chances are they ve never seen a nest before in their life and so have no clue how to use them. You re going to have to get creative on how to get them to go into the nest. Once you ve done that, instinct should take care of the rest. One of the popular methods...

Finches: finches babys, mother bird, soft food
mother bird, soft food, finches: I would go to ladygouldian.com and order something called Miracle grow . This is a soft food that is high in nutrients but easily digested by little bodies. I would also remove all seeds and just have pellets in there. When a mother bird feeds finch babies...

Finches: Finches stopped breeding., strawberry finch, zebra finches
strawberry finch, zebra finches, society finches: It is hard to say for sure because I m not there to actually see the birds. It could just be that the environment is not quite right. They are nesting so that is a good thing but they may not think it the best time to raise a clutch. In my experience, finches...

Finches: Unable to find same-species mate, egg binding, waxbill
egg binding, waxbill, species of birds: The best thing you can do is find another species of Waxbill that would be compatible with your Orange cheeked waxbill. After some research I have discovered that your bird belongs the Estrilda genus so your best bet would be to research what birds fall...

Finches: zebra finch babies
Unfortunately finch babies are easily killed because of how small and fragile they are. Here are a few tips I ve learned from my own mistakes: 1. A pink baby is a healthy baby. If the baby goes pale, something s wrong 2. A hungry baby is a healthy baby....

Finches: Zebra Finch feather parasites
From the picture it looks like what your birds have is feather lice but the size makes me doubt that since lice on finches shouldn t be visible to the naked eye from what I gather an insect like that would be more likely found on larger birds like pigeons...

Finches: cant check society finch nest, Society, babies
Society, babies: The only real way to check is to shoo one of the parents out of the nest and check. I have had to do this from time to time and the Societies usually go back because they re parenting is so strong that abandoning a nest isn t really an option (I ve had Societies...

Finches: fighting finches, zebra finches, food dish
zebra finches, food dish, aggressive side: No, that is not normal. It sounds to me like you have Zebra Finches which are known to be on the somewhat aggressive side. It also sounds like the male wanted to mate with the female some more and she wasn t letting him because of the eggs. The best way to...

Finches: Dud eggs, dna testing, frig
dna testing, frig, dud: Sorry for the late reply, I didn t realize my answer didn t send! The only sure way to tell a male from a female is through DNA testing however you can also check the vent of the birds. If there are long feeler feathers around the opening, it s a male if...

Finches: Baby Zebra Finch, zebra finches, baby zebra
zebra finches, baby zebra, zebra finch: Babies will sometimes do that. The best I can figure is that they re full enough to be tired. I usually try stroking their beaks with the syringe to get them to open up again. All else fails, you just come back later to finish feeding. I wouldn t be too worried...

Finches: My finch is traumatized. What can I do?, male zebra finch, eye dropper
male zebra finch, eye dropper, avian vet: With something like this a vet wouldn t help. However, there is a few things you can do. It sounds like he is stressed and the fact he is puffed out and plucking his feathers (thus the bald spot). Move the cage into a quiet room and cover three sides of the...

Finches: Zebra Finch Dislocated Hip, zebra finch, grasping at straws
zebra finch, grasping at straws, avian vet: I m sorry to hear what happened to your finch. I have had handicapped finches before and know the heart break of it. However, it sounds like there is little else that can be done. As long as the litter on the bottom of the cage is soft you ve done everything....

Finches: Adult finches pulling out baby finch tail feathers, tail feathers, finches
tail feathers, finches, mother father: Unfortunately, some parents do this. I don t know why but sometimes using a sour tasting spray available at pet stores helps. Otherwise you will have to either separate the babies from the parents and attempt handfeeding or wait until the babies are weaned...

Finches: soceity finch hurt foot, avian vet, foot rest
avian vet, foot rest, piece of cloth: Unfortunately, there isn t much you or a vet could do. It could be broken but unless the vet is incredibly skilled, they can t wrap it. The best thing you could do is try and help her rest her foot. I usually do this by wrapping the bird in a soft piece of...

Finches: New born finches
Sorry for the late reply. I didn t realize my answer didn t send. The best option right now is to hand feed the babies yourself. It s incredibly difficult but it is possible. There are websites out there that help and my website does have a video on how to...

Finches: Sick Society finch?
It looks like a crop infection. This is something easily treated with a visit to a vet. My vet prescribes a drug called Nystatin (I doubt that s how its spelt) and after a few doses the infection goes away. This is something that REQUIRES a vet visit as there...

Finches: quiry regarding finch bird.
The amount of eggs that a finch lays depends on the species. As to why the egg is on the bottom of the cage, the male could have thrown it out to get the female to breed again or they simply could have accidentally knocked it out of the nest while they were...

Finches: Male zebra finch flew away leaving behind the female and three eggs
I would not recommend getting another male at this time. I would recommend watching the female (without disturbing her too much) and possibly helping with feeding the infants should any hatch. The chances of another male accepting the eggs are low and there...

Finches: domestic pet finches actions
This could be any number of things. I would start with holding one of the birds to your ear and listening for clicking. If the bird clicks while breathing, they have sac mites which is easily treated with S76 or Scatt (I use scatt) which can be bought from...

Finches: My male zebra finch
It s strange he s ripping out his own feathers. He could be trying to create soft nest for his family. I would try putting torn strips of kleenex into the cage or other soft nesting material (avoid string nesting material since it can get caught in the babies...

Finches: Finch Compatibility
So your cage can hold between 4-6 finches comfortably. Strawberry finches are considered passive birds so you should be able to add them to the cage whenever you like. If you are worried about fighting, one thing you can do is add visual barriers to the cage....

Finches: Tail feathers are falling off
I apologize for not getting back to you sooner. I never got the original email. It sounds like it either could be bullying or simply a case of feather mites. Keep an eye on the cage (don t let your birds catch you) to see if there is bullying. If one bird...

Finches: zebra finches
Sorry I didn t respond sooner. I didn t get the email saying I had questions. When introducing new birds, it s best to have them each in their own cage side by side so they get used to each other safely. You don t have to always do this (I don t) but you still...

Finches: Baby finch
Leave the eggs in there for they will help the parents from sitting on the baby too hard. I would not recommend moving the nest or touching it beyond what is necessary. You can replace the nesting material if it s bad but other than that, I would leave it...

Finches: Baby, new eggs,
I m not entirely sure what your question is. You want them to stop laying eggs? The only sure way to do that is to remove the nests completely but that doesn t sound like an option. There are two things you can try. The first is to limit the amount of food...

Finches: My two female birds are fighting
It almost sounds like the bully female doesn t like the idea of another female around the one male. This can be solved by making sure the females are always separate (including free flight time), getting another male, or getting rid of the bully female. You...

Finches: ill java finch
Sorry for the late reply. It sounds like she is still recovering from her stress. From the sounds of things, the male was trying to bully her into mating (or just being a bully period). The best thing for stressed birds is lots of quiet time and a cage temperature...

Finches: breeding between zebra/shafttail
I would suggest housing them separately from the other birds since they will more than likely try ro nest regardless if theres a nest or not and they ve already proven to be very aggressive. Shaft tails and Zebras do belong to the same family so their eggs...

Finches: Gouldian finch
I would wait until she is fully recovered before introducing a new male. She sounds pretty traumatized. Putting her into a recovery cage was a very good idea. If you haven t done so already, move her to a quiet room in the house (I would keep her indoors...

Finches: bengalese finches
This is actually normal behavior for Society Finches. All Society finches will stuff themselves into one nest. If you re worried about babies getting squished, put some dud eggs in the nest as well, this will help keep all the finches from sitting too hard...

Finches: Adapting a 'walk-in' greenhouse into an aviary, large birdcage, thermal material
large birdcage, thermal material, aviary: Wow! What a fantastic idea! I think I will do that next spring...No,you re not being foolish at all. What kind of birds? Finches? Just make sure you have enough warmth,and they ll be great in there. Maybe you can put a light in there to add warmth for...

Finches: aviary, aviary concept, outdoor aviary
aviary concept, outdoor aviary, outdoor flight: I am not entirely sure that putting canaries and finches together is a good idea. Well every finche needs 20 of flying space. If I did the calculation right, you can keep a maximum of 22 birds. Do be careful though and watch carefully the birds and the...

Finches: Baby Finches, protein rich food, egg hatches
protein rich food, egg hatches, finches: Two ears old is a good age for a bird to be laying eggs. Keep an eye on her to make sure she is doing what she is supposed to be doing (sitting on it mostly) and put some protein rich food in there for her and her mate. When the egg hatches, they ll need it...

Finches: Baby Finches, soft fabric, finches
soft fabric, finches, feathers: Sounds like the little guy fell out of the cage or wanted to fly and fell. Poor little thing. You can fix that problem with something to catch the birds if they fall out again. Get some uber soft fabric and have enough of it to stick out a foot out from...

Finches: Baby finches, small birds, expeirence
small birds, expeirence, finches: From my knowledge and expeirence with finches and other birds of roughly the same size, they can fly very well. Better than some large birds. My own finches escaped from their cages once and flew across the room (which is no small room by the way). The answer...

Finches: Breeding problems, zebras, finches
zebras, finches, feathers: They could just not be ready or both are male. A good way to tell is blow on the rear and see if it s bare or not. If it is, it s a girl. If there are long feathers, it s a boy. They aren t good parents. If you want to have babies I suggest you get a pair...

Finches: baby zebras, 2 eggs, young chick
2 eggs, young chick, dead baby: Hi, this is actually quite normal..in each batch of chicks theres almost always 1 or 2 deaths. The parents usually throw them out of the nests. It means there was some kind of problem with the young chick...it s sad,but nature..hope the other is ok...Elizabet...

Finches: balding mother finch, wing feathers, emergency appointment
wing feathers, emergency appointment, female babies: I have only one piece of advice you need to follow: GET THAT BIRD TO A VET! You have a severly ill bird on your hands! The sooner you get that finch to a vet the better chance it has for survival. While waiting for the appointment (if you are unable to get...

Finches: band on finches leg, 2 birds, finches
2 birds, finches, society 1: Don t worry about the band. You stand a better chance of breaking their legs trying to get the band off than them getting it caught on something. Besides, the band contains important information like when they were born. However, if you are insistent, take...

Finches: birds, zebra finches, birdsnways
zebra finches, birdsnways, hatchlings: I am not all together sure if the father does feed the babies. Since most finches mate for life I would guess he would be upset and probably not care for the babies. My advice to you is to hand feed them. I have never had to hand feed a finch but here are...

Finches: breast feathers gone, breast feathers, cordon bleus
breast feathers, cordon bleus, flight cage: Hi Deb, sorry to respond so late...my computer has been down :( Anyways,I would think this losing feather problem could be molting...this time of year it s very normal for a hen to start her moult and become new again. You could most likely put her...

Finches: breeding finches, zebra finch, petstore
zebra finch, petstore, possiblity: There is a possiblity that siblings will mate with eachother. If you are unsure, go to a different petstore and buy a male and then to another petstore and buy a female. Then let the four choose their mate. The chicks won t immediately but have the same possibility...

Finches: breeding zebra finches, zebra finches, food dish
zebra finches, food dish, seed husks: Step by step? Well I ll tell you what I can but Zebra breeding isn t my area of expertise but I will try. First of all, you can t force them to court, if they don t like eachother then they don t like eachother but here are signs that they will be doing when...

Finches: breeding?, wicker basket, finch nest
wicker basket, finch nest, millet spray: Offering them both kinds of nests is a good idea and after they have chosen, remove the one they don t like but remember to have the food and water close by. I like to keep my finches at around 23C a little higher or a little lower won t kill them. If they...

Finches: canaries and zebra finch, zebra finch, canaries
zebra finch, canaries, finches: I am not entirely sure how the two would react with eachother but would not risk it if I were you. And just fyi, canaries DO NOT sing they just make noise that is similar to a siren if you ask me. But still, best to keep canaries and finches seperate. Just...

Finches: canary, problem books, blood spot
problem books, blood spot, parakeets: 1. I am not entirely sure how long it takes Canary eggs to hatch but perhaps the eggs are duds. That could very well be. If you want to make sure, take one old egg out of the nest and break it open. If you see just a yolk, than you know it is a dud. If you...

Finches: daddy finch, head and shoulders, artice
head and shoulders, artice, finch: I would keep an eye on her and see if she is taking care of the young. If not, try the dad and if the dad doesn t take care of the babies, you will have to. You can get hand feeding food from pet stores and I have an informative artice I can give yout he...

Finches: dead young, orange breast, finches
orange breast, finches, chick: Hi Joy, sorry to hear this...sometimes finches will throw their young out of the nest to make more room. This is actually called baby toss. It s not uncommon, and there is a reason for this, but us as humans can t understand it. Sometimes the babies are...

Finches: death of male finch, bird diseases, urate
bird diseases, urate, finches: Hmmm that is odd but not as odd as you probably think. The problem with birds is that they don t show signs of sickness until they are very sick. That seems to be the case with your male. I don t know what he had but if you are worried about the female a...

Finches: death of young finch, zebra finch, water bowls
zebra finch, water bowls, leaving the nest: Hi again Shirley, Sometimes it takes a few tries for new finch parents to become successful. It s not easy,but you will get used to ditched hatchlings. For some reason the parents will sometimes find something not right, and out it comes...I know it s...

Finches: Eating Eggs?, zebra finches, sick birds
zebra finches, sick birds, finch species: They may have eaten the eggs. I am not sure. I know that all finch species make good parents. That could be the case with your zebras. I have never heard of this before but it wouldn t surprise me. Cats have an instinct to kill and eat their own young if they...

Finches: egg food, hard boiled egg, egg food
hard boiled egg, egg food, type of food: Hi, It really isn t necessary for you to give them this type of food...unless the females are being bred,or are raising young. If you do breed,then you only need to leave the egg out for a coule hours,as it can spoil fast... but you won t need to give...

Finches: FEMALE ZEBRA FINCH, zebra finch, egg binding
zebra finch, egg binding, tail feathers: Hi Marion, check to make sure she isn t experiencing egg binding..This is when the hens has an egg which won t come down,and can be very dangerous. The symptoms are when they sit on the cage bottom,and act lethargic. if she isn t then it could be that she...

Finches: Featherless Finch baby, tail feathers, birth defect
tail feathers, birth defect, finches: Did it have pin feathers earlier on? If so, someone had been picking on the little guy. If not, I don t know what to say. It could be a birth defect but I suspect someone is pulling at him. If you keep the temperature up in the cage at a constant 31C for...

Finches: Female Finch is not as active, finches, pet store
finches, pet store, finch: Hi Wendy, you ll recognize egg binding by the female looking fluffed up,and panting,usually sitting on the floor of the cage,or sitting with her wings hanging down. You ll also see her pushing. If this behaviour doesn t clear up within 6 hours you can...

Finches: FINCHES, zebra finch, gouldian finch
zebra finch, gouldian finch, problem water: Zebras are naturally aggressive but gouldians are usually bigger. If you would like to try it, go ahead but keep an eye on them to make sure everything is doing okay. Both need basically the samethings, heat lamp, cage cover, water, food, treats, the odd...

Finches: Finch Eye Infection, eye ointment, closed eye
eye ointment, closed eye, eye infection: The polysporin eyedrops are a very good idea. Once thing that might help is warm water and a CLEAN SOFT cloth (cotton works really good) and wash the eye GENTLY. Also using regular polysporin on the CLOSED eye. I did one thing different from the eyedrops,...

Finches: Finch Hatchlings and Food, fish tank, food question
fish tank, food question, hatchlings: It sounds like they are eating the young (never heard of it befoer but hey, could be happening if they are no where). Is there anything around the nest or in the cage to show the possible culprit of their disappearance? No matter what, if you want to keep...

Finches: Finch seems unwell after egg-laying, cuttlefish bones, tail feathers
cuttlefish bones, tail feathers, heat lamp: She could simply have more eggs. Females lay a few eggs over a number of days. If you are worried, turn up the heat in the cage (heat lamp works really well). The extra heat and lots of quiet time does wonders for birds. I don t know about the white but my...

Finches: Finches losing feathers on neck, chin area, correct spelling
chin area, correct spelling, finches: This sounds like the work of mites. The beak rubbing is the give away. If you want to be sure, soak the bird and shine a light through the neck so you can see the inside of the neck (be careful! Bird s necks are extremely fragile!) if you see the inside with...

Finches: My Finches are losing their feathers, zebra finches, new birds
zebra finches, new birds, vitamins and minerals: Are they rubbing their beaks on perches? Or sitting around ot in the food? Is anything out of the ordinary besides the feathers? If so, it sounds like their bored. Try changing their toys or turning the tv on for them. Bored birds pick at their feathers and...

Finches: birds, female bird, little ones
Finches: birds, female bird, little ones, babies

Finches: breeding finches, siblings, eggs
Finches: breeding finches, siblings, eggs, pot

Finches: breeding zebra finches, distured, finches
Finches: breeding zebra finches, distured, finches, egg

Finches: canaries and zebra finch, canaries songs, male chicks
Finches: canaries and zebra finch, canaries songs, male chicks, zebra finches

Finches: death of male finch, finches, eggs
Finches: death of male finch, finches, eggs

Finches: Eating Eggs?, finches, hatch
Finches: Eating Eggs?, finches, hatch, egg shell

Finches: egg food, miracle food, seed mixture
Finches: egg food, miracle food, seed mixture, soft food

Finches: Featherless Finch baby, neck feathers, zebra finch
Finches: Featherless Finch baby, neck feathers, zebra finch, bald spots

Finches: my female zebra finch, zebra finches, stress and illness
Finches: my female zebra finch, zebra finches, stress and illness, wild birds

Finches: finch that can't fly, new bird, finch
Finches: finch that can't fly, new bird, finch, mate

Finches: Gouldian finches, watt light, glob
Finches: Gouldian finches, watt light, glob, e mail

Finches: ill zebra finch, zebra finch, average lifespan
Finches: ill zebra finch, zebra finch, average lifespan, 8 years

Finches: Male or female?, chirp, girls
Finches: Male or female?, chirp, girls

Finches: society finches, zebra finches, finches
Finches: society finches, zebra finches, finches, zebra

Finches: wild baby finch, human hands, forage
Finches: wild baby finch, human hands, forage, wildlife rehabilitator

Finches: Zebra Finches, chicks, eggs
Finches: Zebra Finches, chicks, eggs, nest

Finches: zebra finch cock plucks one chicks tail feathers.., finches, zebra
Finches: zebra finch cock plucks one chicks tail feathers.., finches, zebra, good luck

Finches: zebra finch losing feathers, zebra finch, finches
Finches: zebra finch losing feathers, zebra finch, finches, mail

Finches: fatherless zebra finch hatchling, inbreeding, informative website
inbreeding, informative website, zebra: She should be able to on her own but if you find she is having difficulty, you can hand feed the baby (I have a very informative website about hand feeding if you want it). Slight inbreeding shouldn t cause too much of trouble but I wouldn t recommend you...

Finches: my female zebra finch, zebra finch, heat lamp
zebra finch, heat lamp, quiet area: Pulling out feathers is a sign of stress. Do you have a heat lamp on the cage? If no, get one. They are in the reptile section of pet stores. Make sure it isn t the male pulling out her feathers. If this doesn t help, move her to a seperate cage from him...

Finches: female zebra finches, zebra finches, food dish
zebra finches, food dish, 2 females: Hi Leanne, I would put 2 females and 2 males together..you don t have to breed them. They will choose their mates and live very happily together. Pairs are also fun to watch. If you don t provide a nesting box and nesting materials,they won t have a nest...

Finches: a few baby finch questions, finches, molt
finches, molt, feathers: 1. You can not tell the gender, aside from DNA sexing, until after the first molt when the baby feathers are lost and the adult feathers are grown in. 2. I would keep the pair together. Many species of finches mate for life. 3. I doubt that is the cause,...

Finches: My finch has barried her eggs, finches, duds
finches, duds, zebras: She has rejected them. You might as well get rid of them. If it has been over a day the eggs have gone without the warmth, then they are duds. If you want to get babies I suggest buying a pair of finches (don t need to be boy and girl) and give the eggs to...

Finches: finch death, zebra finches, head feathers
zebra finches, head feathers, cage bottom: The first part about both laying on the eggs doesn t strike me as unusual. The male and female will often take turns too. The male sitting on the bottom of the cage does strike me as odd. He could be sick, keep an eye on him and look for any of these symptoms:...

Finches: finch eggs, finch eggs, society finches
finch eggs, society finches, blood spot: I doubt the eggs are fertile. The best way to tell is to take an eggs out and break it open. If there is a blood spot, it was fertilized, if not, it isn t. What the birds are doing is taking turns sitting on the eggs. This is normal behavior and I wouldn...

Finches: finch eye is swolen, 2 females, rice water
2 females, rice water, quack: I would separate him fromt he female (incase it is contagious) but it sounds like an infection. Get his feathered rump to an avairy vet (one that doesn t prescribe stuff like rice water or anything like that. Obvious quack) for something to treat the little...

Finches: finch that can't fly, zebra finches, outdoor aviary
zebra finches, outdoor aviary, avairy: It could be that her wings just aren t strong enough. I would put the bird in the avairy and just put food in the bottom for her. This will get her wings nice and strong so they can carry her. The smaller cage will only cause more harm because she will never...

Finches: My finch won't fly?, quiet room, couple weeks
quiet room, couple weeks, finch: The fledgling could not be ready to fly. I would not worry about the toes unless it inhibits the birds movement or it s gripping ability. She does seem stressed. Move her into a seperate cage into a quiet room. Keep her there for a couple weeks and see if...

Finches: finch, reference check, finches
reference check, finches: No. This is a volunteer site. All the answers given are from caring people who wish to help others. Please, future reference, check out the about us section of this site for more information. I deal with finches and know little about the site itself. I did...

Finches: finches, zebra species, finches
zebra species, finches, spenser: I am going to give you an informative site on how to handfeed finch babies. http://www.birdsnways.com/articles/spenser.htm It is under finches called How to Handfeed Finches Handfeeding is not my area of expertise but this should help you. You can get...

Finches: finches does the male or female have face colors., zebra finches, face colors
zebra finches, face colors, female bird: Oh! It s Zebras, females usually have a wider stance than males. I actually have a link to tell the two apart but it s unavailable at the moment. Another way is to pick them up and feel for a space where the eggs would come out. A female will have a gap whereas...

Finches: finches, starke florida, finches
starke florida, finches, owls: That is a lot of birds and he will need the space. But my finches (36 in total) don t have that big of a cage. My cage is about 4foot2 by 2foot2 by 3foot1. I doubt that an outside cage is the smartest of ideas (due to predators such as owls, cages, and dogs)...

Finches: my finchi looks sick, dehydration, finch
dehydration, finch: The cracked could be dehydration. Increase the amount of water given to them. Watch the two carefully and see if the female is picking on the male. If you are worried, turned the temperature up in the cage to about 31C and tell me any symptoms he may have...

Finches: fledglings and feeding, zebra finches, society finches
zebra finches, society finches, foster parents: It takes usually about a month before the babies are completely independant of their mother. Sometimes the father takes over. If you are worried, try to get your boss to buy a pair of society finches (are usually around the same price as zebras) to become...

Finches: Gouldian finches, gouldian finches, food dish
gouldian finches, food dish, little holes: The eggs are more than likely duds. Gouldians like little holes in which to lay their eggs. That s why you found them in the tube. Get more mest boxes and remove the other nests. You will have better luck with the parents actually using the nests. The best...

Finches: Grieving Finch?, finches, best bet
finches, best bet, starvation: Finches do grieve and they may be doing that but they also may be doing something else. Sometimes the parents of eggs will not come out even to eat or drink. Sometimes the parents eventually come out to eat or drink and either go back to the eggs or abandon...

Finches: grieving patterns/stress, zebra finches, stress issues
zebra finches, stress issues, finches: Poor little guy. I would get him another girl but put her in a separate cage beside his so they can get used to eachother on their own terms. When they seem to be getting along introduce her into his cage but keep an eye and if they start scrapping, separate...

Finches: grit for finches, zebra finches, finches
zebra finches, finches, suppliments: Grit is needed but seeds don t have enough nutrients in them to be good enough for the birds. At pet stores that sell birds, you can usually find nutrient suppliments that contain grit that you add to the seeds. The box should have how much you add to the...

Finches: HELP, abandon baby, eye dropper
abandon baby, eye dropper, couple pieces: Hi Donna, you can either go to the pet store and get baby finch hatchling food...they sell it in a can ,ask the employee... Or you can make your own food: hard boil an egg well,(about 10 mins)keep the hard boiled yolk and mix it with canned cat or dog...

Finches: hardly any eggs, finchs, nasal discharge
finchs, nasal discharge, thir: That is odd. She could have been egg bound or sick. Unfortunately, I don t know all the types of illnesses birds can get but I know the warning signs. Were thir feathers puffed out? Sitting on one leg? Sleeping on the bottom of the cage? nasal discharge?...