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Our canary and finch …

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Our household consists of three cats and 15 birds… 3 canaries and 12 finch… The birds live in one big cage, as u can see from the image below they pretty much live in harmony…Below u see a picture of one enclosed nest that is monopolized by finch.. No joke… there must be a good 10 eggs in there… quite frankly the male must be shooting blanks because nothing is happening…duds… Nothing but duds. The other open nest shows finch and canary eggs… It was so nice to see how for a good week both the finch and canary were sharing duties in sitting on the eggs… I thought ‘wow, what great team work!’ … That lasted for about a week… The nest is now empty… Why? U might ask.. Well, they actually sabotaged each others eggs… Pecking and breaking them!!! So much for birdly love!!
Our finch have actually been successful in the past breeding but recently have been in a bit of a dry spell… I would really love to see the canary do the same but not if the finch will attack the eggs as they did… Gonna have to figure something out… Trying to remove the canary from this huge nest will take some doing.

Finch nest with eggs

Finch nest with eggs

Finch and canary  eggs

Finch and canary eggs

bird cage

bird cage

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Baby finch starting to venture out…

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Two of the three baby finch have decided 3 is a crowd and have ventured out of the nest. I guess the last one is either lazy or loves being the bachelor pad :)! They r so pretty. Not sure yet if they r female or male… By the initial look the two that are out and about are females.

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Amazing how quickly they grow up ;)

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The 3 baby finch are getting bigger and the space tighter ;)… It’s kinda hard to take a good photo because they tuck away as soon as my phone approaches the nest. Lol. Anyway – there are three and I have to believe they’ll soon tire of the cramped area and will want to venture out. That will make taking photos a lot easier.

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how cute is this? :)

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This is one of I believe three baby finch in the nest. I say, I believe there r three because at first I was sure now I only see two. Anyway looks like they will be of the dark variety. We have zebra and society finch… These babies are zebra.

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