Zebra Finch Care


When it comes to maintaining their health there is not much that you have to do. The most important thing that you have to do is make sure that they are eating a balanced diet. However, you do need to be on the lookout for illness, nails, leg bands, and strings.


If you happen to see your bird in the corner, or looking puffy it is a good chance that they are ill. First, you will want to make sure that they have food and water along the floor of their care so they can have easier access to it. Also, you will want to move the cage to a warmer location or sitting a lamp next to the cage to insure that they are warm enough. However, it is very important that you pay close attention to your bird because since they are so small it is not uncommon for them to die from an illness before you even know they are sick.


When it comes to their nails usually they are naturally maintained. However, in the event that they do become long you will have to trim your bird’s nails. Nail clippers are fine to use yet you will want to make sure that you do not clip their “quick” or they will bleed.

 

 

If your bird has leg bands you will have to pay special attention to them because their legs can become too thick and restrict their blood circulation which can lead to swelling of the foot which will cause them to die. If you notice their legs are thickening you will need to cut off the band and you are probably going to need some help to do this.


Lastly, strings can be very dangerous for birds as well yet they love playing with them. However, it is possible for the string to become tangled around their neck or leg and even get caught on the cage which results in them becoming hurt. In hope to prevent this you may want to make sure that all strings are shorter than two inches. Alternatively, you may want to consider shredded burlap.

 

 


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