In the poultry world twirling is called wry neck; the bird seems to have its head upside-down. As you watch it try to move around, you notice the movements are jerky. He may not be able to pick up food easily. This bird is suffering from what we call twirling – so named because the bird turns in a mad spin trying to right himself. It’s the same thing as wry neck in chickens.
Hey, would you like to see my bird room? Or … I should say… the main bird room (I have birds in 3 rooms now!
Then I stir them into the egg food along with any vitamins for the day. Since we’re discussing egg food for babies in the nest – I don’t add vitamins; they might get too much.
How long does it take for a Gouldian egg to hatch? Shouldn’t the hen be sitting on her eggs by now? Can I take the
How long for Gouldian eggs to hatch? About 18 days. If the hen begins sitting on egg #3, and incubation time is 15 days, 15+3 = 18 days. How long after they hatch will the babies fledge? Gouldian babies fledge between day 23-26.
The smallest cage I recommend for a pair of finches is 30X18X18. That’s because a flying bird is a healthy bird. You want them to fly around.
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Because let’s face it. When do birds get sick? Midnight on Sunday. When the stores are all closed. So here you go, my fellow procrastinators.
Homemade Electrolyte Recipe
I don’t know how you feel about fireworks. Since I became the parent of a deathly-afraid-of-them dog, I find them an unnecessary evil. With the
In this video, I talk about the bird supplements I believe most pet finches and canaries need. Depending on their diet, yours may need more
If possible, stay out of the nest with Gouldians unless you really need to change it, or unless you know the parents to be fairly calm.
Sometimes it’s hard to know if your bird is ill…. here’s a quick discussion and a couple solutions. Links below for items discussed in the
Do you believe there once were HUMONGOUS birds on the earth – birds with a 20-foot wingspan and saw teeth like a shark? Well, that’s
DIY bird chop recipe for small pet birds.
I often get asked questions about sick birds, and I always suggest getting a professional diagnosis and prescription from the veterinarian. But then the person
You’ve probably noticed by now that most bird supplements suggest adding them to water. You may think that’s a great way to do it, since
You can’t force birds to be ready to breed; there are internal systems that have to be prepared, and external cues that tell them it’s time. Don’t be too hasty to breed them; enjoy your birds while improving their overall health, and you’ll
Like most pets, it isn’t too expensive to get started with finches. What is important is to buy the right gear: The cage, the food,
Any product that makes your home smell good is probably toxic. Candles, wax melts, fragrance oils, air fresheners. Room sprays. Plug-ins.
I just had this question about Finch Eggs and viability come up during my “Ask Finchly” time. Someone wanted to get some finches (actually not
Growing baby chicks actually need carbohydrates + protein, which you’ll find in eggfood.
In what’s becoming almost a weekly thing, more than 40 parrots were seized in Las Vegas in what’s being called a hoarding situation. I use
the wild, they go through a period of little nutrition, then the rainy season comes and everything begins to grow again. This triggers the Gouldian finches’ bodies to prepare for breeding. If you aren’t giving them
The book was designed to help enrich your parrot’s life through interesting foods, presentation, textures, etc. Emphasis on parrot. Turns out that doesn’t really matter — the book works just as well for finch owners. It’s really a nutritional guide,..
Making Chop can be as hard as you want it to be, but it can also be easy. If your finches have never eaten chop before, and you want to get started, go
You’ve just found an egg bound hen. In other words, you found her sitting on the cage floor, maybe with her wings spread, or some other position that makes you know something is wrong. Let’s go ahead and assume it’s an egg.