finch has one eye

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ilonasturla
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24 Sep 2019, 13:39

a butcher bird took her eye and she does not chirp anymore. Can I put a mate in with her..get a bigger cage?
I would love a gouldian..
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Rod_L
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24 Sep 2019, 14:08

What sort of finch do you have?
If you have a Gouldian you can add another, or even a group of them for company.

When she recovers from losing her eye, she should get back on with her life. However, it's going to take her a while to recover. Thinn of it from her perspective. You lose and eye and have to adapt to living with 1 eye. It's going to take time.

Keeping the predators away and providing her with good food and lots of shelter will help and some company should also help but be careful about adding new birds now because they could bully her. Give her a couple of weeks and let her get use to her new life, then add some companions.
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24 Sep 2019, 19:36

Finches are flock birds. No finch should live alone. Get her a mate. Finches generally do best in pairs or groups of 6 or more. As Rod said when adding new birds observe in case of bullying. Sometimes it is necessary to introduce them by putting the more aggressive birds in a smaller cage inside the bigger cage. Or by putting two cages side by side. Good luck with your little lady.

You do not need to open a new topic each time you answer. Just when you start a new topic. Just reply to what is said to you. You will get the hang of it, we all do in the end.

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