Missing Hen Gouldian

Need some general finch keeping help? Ask your questions here.
Post Reply
User avatar
Brisbane_Finches_333
...............................
...............................
Posts: 1815
Joined: 02 May 2019, 20:47
Location: Brisbane, QLD

Hi Everyone,

I have not seen my hen gouldian for 3 days. Her and her partner fledged 5 around 10 days ago but I've only been seeing the male. Is this normal, is she off on a new nest? What should I do? I don't really want to tap on the nest box to see if she flies out because the last time I tried, she hit the wall and fell to the ground. Luckily she was OK.

Thanks
Aidan
Split Blue Gouldian, Plum-Headed Finch and African Silverbill Breeding Project 2020
Queensland Finch Society Member
2019 ABK Magazine Young Birdkeeper Winner
YouTube Channel: https://m.youtube.com/channel/UCfbqdzIB_SeSjt6cZfRYOPg
User avatar
Rod_L
...............................
...............................
Posts: 372
Joined: 05 Mar 2018, 15:30
Location: Mandurah WA

If she isn't dead on the floor, and hasn't escaped, then she is probably sitting on more eggs.

If she panic flies then put some soft leaf plants opposite the opening of the nest so she flies into the plants instead of the wall.

If you spend some time in the aviary each day, the birds get use to you moving around in there making a noise, and are less likely to panic fly out of a nest if you go near or touch it.
death to all cats & ants
User avatar
noah.till
...............................
...............................
Posts: 1974
Joined: 14 Nov 2018, 20:47
Location: TOOWOOMBA/ HIGHFIELDS, QLD
Contact:

Just keep a keen eye out Aidan, usually they'll swap around incubation roles during the day
Downs Bird Breeders Association and Queensland Finch Society Member
2018 Australian Birdkeepers Magazine Young Birdkeeper
Javan Munia, Black Rumped Double bar and Aberdeen Breeding Project
Post Reply

Return to “Finch Discussion & Questions”