I am new to aviculture and have recently had my pair of Blue-Faced Parrot Finches nesting. Unfortunately, they abandoned their nest due to the installment of a new water feature. Is there anything I can do to get these birds nesting again? I have been supplying them with meal worms daily, which had triggered their breeding before, but they seem to not be nesting again. They are in a 1.4 x 1.6m aviary in suburban Brisbane along with a pair of Ruddies (Red-Billed Firefinches), two pairs of Zebra Finches (which have been breeding out of control lately), and 3 King Quail.
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Hi, first thing I'd do is move the zebbies out into another cage or just get rid of them. They seem to dominate all other Finches in a mixed collection. Also, make sure you have enough alternative nesting sites available. Give your BFPF plenty of Lebanese Cucumber as well. I think the problem is the Zebbies. A pair of BFPF and some Ruddies will be fine together.