Behavior of femail Gouldian Finch while breeding
by Aracely Hoffmeister
My female lady Gouldian Finch has been behaving differently for the last week. She has been very quiet and sleeps a lot. I have noticed that she is trying to nest in her food bowl so I took it out of the cage and now she slowly goes into her nesting box. I had to put food in a smaller container and she still every now and then sits on it and sleeps. Is she sick or is she getting ready to breed? I haven't noticed any contact with the male other than sleeping next to each other. He does sing a lot so I'm not sure if she is ok or not. I appreciate any input you can give me.
Is the female showing any signs of distress such as panting? Are you feeding them a diet to promote their breeding? Please tell me everything you are giving them. In the mean time, please be sure that the temperature near their cage is between the hi 70's and the low 80's. I'll know more if I know what and how often you are feeding them. Thanks, Jeanie