Can I have just 2 females living together? The males are no longer with us. Will the two females fight?

by Riley

I am left with two female Gouldian finches. One is younger then the other and I was wondering if it was being picked on because she looks depressed. She is just sitting on perch and the two sit about 6 inches apart from each other. Will two females make it?


It doesn't sound as though they like each other.

It might be grief or they might really not like each other in which case you may want to add more finches to the cage, not necessarily male Gouldians. My choice would be some societies. If that doesn't appeal to you, I would try separating your birds by putting each female in a separate cage for a while. I would keep the cages close together and hope that they would begin to care about each other.
Best Wishes, Jeanie

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