Stay on the bottom of cage

by Richard Finch
(Otto, NC)

My female Stay on the bottom of cage all the time. She has got on the perch but only stays on it for 30 min's. I have treated her for air sac mites, also Canker, and stress, She does not look egg bound. Any idea what it is? It is going on five days now. She eats well and does not act or look sick.


Hello Richard,

I apologize for not being able to answer your question sooner. I hope your hen has perked up by now. Of all the finches, Gouldians enjoy the most heat. Is it possible that your hen may be cold. If you are still worried about her, can you put a heat source near her? In the future, if you are worried that a hen is egg bound, It is fine to use an eye dropper to place a single drop of vegetable oil just into the opening of her vent. Best Wishes, Jeanie

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