Breeding Gouldian Finch

Phases Day What's up? What to do?
Egg lay 1 The couple is in the breeding cage.
The female lays 1st. egg morning.
2 2nd egg Control, looking carefully.
3 3rd. egg Control, looking carefully.
4 4th egg Control, looking carefully.
5 5th egg.
The female stays in the nest. The breeding has begun.
Control, looking carefully.
6 6 egg.
Count 15 days from the penultimate egg to know
when they hatch (with variation +2 days).
In this case it will be around day 20.
Control, looking carefully.
See if removing eggs.
Provide eggfood during breeding.
7 - 11 Try not to look much the eggs.
12 Check if the eggs are fertilized
backlit watching to see
the embryo red-orange.
13 - 14 Try not to look much the eggs.
15 Try not to look much the eggs.
The humidity should not fall below 60% for
embryos develop properly
but rather, spraying water into the cage.
16 Check fertilized eggs.
17 - 19 If all is well, the female does not leave the nest.
Hatching 20 The first egg hatches dawn.
The newborn does not eat yet.
Parents eat the eggfood.
Look carefully
if the female eats eggfood.
21 - 22 They can still born hatchlings. Check carefully.
Growth 23 Hatchlings are fed with eggfood
rich in protein and soft seeds.
Control once daily.
24 Remove the nest eggs unhatched.
25 - 27 Control once daily.
Ringed 28 Breeding is large enough for your girdling. Put rings of 2.5 or 2.7 mm.
Helping yourself with a drop of oil.
Write down the numbers of the rings for control.
Growth 29 - 44 Check regularly that all is well.
The day after putting rings, check that still have it.
Leaping nest 45 - 46 At 25 days old hatchlings jump from the nest
and start flying awkwardly.
If there is high temperature can anticipate.
Independence 47 Remove the nest when the hatchlings take two days out of the same
but rather parents can put new eggs.
48 - 59
Emancipated 60 Separate the pups from their parents Put colored plastic ring (same color
brothers) to know at a glance their offspring.
Put them with adult males, so young people learn
singing and how they courted females.
This point is very important for the descendants.
61 Place the nest again.
Previously should be cleaned and put new landfill.
A new breeding cycle starts.

Breeding Gouldian Finch

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