Okay, so my Female white Zebra Finch is looking very tired and puffed up, her…

Okay, so my Female white Zebra Finch is looking very tired and puffed up, her head is tucked in her wing and is sleeping on top of her nest, i am not sure what to do, this has happened 3 times before, and has gotten better each time… Has she got eggs producing, because she does have a brown stripy male in with her… she hasn’t laid before, or not that i have known of, and i really want to know whats wrong, thank you 🙂

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Kelly Furgason
6 years ago

Hi Luke Bugg,Thank you for the question! Zebra Finch’s are some of my favorite birds. They have sweet personalities and such soft chirps and songs. I’ve had about 10yrs of experience with these amazing birds. Based on your descriptions and questions , it sounds like you are describing typical behaviors. Most birds often sleep puffed up a little with the head tucked into the body or under the wing. Zebra’s also tend to roost on top of the nest baskets or boxes as well. Usually the female will sleep inside the nest box as she gets closer to laying eggs,… Read more »