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I can't believe I've had these bugger going on 4 years.
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[nomedia="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SpT8v30H2mg"]YouTube - Female Zebra Finch[/nomedia]
 

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What is the life expectancy for them?
 

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I thought they were at 10-15 years? With an average of 5-7, depending on their breeding background. They do tend to be like budgies in the pet trade, they can be over bred because they breed so well and are cheap. So depending on their history, they can live up to 15 years. I had a customer at the pet shop who had had her zebra pair for 10 years and didn't know how old they were when she got them
 

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I thought they were at 10-15 years? With an average of 5-7, depending on their breeding background. They do tend to be like budgies in the pet trade, they can be over bred because they breed so well and are cheap. So depending on their history, they can live up to 15 years. I had a customer at the pet shop who had had her zebra pair for 10 years and didn't know how old they were when she got them
my pair only bred once after that they always knock out the eggs and she plucked he was plucking her so there separated for life.
 

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Hmmm mine are about three years old me thinks... not too sure though :yesnod:
 

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I just looked at the pics and your right I've never noticed that. Is their a way to fix it?
Keep a close eye on it - as long as she's eating and it's not overgrowing, she should be fine. You may have to take her to a vet for a beak trim, if it gets too long or she has troubles eating or anything.
 
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