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Redbird wrote at 2013-01-30 02:44:09
This doesn't sound like disease.  Your baby's parents plucked her because zebra finches don't molt like that.  They DO molt but it's a slow molt.. most people will not even notice it.  It sounds like the parents wanted to start another clutch of eggs and they will try to chase the baby away.   Since baby can't go "away" unless your remove her, she was plucked and she was fluffed up because she was cold from the lack of feathers.  The stress and cold is probably what killed her.  Zebra Finches are on the pushy side and should only be kept in groups of 2 or 6+ given that you have the space to provide what they need.  Any odd numbered finch will get picked on by the others if you do not follow the 2 or 6+ rule.


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