Lady Gouldian Finches ~ Specialty Finch & Bird Seed's

Bird Supplies ~ Sick Bird Medicine ~ Vitamins ~ Breeding Supplies

Medications, vitamin supplements, pest control products essential for vibrantly colorful, happy & healthy birds!

[Home] [Testimonials] [Shopping] [Gouldian Finch Sales] [Information] [Payment & Shipping Policy] [Email us]              

[January]  [February]  [March]  [April]  [May]  [June]  

[July]  [August]  [September]  [October]  [November]  [December]

Step # 3 - March - 12 Steps to Success Breeding Gouldian Finches

3. March – Introduction of Vetafarms Multivet to the Regiment

     During the first week of March through the end of May we introduce a special blend of Vetafarm “Multivet”, which helps jump start the birds molting process.  This product can be mixed directly with our Frisky Finches feather glow liquid vitamins with iodine and liquid calcium gluconate. It has a variety of additional vitamins, amino acids, trace elements such as Copper, Cobalt, Magnesium, Zinc and some other important minerals and trace elements which will force the birds to start the molting process.  

     The mixture ratio is 1 tablespoon of Multivet per gallon of water mixed in with the feather glow & calcium gluconate.  Continue using this product until the end of May.

finch information,finch breeding information,finch nutrition information,finch general information,finch genetic information,gouldian finch information,finch health information,finch food information,,gouldian finch genetic information,information,gouldain finch,lady gouldian finch,finch articles,gouldian finch articles,finch breeding articles,finch nutrition articles,gouldians,lady gouldian,gouldian finches,lady gouldian finches,lady gouldians,gouldian,bird,birds,bird seed,bird food,finch supplies,finch seed,finch,finches,finch food,seed mix,finch seed mix,white breast gouldians,mixed,seed,food,eggfood,nutrition,health,health care,bird care,bird nutrition,bird health,finch health,sick finch,finch care,charcoal,oyster shells,grit,minerals,trace elements,egg shells,scatt,ronsivet,ivermectin,ivomec,air sac mites,feather mites,lice,finch infections,veterinarian,fostering,going light,egg binding,egg bound,calcium,calcium gluconate,avian nutrition,bird medications,aviaries,aviary,finch cage,bird cages,bird cage     The reason for introducing the Vetafarm Multivet is to help get the birds molting finalized or finished prior to putting your birds together for breeding.  If your birds are not finished with the molt when you put them together, it will stall the breeding process until they have finished molting.  Most Gouldians will not breed while they are molting, especially the hens.  Molting and breeding at the same time can contribute to egg binding in the hens, especially if they are not prepared with the proper nutrients in advance.  This is why most hens will try to avoid breeding until they are ready; they seem to know this… 

     It usually takes 4 to 6 weeks for most Gouldians to molt so you want to introduce Vetafarms Multivet early to finalize your birds molting and improve your breeding results, plus this helps prevent them from molting in the middle of the breeding season. 

     If you pair your birds together before they have ample nutrients and one of the males gets a little to eager and breeds with an unwilling hen that is not ready, this could cause her egg binding problems when the eggs start to develop within her. 

     If this happens the hens will usually die from a miscarriage in a day or two.  About all you can do is remove her from the cage and put a few drops of warm mineral oil inside the vent area with an eye dropper to help lubricate the egg passage.  If she survives, removing her is a good idea until she has time to replenish herself with the proper nutrients for producing eggs or it will probably happen to her again.  More than likely the problem is a calcium deficiency.

     We continue use of the Vetafarm Multivet through the birds molting process until the end of April along with the other liquid supplements.

This article is copyrighted 2006 for Frisky Finches and is not meant to be reprinted, replicated, or republished without our expressed written permission. Thank you!

Hit Counter

Disclaimer:  The author of this website is not a licensed veterinarian.  The information and advise contained within is only offered as a basic introduction to the Gouldian Finch and comes from over 10 years personal experience breeding this species.  Our success is also attributed to 30 years of accumulated avian knowledge breeding various other bird species, veterinary advise, research and discussions with other professional breeders.  

Thank you for visiting our website.  We hope you will find it informative and helpful.


General Information

[Introduction]  [Essentials]  [Aviary Hygiene] [Canker & Protozoan Infection]

[Pest Control]  [Fostering]  [Inbreeding]  [Feather Loss]  [12 Steps to Success]

Shopping Pages - Assorted Bird & Finch Supplies

[Seed & Feed] [Nutrition & Health Supplies] [Avian Medications

[Breeding Supplies] [Nesting Boxes] [Pest Control Supplies] [Books& Links]

12 Steps to Success Breeding the Lady Gouldian Finch

[January]  [February]  [March]  [April]  [May]  [June]  

[July]  [August]  [September]  [October]  [November]  [December]

 [Home] [Gouldian Finch Pricing] [Shopping] [Information] [Payment & Shipping Policy] [Contact Us]