you can buy a nest from the pet shop don't cost a lot and use kitchen towel and coconut fibre in it, or use half a coconut shell drill 2 holes in it and cable tie it to the cage i found this to be better than shop bought ones and they are easyer to clean.
they will not sit on the eggs until she has finished laying she will lay one a day, when i had zebra finches they had 8 eggs each time but only 5/6 hatched each time, make sure you go get some egg food also feed boiled egg and crushed up egg shell also if your birds are picky with what veg they will eat now is a good time to start giving them it as they seem more open to trying new things when nesting,
i found my babies started to leave the nest around 4 weeks, eyes opening around 14 days, done not rehome until 7/8 weeks so you can watchthem and make sure they are eating and drinking on there own first if you take them away to soon they will die,
also you will find as soon mum and dad have kicked babies out of the nest they will start to breed again finches are worse than rabbits lol good luck
"In a perfect world, every dog would have a home and every home would have a dog."
Sunday, 9 May 2010