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Good morning 

my name is Matt, I bought a pair of zebra finches a few weeks back and they are really good pets, 

they have started to build a nest, I have provided a nest box but they seem to be building on top of it is this normal behaviour 

thankyou matt

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Hi Matt, and welcome to the world of Zebra Finches.

I have pairs that refuse to go into any nest box I provide and also tried a Canary Nest Pan. Some pairs took to that but others built on the cage floor. (took all the nesting material out of the box to build it though. (daft or what))

Can you fix your box high up so that there is no space on the roof? Also what type of entrance do you have?. If it's a round 'bob hole' perhaps change it to a full open one. (letter box opening) Usually half open fronted. Hope that helps

Andyn

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I have 8 pairs breeding at the moment and 4 pairs refuse to use nest box and only nest on the floor.

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