Right now I have a male and female zebra finch living at my house. I also have a female cordon blue finch and a female owl finch. They are so cute and fun to watch but they are wild definitely.
They actually belong at my mom's work. I was visiting there recently and figured out that they have air sac mites. I volunteered to take them home and treat them. It can not be transfered through the air but I still have them on the other side of the house.
This is why I knew about the medicines you can add to water. You can't really catch finches to give them oral medicine. I tried oral Baytril and Bene-Bac with the female zebra and it was nearly impossible. They don't have hookbills like parakeets so we had to use a mini plastic discount card to pry her beak open! When we started treating all 4, we turned to the water medicines! After the air sac medicine, I plan on giving probiotics for 2 days. Then they will get an antibiotic for 5 days to take care of any respiratory infections they may have from the mites. Then a few more days of the probiotic. I have to repeat the mite medicine for 2 days for the next 3 weeks.
They had better get better!!