How to Take Care of Finches Properly – Be a Bird Enthusiast in 7 Days
I am a huge fan of wild finches kept in aviaries all my life. As a kid, I love interacting with these birds. They are such a joy to watch. Hence, while growing up, I consumed a lot of books about finch care. Just a few years ago, I finally started my own aviary with different types of finches.
Upon showing my aviary, I’ve heard a friend so fascinated about my decision to own finches for fun. Why do people like me love to keep finches as pets? Why not? These birds are terrific! But let me tell you some details why having finches as pets may work for you.
As an animal lover, I have always been dreaming of having pets around my house. However, I found out that most pets require a lot of attention and space. Luckily, finches do not really need so much space except for a cage. Unlike cats or dogs, they will not make a mess out of your home since they are confined in finch cages. Moreover, these birds are low maintenance and they are very easy to take care of. With all these reasons, practically anyone can be own a finch in his home.
Bird enthusiasts all over the world are starting to discover the joy of having finches as pets. There are a multitude of finch species with variety of colorful patterns. For enthusiasts, the three most favorite species include the Zebra finches, the Gouldian finches, and the society finches.
Known for their social behaviors, these relatively inexpensive pets should be kept in groups. At the very least, it is best to start with a pair of Zebra finches. They love to perform songs during feeding time and they can be quite charming. These birds are wonderful companions because they enjoy interaction and easy to care. They are prolific breeders too.
Another heavy favorite are the Gouldian finches. These colorful birds from Australia are mild-mannered and calm. They thrive well when kept in groups. Just like other finches, they love the attention of their pet owners. Personally, they are my favorite because of their bright colors. Normally with deep purple, green, and red patterns, I particularly adore the attractive yellow finches and the gold finches.
Because of their color and social behavior, these beauties would surely turn heads. Nevertheless, due to their beauty, they can be a little expensive and delicate. It is best to gain a bit of experience before getting them and to only purchase them from reputable breeders.
Contrary to the first two types mentioned above, the society finches cannot be originally found in the wild. Gouldian and Zebra finches are wild finches but society finches are a hybrid of two or more species. They come in different colors but the most common ones are in white and mottled brown. The thing that makes these hybrid birds interesting is that no two birds look exactly alike.
Society finches are gentle and very social. They are recommended for starters because they are very affordable and are prolific breeders too. They interact well with their owners and love to accept treats. Interestingly, only the males can sing and this is a good way to distinguish them from the females.
With proper nutrition, favorable environment, toys, and exercise, breeding will occur naturally. However, breeding finches can be a complicated subject that requires years of experience. Grab my free ebook to learn more secrets from my own first-hand experiences.
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