Finches love life and they want to share it with you! Sit back, listen, and watch these beautiful companions fly and sing.
Finches require simple bird care. They do not like to be handled as much as some other bird species, but they do like being able to see everyone in the room. They also love it when you talk and whistle at them, giving them the interaction and friendship they need. The beautiful songs of Finches make this bird a valued pet.
Finches like to fly, so the cage you select should be large enough for your pal to comfortably fly between perches. The bigger the cage, the better, and remember that length is better than height. Larger Finch species shouldn't be kept in the same cage as smaller species.
When they are not singing for you, your Finch will enjoy toys and other accessories. Be sure to provide a cuttle bone in the cage at all times. Because a Finch is so active, pet bird food should always be available. Finches only eat the top layer off the food dish so check it daily and remove empty seed hulls. Provide bite-sized fruits and veggies like apples, grapes, sweet potatoes, broccoli, and shredded carrots every 2-3 days. Finches like to sleep in wicker nests. Place clean grass hay or straw inside the cage watch your bird line its nest. To avoid conflict, several more nests than birds should be available inside the cage.
In the wild Finches live in wooded areas. However some are found on mountains or in deserts. The basic plumage color is brown and sometimes green with many having large amounts of black. White plumage is rare, appearing as wing-bars or other signaling marks. A Finch weighs only about 3 ounces and is about 6 inches long. They live about 5 years and are perfect for owners aged 14 and up.
Fun Fact: Finches like an occasional small mealworm. Yum!