Finches For Sale,Finches are small tiny birds, so it can be easy to overlook them. However, these little pretty birds are among the most popular and widely kept types of pet birds in the world, so it is safe to say that many prefer them to larger bird species such as parrots and parakeets. Finches don not talk and are hands-off-birds, but they delight their owners with their aerial antics and social interactions with one another.
Care and Feeding of Finches
Finches need spacious housing, especially since they spend most, if not all, of their time inside their enclosure. These birds should remain fully flighted instead of having trimmed wing feathers. A horizontal cage is a must (as opposed to a vertical cage).
Finches are flock animals and thrive when housed with other finches (do not house a finch with a parrot because a parrot can injure a finch). If you house pairs of finches together, be prepared for possible offspring, especially if the finches are provided a nest (small wicker-basket) and nesting material.
Some finches can be housed in same-sex pairs (a male finch with a male finch or a female finch with a female finch) to avoid the possibility of breeding but it depends on the finch species as well as possibly the time of the year. Consult an experienced finch breeder to see which same-sex finch pairs are most likely to get along.
A finch will thrive on a pelleted base diet, such as Lafeber’s Premium Daily Diet specifically designed for finches, supplemented with fresh greens and other vegetables, grubs, eggfood and some seed.
Personality and Behavior
Finches are popular as companion pets because of their pleasant sounds and social interactions with their flock mates, and, in the case of the Gouldian finch, their dazzling coloration. They are mostly hands off pet birds; instead preferring to be with other of their kind. The pleasant chips of a small finch flock can often not be heard outside of the room that the birds are housed in, but many who own finches claim that their soft vocalizations are quite soothing, and choose to spend as much time in the same room with their birds as possible.
House Finches are gregarious birds that collect at feeders or perch high in nearby trees. When they’re not at feeders, they feed on the ground, on weed stalks, or in trees. They move fairly slowly and sit still as they shell seeds by crushing them with rapid bites. Flight is bouncy, like many finches.
A rectangle flight habitat of roughly 24″W x 14″D x 18″H with metal bars placed no more than 3/8″ apart is ideal for two finches. A flight habitat is strongly advised. It is best to give as much habitat as possible.
Making your habitat
Finches do well in average household temperatures that do not drop below 65°F or rise above 80°F. Extreme temperature changes should be avoided. The habitat should be securely locked, off the floor, well-lit, away from drafts, and protected from curious predatory pets such as cats and dogs.
LIFE CYCLE: Finches can live 15 to 20 years, but the more common lifespan is probably five to 10. FEEDING: This finch spends most of its time foraging above ground, looking for insect larvae its favorite prey.
Speech and Sound
Finches are not capable of emitting the ear-splitting screeches of parrots and therefore might make a good choice for those with close neighbors. Their vocalizations are mostly “peep” and “meep” sounds,typically by the males. Their calls/songs can be persistent at times and finches spend a large portion of their day vocally communicating with one another.
Types of Finches
The goldfinch is a highly coloured finch with a bright red face and yellow wing patch. Sociable, often breeding in loose colonies, they have a delightful liquid twittering song and call. Their long fine beaks allow them to extract otherwise inaccessible seeds from thistles and teasels. Increasingly they are visiting bird tables and feeders. In winter many UK goldfinches migrate as far south as Spain.