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Marilyn Martin - 2011-08-28
Marilyn Martin - 2011-08-28
I purchased a Pintail Whydah at the Chino Swap Meet on Euclid & Riverside in Chino, CA. I just love him, he has the prettiest singing sounds and not obnoxious sounding, he was only $30, I actually prefer him over a canary now, I also have a canary, Green Singer and European Goldfinch, all singing birds. So far my Goldfinch hasn't sang at all since I purchased him over a month ago? Anyone have any thoughts on this?

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    Anonymous - 2010-09-10
    A pin-tailed whydah has taken up residence in our Yorba Linda, Ca back yard, and is very territorial, chasing all other birds away from the feeders. I have had to set up other feeding areas so the other birds can feast.



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    • Marilyn Martin - 2011-08-28
      I purchased a Pintail Whydah at the Chino Swap Meet on Euclid & Riverside in Chino, CA. I just love him, he has the prettiest sounds and not obnoxious sounding, he was only $30, I actually prefer him over a canary now, I also have a canary, Green Singer and European Goldfinch, all singing birds. So far my Goldfinch hasn't sang at all since I purchased him over a month ago? Anyone have any thoughts on this?
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    Denise - 2011-08-24
    A male came to eat seed at my Brandon Florida home 2 x in the past week. perhaps more.. TODAY, I think he had a female and juvi with him.. Is the female multi-brown with same bright orange beak???

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    • Charlie Roche - 2011-08-25
      Yep she is more tannish and brownish. Congratulations.
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    Shannon - 2011-03-16
    I have 5 finches 2 are zebra finches 1 male and 1 female, and 3 society finches that I'm still trying to figure the genders of after 7 months. So far one or two not sure if it's two since they look similar only one is more heavier in weight while the other two are slim. The one that doesn't sing at all is one that I got from the store with a leg that broke while at the petshop and healed awkwardly positioned in a backwards L like shape. It maneuvers around the cage well and none of the other birds bother it in any way. Yet my society finches and zebra finches seem to like to stare at me when I'm in the same room, they even follow me from one end of the room to the other and I'm not sure why. My society finches do this more and have more of a tawny brown or chestnut brown color to them. My own hair is chestnut brown in color. Is it possible they are just staring at me because of my hair color or is there another reason?

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    • Mariah - 2011-08-20
      Could be that they have something in common with you - hair color! Also they must've adjusted well to their surroundings and know that you feed them so they love following you! Be sure that it is not food that they are looking for, though.
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    C. Blackledge - 2011-08-15
    I was recently given a whydah pintail and a society finch that had been paired up, by a breeder who was "looking to get out of the finches". Will this pair even possably work? I'm just curiouse because it's impossable to find a male much less a female whydah where I live. Just let me know your opinion or any advice you have. Thank You.

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    • Leila Peters - 2011-08-16
      I dont think this will ever work out - as they are totally different. The male has usually that long tail-plumage and the female has'nt . These birds are normally seen in the wild flying across fields on the highway. I wonder if this one isnt a wild-caught one. I have'nt come across a person who breeds pintail whydas. Good luck.
    • Charlie Roche - 2011-08-16
      All have an opinion but according to several articles on the Internet, the various finches will cross breed. I looked up the Pintail specifically and there are many examples of cross breeding this finch. If you do not wish to have them cross breed - you will have to separate them. Good luck and enjoy either way. Some say "never cross bred" and others say go ahead. Some pups are achieved - some bunnies also by mixed breeds.
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    Leila - 2011-08-10
    Gouldians are simply extremely beautiful! I've always thought of keeping them. I've heard that they are very temperature-sensitive, requiring heated conditions. I have seen a guy keep them in a very warm wooden wendy house where these finches thrived and is regarded as ideal conditions! Perhaps I could keep them in the home?

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    • Charlie Roche - 2011-08-11
      I kept them in the house - I am not aware of any unusual heat requirements for gouldians. No major drafts and obviously not freezing etc. So no major high or low temperature and out of the way of drafts.
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    Nell king - 2011-07-25
    (accidentally posted this under zebra finches - sorry)
    We recently acquired 2 pr of Lady Gouldians. 3 took to the aviary quickly and are able to fly, maneuver and land without problem. The problem is the 4th guy - he can't fly more than 4-6 inches off the ground and usually flies a bit sideways and lands awkwardly. They are all the same age although young. Any ideas of his problem?

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    • Charlie Roche - 2011-07-25
      I can't know for sure but it sounds like his wing was broken at one time. He might have fallen and because he was a baby, they didn't realize his wing was broken. Try and place the bird in your lap and feel both wings at the same time. Have him face away from you and use your right hand on the right wing and left hand on the left wing. See if there is a bump in the bend of the wing. See if one wing feels like the other in the smoothness of the bone. Also check the shoulder area. You can also try and just toss him onto a bed from 4 - 6 inches and see if his wing actually extends. I have a bird and he only has one wing - he doesn't seem to mind. He gets around, climbs and plays without a problem. If you purchased two pair in order to breed, there might be a problem with balance for the little guy though. I can't be sure though.
    • Leila - 2011-08-10
      Does he have his tail feathers? I agree with checking the wing first. I hope this helps.
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    Aayush - 2011-01-22
    Hi ,
    I am in Melbourne, Australia, if you have Strawberry finches and looking for sale please contact me, I want to buy some. My e-mail is jah_rv07@yahoo.com.au

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    • Michiyo nakamoto - 2011-08-04
      Hi i have 1 pear strawberry finch and now arriving in Tokyo. Thinking I will live in Melbourne if I can bring my birds to Australia...in Japan also, very rare strawberry finch and expensive, about 200$-250$ 1 pair.
    • Michiyo - 2011-08-10
      P.S
      In Japan case, imported from Belgium and Spain. Can you ask any
      bird shops? and I don't know in Au can imported from that...hope you can!
      Sure my strawberry finches made in Spain!
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    Michiyo - 2011-08-08
    Hi I have 1 pair strawberry finch and male changing to the body color to Fading red,not beauty red..anyone knowing the reason?
    what is not enough ? foods?

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    • Charlie Roche - 2011-08-08
      You are probably in molting season right now and all their feathers are chaging out for new ones. The males sometimes will fade with age. It is also said that males can turn a lighter color without sunlight. You could try a UV light in the room or area. If you are asking about color foods/drops etc, that is for canaries - I haven't ever heard of it for finches.
    • Anonymous - 2011-08-10
      Thank you answer to me! I will do...give UV light (sun)to my lovely Strawberry finches! In Tokyo very hot,and if I can't.. will get a Full spectrum light in my room :)
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    Donna - 2011-08-03
    We saw this bird near our "finch feeder" (niger seed) in the early evening on 8-3-11. We were intrigued by its plumage and relatively small size. Is it a member of the finch family and is it likely to be a former pet?

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    • Charlie Roche - 2011-08-04
      You are the third person who has written in - within two weeks that has seen one of these outside in their bird feeder. Wish I knew where you all lived. I can't imagine this wasn't someones pet. He is by himself and hasn't gone into a flock of any type. He obviously doesn't have a flock . He is by himself. I just think it has to be someones pet.
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