Animal Stories - Types of Finches


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Janelis - 2008-03-17
I purchased two Gouldians, a yellow head and a red head. I was told when I purchased them that they were male and female, the redhead being the female. After much reading and research I was 99.9% sure she was a he. :) Then one day I finally heard "her" sing confirming my thoughts... I decided to then purchase a female for them. She is a blackhead and gets along nicely with my yellowhead but my redhead can't leave her alone. I wonder if he wants to mate with her or if he had created such a bond with the yellowhead that he doesn't like the new company. Anyways, today I saw the "mellow" yellowhead try to mate with her, she didn't let him. Her beak hasn't turned black yet so I am guessing she is not ready. I currently have them eating a nice blend of finch seed and millet. I also supply them with eggfood and this blue stuff that provides them with minerals. I give them fresh romaine lettuce everyday. I have them in a large cage in a closed in patio. I wonder how long it will take them to breed, I have only had her for a week.

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jim - 2007-12-19
I've had a number of these fine tiny birds. It is such a comfort to hear them beeping throughout the house. They are remarkable little birds, and very lively. The Zebra eats a significant amount of food for his size, and will not last long without daily feeding. Update: My old male grey is now 14 years old and still beeping regularly and eating like a hog.

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Nancy - 2007-12-08
A flock of pintail whydahs returned to our garden in November, making it the third year in a row they've wintered here. Along with a dozen or so females and possible juveniles, there's at least one male who is changing from breeding plumage -- he's lost his long tail feathers but still has a lot of black and white. Before they left last spring we had two males in full breeding plumage. I live in Tustin in Southern California, and I wonder if mine are the same ones mentioned by PK.

Nancy 2007-12-08

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PK - 2007-10-08
I just discovered the name of this funny flying bird. He has visited my Southern California garden for the past two summers. Arriving in July and this year is still here (Oct). I also have seen a female and a non breeding male. The breeding male I think is attracted to a bird I haven't identifed yet. Hoping to snatch a picture soon.

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Hassan Farooq - 2007-09-18
My spice finch has started nesting, while the male every time remains singing. These spice finches are wild, not pets. I have a wild silverbill pair, male and female, both are heated but no mating. I also have red strawbery finches and they have started mating, but the zebra finch tease them when they start mating. My zibra finch is a great prblem for my red strawberry finch pair. I decided to buy society finches so that i can get hybridization production. I put all these finches in a cage, not and aviary room. My cage vertical size is 4 feet while horizental wise it's 4.5 feet and it's width is 3feet. I know its small but not too small.

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Hector Perez - 2007-09-17
I live in Puerto Rico and here on this island the Pintail Whydah is a very common finch. I paid just $15.00 in a pet store for one of them. I heard that they lay eggs in the Society Finch nest. I have mine living with Societies and I'll find him a female to see what happens. Thanks for the information and something new about this finch!

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Ariana Kam - 2007-08-22
I was disappointed to learn that I could not handle my spice finch, but this is a very informative guide.

If I do manage to teach it how to perch on my hand, I'll definitely come back and share it with everybody. Thanks for the extra help!

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rochelle - 2007-08-14
I have 2 very special finches and the reason why they are very unique is because they will sit on my finger when I go to reach for them. They will also sit on my shoulder when I move around.


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abigail - 2007-07-21
Hi, I am really young but I wish I could save up my money for a little bird; but I would have save up for all of this stuff like it's cage, a LOT of food and of course it's play toys, because I know that finch's need a LOT of things to play with. (I learned from reading!) I would also like a small bird for a pet. I just hope my dad lets me! So, I would just like to thank this website for giving me this information and it has really helped me want a finch MORE! My parents will definitely love that! Hehe. Thanks a lot!
-Finch Lover

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Hassan - 2007-07-02
its a nice site who help us in many ways. i have spice, silver bill, red strawberry, zebra finch, silverbill and spice finch. In pakistan there are a lot of house sparrows. I have two, a male and one was flying but they are still not nestling. i have zebra, spice finch, and silver bill with them.

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