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Brooke - 2005-11-30
I did have a zebra finch but it died. im not sure what it died of but i know that it wasn't old age because we have had him for 8 months. i really miss him. i loved him to death. i have other pets to love. i have a russian hamster her name is pepper and i have a dog his name is bandit and i have a beta fish his name is patrick or spongebob i can't remember.

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Lilly - 2005-11-22
I have the sweetest little female zebra finch imaginable. She is now four years and three months. When she was about five weeks old and could not fly very well, I let my birds out for some exercise, and she flew into another room into a lamp. She unfortunately was injured and would not eat, so I hand fed her. (Handfeeding is very difficult and extremely dangerous, so I only recommend doing it if there is no other way. The risk of aspiration is too great.) She will sit in my hand and I can pet her and hold her. She loves when I rub her head and will actually regurgitate and try to feed me. This is really unusual for a finch and I thought she was sick at first, but this is during cuddle time. I love her. :)

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Steed Taylor - 2005-11-20
Strawberry Finches are excellent singers as well. They love to sing for us if we sit near the cage and talk. They also sing to get us to come up to the cage.

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Lesley - 2005-11-10
For the past 2 summers we have had a pintail whydah visiting our garden. It is a very bossy bird. It will not allow other birds to feed and chases them away like a policeman. We have no need for an alarm as it constantly pecks on our windows from about 05h30! Lesley from Benoni in South Africa.

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Eduardo Rodriguez - 2005-08-21
Here in Puerto Rico, I place in my backyard finch mixture seeds to the seed eaters little birds in the wild. Little doves, big ones, gray grasskeet, yellow grasskeet, spice birds, etc. coming to eat.
Back to four months ago a new little bird start to coming to dinner. Cream stripes and light brown in color. Later, I saw that black and white beautiful bird start to appear to eating seeds, I supposed it another finch (I heard about this bird with long tail before, but I never saw one, very agressive toward the other birds, when they coming to eat. I start to look for information and I found it here
is a Pintail Wydah, who live and raise family here in the island of Puerto Rico. How they survice here, I don't know. It's wonderful. In my backyard I have planted berries, fruits, flowers (reds) and every day I placed in the floor finch seed mixture and water. I became a birdwatcher in my own backyard.

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someone - 2005-07-25
i love my zebras! they are so fun to watch and listen to. i started out with a pair but after having them for a month i bought 3 more pairs and had a cage built for me. it is 6 1/2 ft tall, 5 ft wide, and 3 ft deep. by the end of the year we had about 30 birds but sadly only 5 survived the winter, 4 males and 1 female. the girl paired up with one of the boys and they now have 2 babies. i recently bought 3 new females and they have been taken into the colony perfectly. The 3 other males are REALLY enjoying that, they were really excited! i also have 2 diamond doves in the cage with them. they were supposed to be a pair but i think they are both males which is fine with me because they are beautiful anyway.

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Oren Siegel - 2005-06-17
I have both Zebra and Society Finches, and while I love them all, the Society Finches are much friendlier, and their singing is much softer on the ears and very unique.
Sweet birds, as can be seen due to the fact they take care of other finches' babies. :)

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Jeri - 2005-06-16
I have 4 finches in the cage on a screen porch in southern FL. so that I may observe their quarky behavior thru the passs-thru kitchen window. They love banana peels & 1/2 of hard boiled egg still with the shell. Last month they raised 4 young babies, with 1 out of the nest at a time until the baby went from a hopping stage to fluttering stage. I gave them a little ladder to hop from the cage floor back to the nest in the top of the cage. One finch is always the most curious, another the most scared. They definately have their own personalities! The birds are a great gift for a sick friend! But I suggest that you clean the cage when you visit. To minimize the scattered seed mess, I put 4 inches of window screen around the entire bird cage & hold it closed with a wooden clothespin.

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Anonymous - 2005-06-03
I started with a normal cock and a white hen and they have bred 5 birds since february and have now started building again with 2 eggs at the minute. These birds are easily bred and great to watch. Also nice to see alot of them snuggled up on a perch together and preening each other.

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Donna Gary - 2005-05-10
I live in Northern California and have been raising Gouldians for about 10 years. I have bred indoors in single pair cages and outdoors in open flights. I keep all of my Goulds in NON heated environments. The indoor birds have windows open allowing for temperature changes in the summer and winter. My birds easily tolerate 40 degree nights in the winter and 105 degree days in the summer. I do not provide heat lamps outdoors either. I only wrap the outdoor aviary in plastic during winter to keep out strong weather and wind. A variation in temperature is necessary for a strong healthy bird. Birds raised in temperate climates with minimal temperature changes tend to be frail when exposed to change. This leads to deaths when birds are sold to folks that do not mirror the conditions in the temperate environment. See research completed by Robert Black entitled "hot house finches" for further details.
Donna Gary

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  • Garth Hokanson - 2010-04-20
    Donna:
    I am looking for a couple of LG males. Do you have any available?
    Garth in SEbastopol
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