Animal Stories - Strawberry Finch


Animal-World Information about: Strawberry Finch

  Strawberry Finches, also known as the Red Avadavat, are perhaps the most popular of all the waxbills! The word "strawberry" suits these little birds because of the beautiful, strawberry like coloration of the male during breeding season.
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Editor - 2008-10-11
Hey everyone, just a reminder! We have been getting lots of comments, people asking where to buy Strawberry Finches. Please remember that all questions are forwarded to the Community Forums. If you can help or want to see what people say... Please check the Forums under the Birds section, and go here: Pet Birds > Bird Topics > Bird Types > Birds - all types

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kimberly marsh - 2008-10-09
I am looking for a young breeding pair of strawberry (red) finches.
email address is - swinginwings@yahoo.com.
I live in mchenry illinois. I have always wanted a pair and after reading your comments i would love to get a pair. kim 10/9/08

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kimberly marsh - 2008-10-09
I AM LOOKING FOR A BREEDING PAIR OF STRAWBERRY FINCHES.
KIM .10-9/08

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Debbie Berube - 2008-10-06
I am looking for a Male Strawbeery Finch or a pair. I am breeding birds and have one Strawberry Finch to mate

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Sapna - 2008-10-02
Please help me find out StrawberryFinch

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Irene - 2008-09-25
I am interested in buying a male strawberry finch. I live in Ft. Lauderdale, FL. Are there any reputable breeders in my area?

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Robert Harmon - 2008-08-12
I'm looking for strawberry finches. If you no how I can get some please email me at Harmon1905@aol.com Thank you Very Much

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sal marchese - 2007-03-18
I bought several strawberry finches years ago. they are great pets with great personality, especially in the morning hours just before the sun rises. The males sings a great song for over an hour until it's mate decides it's enough that morning. Great color of reds when the mating season is here, however they are hard to find these days and several have aged and I need new ones. they have bred at times, very hard being caged but can be done. Wondering where can i get some more strawberry's, they are just a favorite bird to have around and watch them grow. I'm in New Jersey,,and have look all over the state and other states for them...can't find them.

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Norm Balog, D.O. - 2006-08-02
This is our third male in two years (the other two passed away for reasons unknown) and first time mating; we bought another female too and she and the new male are busy nesting and laying eggs (two in two days). Their song makes the effort of caring for them worthwhile. Our 9 year old daughter does a lot of the care and naming; the new birds should keep her busy at that.

Mealworms are a staple in their diet aside from seed mix and millet. I just found out they ALSO eat blades of grass as they have refused to touch ANY vegetables/leaves/celery/carrot top or anything else green in their cage. They love grit (some sources including one vet said NOT to give this to them - most sources say DO).


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Brenda - 2006-05-16
I have a male and female Strawberry finch and they are delightful little birds! They are very active little birds and very fast in flight. I have them in a mixed aviary with other finches and they get along great with everybody. I love to hear the male sing and he is so beautiful when in full color for breeding season. Unfortunately I have not had the privilege of any babies yet but hope to try some more nests for them to see if they will lay some eggs. If you are looking for a finch, I would highly recommend getting a pair of Strawberrys as they are so little and almost the size of a Hummingbird and very social and lively birds!

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