Caring for Your New Finches
Finches need special care. Some are very hardy while others are fragile. We recommend minimal handling or excitement around their cage for several days, allowing comfort to sink in their new environment. The following information will assist you in providing your birds with the best possible care.
Nutrition - Finches eat fortified seed, oyster shell, charcoal and egg shells. They also like hard boiled eggs; two finches = one hard boiled egg for the week, mashed up. Give them a little at a time, then remove what they don’t eat within an hour or so. Clean water eac day is what is best for them.
Stress - Over handling is one of the most common causes of stress, which can lead illness or even deat in some cases. Keeping all of this in mind is useful while connecting with your friends.
Environment - A clean, dust free cage not only looks great, but will help to keep the environment fresh and free from little unwanted guests.
Diatomaceous earth is a non-toxic pest control that is highly recommended for keeping moths and and other tiny little pesky bugs away. Be sure that your finches are located away from any drafts, hot or cold, because extreme temperatures can shorten your new friends little life.
We hope this helps in assisting the health and long life of your new finches. If you have any questions, please contact The Finch Farm at:
The Finch Farm Team