The Finch Farm Co.

Black Siskin

/mo for 6 mos

Estimated Delivery Time:
$173.99
Warranty:
Live Arrival Guarantee: We take great pride in shipping extremely healthy and active birds to our customers. If a bird has perished upon arrival, a Finch Farm Credit for the amount of the perished bird will be provided to you as a coupon code that can be used toward a future purchase. To honor our guarantee, we require notification, in writing, within 24 hours of receipt, along with a picture of the perished bird. Please communicate with us by clicking our grey Contact Us button. While antibiotics may occasionally need to be used to treat birds, we recommend that usage is coordinated with your Veterinarian If any of the birds are 'tucking' their head, sleeping all day, fluffed up and/or lethargic. During such times using antibiotics with their only water source might be considered, however, we recommend good Veterinarian guidance. If you have issues or concerns about your birds, please notify us within three hours of receipt of your order. Once your bird(s) are in your care, we trust that you will care for your bird(s) in a loving and healthy manner. Be sure to review our Bird Care Instructions to assist in your bird's wellness. We wish you the very best in Avian adventures and thank you for choosing 'The Finch Farm Co'. Live Animals are not returnable. Please note our pet bird offerings are ready to be domesticated by you, and have been previously weaned but not necessarily hand fed. The time it takes to tame your bird is dependent upon the amount of time you spend to create a strong bond of trust with your new bird. Every bird is different. We trust you will research your bird(s) regarding how best to bond with them, and their ability to be trained, as this will vary depending upon the bird species. Claims will be honored within your 24 hour window of live guarantee. Thank you, The Finch Farm Team ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Our company goal is to provide excellent birds, products and customer service to help enhance your avian experience. Live animals are often challenging to source. Finding the best avian pet is our focus and includes our internal farming efforts, as well as our external partner network. As such, our team would be grateful that once you have placed your live bird order, you please work with us until your order is received. Please review our cancellation policy in the Terms of Service. You can count on us for the very best in selection and service. We appreciate being a part of your avian experience as well as assisting you to breed these wonderful creatures. Let us work together to meet their needs, as well as yours, and the company who serves you. We sincerely appreciate your patronage and incredible support! ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
SKU:
LB_FNC_BS_M
Availability:
Unknown
Weight:
0.10 LBS
Width:
1.00 (in)
Height:
5.00 (in)
Depth:
1.00 (in)
Gift wrapping:
Options available
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Current stock: 0
Description

Description

Description: The Black Siskin (Spinus atrata) is a species of South American Finch in the Fringillidae family. The Black Siskin Finch is found in Argentina, Bolivia, Chile and Peru. The natural habitats of the Black Siskin Finch are subtropical or tropical high-altitude shrub-land and subtropical or tropical high-altitude grassland. The Black Siskin is a bird of the high Andes Mountains in South America. Because the Black Siskin's plumage shows best in flight, it would be a shame to house these birds in anything other than a long flight or aviary. As a bird of the Puna grassland, it may enjoy some access to sunlight but it should never be allowed to become severely overheated. Black Siskins are hardy and adjust well when kept in aviaries and not cages. Black Siskin Finches are one of the commonest Siskin species in captivity.

Geography: South America; Argentina, Bolivia, Chile and Peru.

Song/Call: Click to hear the Black Siskin

Size/Weight:  5" / 17 - 19 g

Lifespan: Black Siskins are known to live 15 to 20 years.

Sexing: The male Black Siskin Finch is mostly a glossy black color, with the exception of a band of yellow at the base of the primaries, and the base of the tail and the lower belly which are yellow. The female Black Siskins are similar, but the black part of the plumage is less glossy and more brownish. 

Temperament: Black Siskins are not shy and can be found feeding on the ground, sometimes around villages or roads. The Black Siskin Finch is a good singer that gets along well with other pet finch species in a spacious planted aviary. However, watch out for seasonal aggression if you plan to breed these pet birds, as they may attack rivals of their own species.

Breeding: The Black Siskin Finch is fairly easy to breed. The Black Siskin breeds after the rainy season, when its favorite seeds are available. The male Black Siskin performs flight displays accompanied by songs. This Pet Finch species breed in colonies, but each pair has its own small territory and defends a small area around the nest. 

Diet: Classic Finch Seed, Australian Blend GoldenfeastDried Egg Food, Mineral Grit, Cuttlefish Bone, along with various plant species usually of genus Chenopodium, Brassica and Festuca, found in the Black Siskin's natural habitat. 

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Q:  WHAT DOES “PRE-ORDER” MEAN?

A:  When a bird is on a “Pre-Order” status, it means that we are awaiting new stock of that particular bird. Delivery times can be anywhere from 2 to 6 weeks. Estimated arrival dates will be posted if known. Please be patient with delivery on pre-ordered birds - they will be shipped as soon as they're ready.  

 
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Warranty:
Live Arrival Guarantee: We take great pride in shipping extremely healthy and active birds to our customers. If a bird has perished upon arrival, a Finch Farm Credit for the amount of the perished bird will be provided to you as a coupon code that can be used toward a future purchase. To honor our guarantee, we require notification, in writing, within 24 hours of receipt, along with a picture of the perished bird. Please communicate with us by clicking our grey Contact Us button. While antibiotics may occasionally need to be used to treat birds, we recommend that usage is coordinated with your Veterinarian If any of the birds are 'tucking' their head, sleeping all day, fluffed up and/or lethargic. During such times using antibiotics with their only water source might be considered, however, we recommend good Veterinarian guidance. If you have issues or concerns about your birds, please notify us within three hours of receipt of your order. Once your bird(s) are in your care, we trust that you will care for your bird(s) in a loving and healthy manner. Be sure to review our Bird Care Instructions to assist in your bird's wellness. We wish you the very best in Avian adventures and thank you for choosing 'The Finch Farm Co'. Live Animals are not returnable. Please note our pet bird offerings are ready to be domesticated by you, and have been previously weaned but not necessarily hand fed. The time it takes to tame your bird is dependent upon the amount of time you spend to create a strong bond of trust with your new bird. Every bird is different. We trust you will research your bird(s) regarding how best to bond with them, and their ability to be trained, as this will vary depending upon the bird species. Claims will be honored within your 24 hour window of live guarantee. Thank you, The Finch Farm Team ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Our company goal is to provide excellent birds, products and customer service to help enhance your avian experience. Live animals are often challenging to source. Finding the best avian pet is our focus and includes our internal farming efforts, as well as our external partner network. As such, our team would be grateful that once you have placed your live bird order, you please work with us until your order is received. Please review our cancellation policy in the Terms of Service. You can count on us for the very best in selection and service. We appreciate being a part of your avian experience as well as assisting you to breed these wonderful creatures. Let us work together to meet their needs, as well as yours, and the company who serves you. We sincerely appreciate your patronage and incredible support! ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
SKU:
LB_FNC_BS_M
Availability:
Unknown
Weight:
0.10 LBS
Width:
1.00 (in)
Height:
5.00 (in)
Depth:
1.00 (in)
Gift wrapping:
Options available
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