Blue Naped Mousebird

/mo for 6 mos

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$589.99
LB_FNC_BNM
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_BNM
Availability:
3-12 Months
Weight:
0.10 LBS
Width:
14.00 (in)
Gift wrapping:
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Description

Description

Description: Sexes similar. In flight appears grey with a very long stiff tail. Settled often clings vertically. At close range crest, pale blue patch on the nape, and red face and bill are field marks. Flight fast and direct. Usually in parties. Fruit-eating. 

Call: A soft, piping, two-toned 'pi-hu', the second note slightly lower than first. Cries constantly in flight and when perched.
 
Blue Naped Mousebird -  (Urococliius macrourus) is one of seven mousebird species popular with bird owners. Its lineage dates back to the Paleocene which began 65 million years ago. Blue-naped Mousebirds still flourish in the wild in the drier areas of eastern Africa. They can also be commonly found as pets in the United States and throughout the world. Adult birds measure an average of 13-14 inches in length. Adult have a grayish body with a turquoise-blue nape, a predominant black-and-red bill, and a slender long tail. Juveniles of the species have green bills, pink facial skin, and lack the blue coloring on their nape. They are social birds both in the wild and as pets. They are continually curious about their surroundings and frequently interact with other birds. In captivity, they tend to readily interact with their owners and other birds.

Diet: eat quickly and frequently and respond well to Australian Blend Goldenfeast,. Owners need to keep a steady supply of food available and may need to replenish food supplies several times a day.  Blue-naped Mousebirds will typically eat two to four times per hour. They spend approximately 30-40 seconds on each feeding. Birds in captivity will need a varied diet and require fresh fruit daily for proper nutrition.  In the wild, they consume fruit, leaves, flowers, and buds.

They have large feet. Each foot has four long toes. The two outer toes are reversible and they can move their toes in forward at will, making them pamprodactylous. This gives them the ability to easily climb trees, hang from branches, run along the sides of cages, and hold food or other small objects. They are also well adapted to scurrying though the grasses and undergrowth. The term “mousebird” comes from this ability to move along the ground in a way that resembles the scurrying of a mouse. They generally perch on larger branches where they can rest on their abdomen. In captivity a wide branch or platform will provide a comfortable area for perching. When sleeping they will typically hang upside down rather than perch.

Other names Blue-naped Coly (Coliius macrourus) which is a similar bird but differs slightly in both skeletal structure and behavior. The Urocoliius is noted as a stranger flyer, while the Coliius spends most of its time moving through ground vegetation. Some additional mousebird species include the White-backed Coly (Colius Colius) with two subspecies, the Red-faced Mousebird (Urocolius Indicus) with 5 subspecies, the Bar-breasted or Speckled Coly (Colius Straitus) with 19 subspecies, and the White-headed and Red-backed Mousebird

DNA Testing:

If there is no gender option listed for a bird on our website, that particular species is 'monomorphic', which means we’re unable to determine gender without purchasing DNA testing. DNA testing is an additional $149 per bird to guarantee preferred gender. DNA testing may add an additional 3-6 plus weeks to estimated delivery time to allow for gender results. See our FAQs for more info.

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Reviews

Reviews (1)

Julie R 31st May 2019

TOP NOTCH CUSTOMER SERVICE

Dee in customer service was so helpful and patient with me when I selected this bird after my first choice was no longer available. I am very pleased with all of the birds that I have purchased from the Finch Farm..

Additional Info

Additional Info

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_BNM
Availability:
3-12 Months
Weight:
0.10 LBS
Width:
14.00 (in)
Gift wrapping:
Options available
Available for purchase with PayPal Credit.:
Buy this bird today and only pay $99.00 today and for 6 months, available at checkout.
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