Cuban Melodius Finch

/mo for 6 mos

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$311.99
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"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!
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Description

Description

Description: The Cuban Melodious Finch (Tiaris canora) for sale is also known as the Cuban Grassquit, Melodious Grassquit, Cuban Melodious Finch, Cuban Finch, Melodious Finch, Brown-cheeked Grossbeak, and Little Cuba Finch. This little finch has a black beak, face, chin and throat surrounded by a yellow crescent-shaped band, olive back, wings and tail, a black lower breast, dark grey belly, and tawny legs and feet. Juveniles appear as less defined with more brown than the hen. These spunky little finches are native to Cuba and the Isle of Pines. 

Size: about 3.5 inches in length and about 0.21 ounces in weight

Life span: about 6 years in captivity

Song: Described as a ‘sweet’ song.

Sexing: Hens are significantly duller than the males. Their yellow is more brown in color, and any black areas on the cock appear more grey on the hen.

Behavior & Temperament:  

Cuban finches are an active species that is generally not suitable for a cage. They are best housed in an aviary, ideally large and planted. They also have a reputation for being difficult to keep, making them uncommon outside of the collections of experienced breeders. Considerable variation in personality can exist.

Because cock birds are extremely aggressive towards each other, pairs should be housed separately (one pair per enclosure). These birds should also not be housed with any other species which sport yellow or black plumage, as this may trigger an aggressive response. Stress seems to worsen the aggression. Cuban Finches may be prone to feather plucking, especially if overcrowded. Spacious, planted enclosures are preferred to reduce aggression. Cuban Finches do not tend to destroy plantings in their enclosure. 

Avoid housing these birds below 65°F, especially while breeding. Due to their ground-feeding habits, regular deworming for intestinal parasites including coccidia is recommended.

Breeding: Captive Cuban Finches will breed during the warmer spring/summer months (April/May in the Northern Hemisphere). Birds aged 2 through 4 years are best suited for breeding. Hatchlings have greyish-white down. Cuban Finches practice nest hygiene and remove the chicks' feces from the nest. Nestlings become audible around 10 days of age and clutch size is usually between 2-4 eggs. Two to three broods are expected per season. Pairs are likely to re-use the old nest after relining it. Fledglings have bluish gape tubercles and stumpy tails. After fledging, the cock continues to feed the young for 10-14 days until they are weaned. Young should be removed as soon as they are independent so that the cock bird does not attack them, and all young cock birds should be housed separately from each other to prevent vicious fighting as they mature. When breeding they should be offered egg food and small mealworms. 

Diet: A quality finch seed mix including canary seed and various millets forms the basis of the Cuban finch’s diet. Seed lacks many essential vitamins and minerals which must be compensated for by introducing other foods. Sprouting seed increases its nutritional value and is a cheap way to improve your bird’s health. Freshly grown green seed heads should also be offered frequently.

Leafy greens such as kale, bok choy, endive and silverbeet are in important part of the Cuban’s diet. Spinach can also be given, but only sparingly as it can contribute to calcium deficiency. Live food is not absolutely necessary but will be readily consumed during the breeding season. Small mealworms and termites are most frequently given.

DNA Testing  Note: If a DNA test is selected by a customer to guarantee gender of a bird, a charge of $99.00 is charged per test, and the results may take 3-6 plus weeks. 

See our FAQs for more info.

 

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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_CM_M
Availability:
About 3 Weeks
Weight:
0.01 LBS
Gift wrapping:
Options available
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