Diamond Firetail Finch

/mo for 6 mos

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$209.99
LB_FNC_DFT
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_DFT
Availability:
Unknown
Weight:
0.10 LBS
Height:
4.50 (in)
Gift wrapping:
Options available
Current stock: 0
Description

Description

Description: Diamond Firetail Finches (Stagonopleura guttata) originate from Australia and bond strongly with mated pairs, and often remain together for life.  Beyond of the mating season, these finches form loose groups of up to 30 birds. Pairs breed in a colony fashion.

Diamond Firetail finches display upper plumage colors of ash brown except for the silver-grey crown, forehead and neck and the red rump. Their lower plumage feathering is white except for the black band across the upper chest which then continues down their side with some distinctive white spotting. The area between the eyes and the bill are black and their throat is white.

Gender: Males and females look alike and are generally difficult to sex, except for some slight differences that may or may not be discernible (noticeable):

  • the female has a narrower "bib" and paler lores (area between the eyes and the beak);
  • the female may be a smaller size;
  • the head of a male may also be squarer than that of a female and broader across the top;
  • the male's beak and eye rings are a deeper red; and
  • the tail is black in the male and brownish-black in the female.
  • Females develop a pinker beak when they are 3 - 4 years of age

A Diamond Firetail finch life span is usually between 5 to 7 years, but well-cared-for captive birds can expect to live up to 10 years.

Size: Length: 4-5" (10 - 13 cm)  Weight: 0.6 oz (17 g)

Song:  A series of low-pitched, raspy, “buzzy” notes. These finches are most reliably sexed by the males' courtship displays and their songs. The female's song is described as a "scratchy" version of the male. Some breeders suggest observing these finches for a while and choosing a pair with voices that are the most different. 

Breeding: They reach breeding age when they are about 9 - 12 months old. Males generally gather nest materials and females do all the weaving. A clutch consists of 4 - 6 eggs (sometimes as many as 9) which are incubated for about 12 - 15 days to hatching. Both parents share the incubation during the day. They continue to be fed and cared by their parents for some time after fledging. Most are weaned and independent by the time they are about 42 - 44 days old.

Diamond Firetails prefer to roost in a nest at night, and should always have nesting material available to build roosting structures. Because they enjoy hopping on the ground, their enclosure should include a large, open floor space. This species drinks water by sucking. 

* courtesy of beautyofbirds.com

Diet: Green food (e.g. dandelion), millet, live food or freeze dried mealworms, milletpannicum, berries and fruits, Australian Blend Goldenfeast

DNA Testing 

If there is not a gender option listed for this bird on our website, that particular species is 'monomorphic', which means we’re unable to determine gender without DNA testing. DNA testing is an additional $99 per bird to be tested. If you want us to do our best without DNA testing, just make a note in the comment section of your order letting us know your preference. Please note that if no DNA testing is ordered, we are unable to guarantee a preferred gender but will do our best. See our FAQs for more info.

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Reviews

Reviews (2)

deborah schmitt 8th Oct 2017

beautiful chubby birds

the colors are crisp, beautiful and marlviouse. very cute birds. any bird who has the dots are my kinda bird. the red is fire engine red. overall nice active tweety. very friendly to smaller breed birds. am glad I got 2. feed on seeds and oranges. also like bananas. very pleased w selection

17th Dec 2015

Over flowing with cuteness.

While they're one sale, or even when they aren't buy 2, or buy 4. They brim with personality. When I walk into the aviary, the male swoops down to the bowl of greens, finds his favorite and continues to eat it until I put the bowl down. Lamentably he and his wife can't agree on a nest at the same time. If you're looking for a gorgeous bird with outstanding personality, this is the bird for you.

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_DFT
Availability:
Unknown
Weight:
0.10 LBS
Height:
4.50 (in)
Gift wrapping:
Options available
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