The Finch Farm Co.

Gold Breasted Waxbill

/mo for 6 mos

Estimated Delivery Time:
$56.99
LB_FNC_GBW_M
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_GBW_M
Availability:
About 1 Week
Weight:
0.01 LBS
Width:
1.00 (in)
Height:
3.50 (in)
Depth:
1.00 (in)
Gift wrapping:
Options available
Gender *
Current stock: 0
Description

Description

Description: The tiny Gold breasted Waxbill (Amandava subflava) also known Zebra Waxbill or Orange breasted Waxbills are a real avian treasure and beauty to observe. These sparrow-like finches are native to sub-Saharan Africa - where they inhabit the grassland and savannas south of the Sahara. Gold-breasted waxbills had been classified as a threatened species in the past but their numbers have recovered and they are now available to bird keepers worldwide.

Geography: Africa 

Song / Call: Click to hear the Gold Breasted Waxbill

Size / Weight: 3.5" in length / about 7 gm

Sexing: The hen is duller overall than the cock and lacks the red stripe over the eyes.

Temperament: Gold Breasted Waxbills are friendly, sociable and active but can be territorial. 

Breeding: In captivity, breeding Gold Breasted Waxbills can be stimulated at any time of year provided the right conditions; spring-summer breeding is typically recommended. Gold Breasted Waxbills aged 1-4 years are most suited to breeding. A breeding diet (consisting of greens, grass seeds, soaked seed, sprouted seed, Dried Egg Food, and small live-food options or insectivore diet options such as dried ant eggs) should be offered starting one month prior to breeding. Gold Breasted Waxbills can do well in a mixed aviary with other passive species; providing plenty of cover will reduce minor bickering. Goldbreasted Waxbills have reportedly hybridized with: Green Avadavat (Amandava formosa), Red-billed Firefinch (Lagonosticta senegala) (possibly), Common (St. Helena) Waxbill (Estrilda astrild), Black-rumped (red-eared) waxbill (E. troglodytes), African silverbill (Lonchura cantans), Red-cheeked Cordon Bleu (Uraeginthus bengalus), and red avadavat (A. amandava).

Lifespan: 5-6 years 

Diet: Meal worms, Classic Finch Seed, Australian Blend GoldenfeastMillet, Dried Egg FoodMineral Grit, berries and fresh greens.

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Reviews

Reviews (10)

Robert Cadwallader 20th Mar 2019

Happy and Healthy!

Got my 4 Gold breasted waxbills the next day. Very well packed and arrived in perfect condition. Been about a month and they are all doing well!

Charlene 2nd Dec 2018

Great Birds. Great Service.

My birds are beautiful and extremely healthy. They arrived safe and sound.

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_GBW_M
Availability:
About 1 Week
Weight:
0.01 LBS
Width:
1.00 (in)
Height:
3.50 (in)
Depth:
1.00 (in)
Gift wrapping:
Options available
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