Bird is what I ordered.
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 for sale had been classified as a threatened species in the past but their numbers have recovered and they are now available to bird keepers worldwide.
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
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.
Bird is what I ordered.
New to small birds - I fell in love with Finches and Waxbills around January 2019 when I brought home my first pair of Finches. I found TFF when I was looking for a reliable place to buy new and different birds and couldn't be happier. These are adorable, beautiful, and they make little cute noises. Best of all, they arrived healthy, happy and full of life. If you are reading this review while looking for a place to buy birds, please do so from TFF. They really care about the birds they sell. Their Customer Service is outstanding and willing to help anytime, really fast and in a knowledgeable way. They do really know what they are selling. Now all I can wish for is to have more room for more birds!