The Finch Farm Co.

Lavender Waxbill

/mo for 6 mos

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$78.99
LB_FNC_LWB
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_LWB
Availability:
2 Weeks
Weight:
0.02 LBS
Width:
1.00 (in)
Height:
4.00 (in)
Depth:
1.00 (in)
Gift wrapping:
Options available
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Description

Description

Description:  The lavender waxbill (Estrilda caerulescens) is a common species of estrildid finch native to Central Africa and successfully introduced on Hawai'i. It has an estimated global extent of occurrence of 620,000 km. The Lavender Waxbill's beak is dark crimson at base becoming black toward tip. Black eye markings extending from each side of the beak to slightly past the eye. Body is steel gray with a few small, white spots on the flanks; legs and feet: blackish brown; rump, tail coverts, undertail coverts, and crimson tail. The juvenile looks like a dull version of the adult and lacks the white flank spots. Lavenders definitely need an aviary or a well planted bird safe free flight room. This species will suffer if kept in a traditional cage for an extended time. They need ample space to fly, explore and forage. Problems such as feather plucking and obesity can sometimes be attributed to lack of exercise and overcrowding in small quarters.

Geography:  Africa and the Hawaii islands

Song/Call:  Click here to hear the Lavender Waxbill

Size:  Approximately 4" 

Life Span: 7 to 8 years

Sexing: Lavender Waxbills are monomorphic and can not be sexed visually.

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 $149 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.

Temperament: Lavender Waxbills are social, docile, friendly and curious birds.  

Breeding:  Lavenders are challenging to breed and definitely not for the beginner breeder. They may become aggressive while breeding, especially towards members of the same species. Breeding pairs should be housed one pair per enclosure, and not housed with closely related species while breeding.

Diet:  Classic Finch Seed, Australian Blend GoldenfeastDried Egg Food, Millet Sprays, Mineral Grit, along with mixed greens, vegetables, ripe fruits, berries, prouted seed, fresh young seeding grass heads, and meal worms

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Reviews

Reviews (3)

Elizabeth Christian 27th Jun 2020

The bird are lovely, and health. We have added Victor and Victoria.

Birds are doing great. I have not received ed the nests. Will check Monday.

Bedsole Pete 24th Nov 2019

Lavender Waxbill

Absolutely fantastic to work with.

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_LWB
Availability:
2 Weeks
Weight:
0.02 LBS
Width:
1.00 (in)
Height:
4.00 (in)
Depth:
1.00 (in)
Gift wrapping:
Options available
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