The Finch Farm Co.

Orange-Cheeked Waxbill

/mo for 6 mos

Estimated Delivery Time:
$37.99
LB_FNC_OCW
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_OCW
Availability:
About 1 Week
Weight:
0.01 LBS
Width:
1.00 (in)
Height:
4.00 (in)
Depth:
1.00 (in)
Gift wrapping:
Options available
Current stock: 0
Description

Description

Description: The Orange-cheeked Waxbill (Estrilda melpoda) is a delightful and beautiful African waxbill finch. If I could recommend an ideal finch, this one would be at the top of the list. The Orange-cheeked Waxbill lives in small family parties or flocks of thirty of more individuals. Their high-pitched peeps are the best clue of their presence. Like most estridids, they are very acrobatic in their movements on twigs and grass stems, "climbing" up and down verticals and hanging upside down while feeding. The Orange-cheeked Waxbills are among some of the most colorful waxbills and truly a pure joy to observe!

Geography:  Africa 

Song / Call: Click to hear the Orange-cheeked Waxbill.

Size / Weight:  4"

Lifespan: 4 years

Sexing:  Orange Cheek Waxbills are not able to be visually sexed. 

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.

Temperament: The Orange-cheeked Waxbills are very sociable birds, they get along with other species, except while breeding, when they can become more nervous and territorial. The males like to sing and will vocalize with their high-pitched chirping. Males have different melodies and hens may vocalize a bit, but they will not sing. Orange-cheeked Waxbills are very active and flighty birds and do well in a large flight or aviary, as they are not cage birds, requiring space and places to hide and feel safe. 

Breeding: Orange-cheeked Waxbills are very easy to breed and may at any time of the year; but mostly they breed in spring when it gets warmer. Nests may even be placed directly on the ground, which is why it should be kept as dry as possible.  A feather pillow provides a good supply of fine feathers for lining. The parents require a good supply of live food when raising chicks. Common choices are fruit flies, small mealworms, pinhead crickets and small spiders. Additionally, they should be provided; soaked and germinated seeds - a favorite for feeding chicks. Grated Cuttlefish Bone and some iodized minerals (pigeon minerals) are often supplemented.

Diet: Classic Finch Seed, Australian Blend GoldenfeastDried Egg FoodMillet Spray, Cuttlefish Bone along fresh fruits and vegetables. Additionally, small mealworms, fruit flies, and pinhead crickets (which some will take and others will not) should be offered, especially during breeding.  

Sources: Wikipedia, Vivapets

Reviews

Reviews (5)

Laurie 13th May 2019

Attractive Orange - Cheeked Waxbill

Love these little birds!!

Kim 20th Sep 2017

Beautiful!

I am a first time finch owner, and these birds blew me away with their unique colors and behavior! The Finch Farm knows how to impress for sure! I received my two Orange- Cheeked Waxbills within 24 hours of my shipment confirmation after only 2 days of ordering online. After almost a week of having these two gems I couldn't be happier knowing they were the right decision. They play constantly and are so happy, healthy, and cheerful. Their chirps pleasantly wake me up in the morning and are a great addition to my life. Thank you to the owners too for being so willing to email me back so promptly about questions that I had! Don't be hesitant to buy from this company, they know how to do it the right way!

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