The Finch Farm Co.

Owl Finch

/mo for 6 mos

Estimated Delivery Time:
$153.99
LB_FNC_OWL_N
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_OWL_N
Availability:
About 3 Weeks
Weight:
0.02 LBS
Width:
1.00 (in)
Height:
4.33 (in)
Depth:
1.00 (in)
Gift wrapping:
Options available
Subscription Interval
Current stock: 0
Description

Description

Description: Double-barred finches for sale, or Owl Finch (Taeniopygia bichenovii) is an estrildid finch found in dry savannah, tropical lowlands, dry grassland, and shrubland habitats in northern and eastern Australia. They are sometimes referred to as Bicheno's finches and owing to the dark ring of feathers around their faces. The name of the species commemorates James Ebenezer Bicheno, a colonial secretary of Van Diemen's Land appointed in September 1842. The Owl finch needs generous housing, and does best in a larger space. An aviary that’s full of branches and safe foliage is a great choice for the Owl Finch. They will get along with most other Australian and Old World finches, as well as canaries, but they don’t like to be crowded. 

Geography: Australia

Song/Call: Click to hear the Owl Finch

Size: Approximately 4.33"

Life Span: Up to 10 years

Sexing: Monomorphic (visually difficult to sex). DNA testing is available to ensure desired gender

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: Social, friendly, active, peaceful. Owl finches are also active little birds and curious, too. They will come check anything new added to their aviary or flight cage. 

Breeding: These gregarious seed-eating birds build their nests in grass, a bush or low tree, and lay four eggs. Owl finches are generally good parents, but some can be a little too carefree with their sitting habits, or can toss the occasional baby out of the nest. It’s convenient to have other similarly sized finches nesting at the same time, such as zebra and society finches, who will generally willingly foster the eggs or babies. Owls that are good parents will also foster other species as well.

Diet: Classic Finch SeedAustralian Blend GoldenfeastMillet, Dried Egg FoodMineral Grit, live food (mealworms), greens 

Reviews

Reviews (5)

Carolyn Jenkins 2nd Sep 2018

And you thought BIRDS could fly!....

I've been buying birds from Finch Farm for a couple of years now, and they've just kept getting faster at delivering them! I live on the Gulf side of Texas...quite a stretch from Washington State. I ordered 3 owl finches one day, and got them the next day at the post office. They arrived safe and sound, and they're doing great! Love my owls, & love how fast I got them.

Doug Tolmie 25th Jul 2018

Owl Finches Are Cool!

We ordered two owl finches and drove down from the Everett, WA area to pick them up in Vancouver, WA. We got the owls along with two Lady Gouldians. They all traveled together nicely in a travel box. The owls and the Gouldians live next to each other in a large, divided cage. The owls are striking to look at and quite active. They are a wonderful addition to our menagerie!

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_OWL_N
Availability:
About 3 Weeks
Weight:
0.02 LBS
Width:
1.00 (in)
Height:
4.33 (in)
Depth:
1.00 (in)
Gift wrapping:
Options available
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