The Finch Farm Co.

Red Cheeked Cordon Bleu Finch

$73.99
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! ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Availability:
About 8 Weeks
Weight:
0.10 LBS
Width:
1.00 (in)
Height:
5.00 (in)
Depth:
1.00 (in)
Gift wrapping:
Options available
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Current stock: 0
Description

Description

Description:  The Red-cheeked Cordon-bleu Finches (Uraeginthus bengalus) - also known as Red-cheeked Blue Waxbills, Uganda or Abyssinian Red-cheeked Cordon-bleus - are attractive, small African finches with bright red cheeks (hence their common name) and sky-blue plumage details.

Geography:  Africa

Song / Call: click here to hear song  

Size / Weight: 4.9 - 5.1 inches / 0.31 - 0.39 oz (8.9 - 11 g)

Lifespan: 5-10 years

Sexing: Red Cheeked Cordon Bleu finches are easily visually sexed as the females have a duller plumage, less extensive blue feathering and lack the red cheek patches.

Temperament: These finches are generally docile, peaceful and quiet and can grow quite confiding. The Red Cheek Cordon Bleu is often seen feeding on the ground in urban areas.

Breeding: Unlike most other finches, which usually roost inside next boxes or in sheltered areas, the Red-cheeked Cordon Bleus generally like to roost on open branches, which makes them susceptible to low temperatures. For nesting, they usually accept the readily available finch nest boxes. During the breeding season, males can get quite aggressive towards other males. These finches are not tolerant to nest inspections or disturbances in general when nesting, and often abandon any eggs or chicks. This should also be taken into consideration with respect to placement of the aviary.

Diet: Red-cheeked Cordon-bleus mostly feed on grain, grass seeds and other seeds, as well as Millet and Egg Food. The Finch Farm's Classic Finch Seed offers a balanced mix of seeds. Occasionally, they also eat beeswax. When raising young in particular, they also take insects (meal worms) - as the chicks require a diet rich in protein to support their rapid growth. 

Reviews

Reviews (20)

24th May 2019

I Love My Finches

They are healthy, active, happy. Thanks to Dee for suggesting these as companions to my Red Cheeked Cordon Bleu’s.

Ricky G. Martin 20th May 2019

Happy but disappointed

One female has a Black 'cheek' patch ...? Birds seem to be in excellent condition despite the odd coloration of the one female.

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! ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Availability:
About 8 Weeks
Weight:
0.10 LBS
Width:
1.00 (in)
Height:
5.00 (in)
Depth:
1.00 (in)
Gift wrapping:
Options available

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