Description: The Zebra Finch-Normal (Taeniopygia guttata [formerly Poephila guttata] is hardy and relatively easy to care for, so they are an excellent choice for the new owner. This darling little Zebra Finch for sale has amazed finch enthusiasts for decades. Originating in Australia, this wonderful bird has become the most common household finch in the United States.
Song / Call: Zebra finches are loud and boisterous singers. Their calls can be a loud beep, meep, oi! or a-ha!.
Size / Weight: 4"
Sexing: Zebra Finches are easily sexed
Temperament: Zebras are social birds who live in groups in the wild. For this reason, they need a lot of social interaction with other birds in order to stay happy and healthy. It it best to keep at least two zebra finches together. Pairs can be same sex or opposite sex, though females tend to get along better together than males. If a same sex pair is kept, a nest or nests should NEVER be placed in the cage or fighting may occur between the birds. Zebra Finches make wonderful pets.
Breeding: The Zebra Finch breeds after substantial rains in its native habitat, which can occur at any time of the year. Birds in captivity are ready to breed year-round.
Lifespan: 5-7 years
Diet: Classic Finch Seed, Australian Blend Goldenfeast, and some fresh green like chickweed, sprouts or dandelions. Their seed dish should always have seed in it and be refilled daily with fresh seed. A source of calcium is extremely important for finches; owners can give them a Cuttlefish Bone or Eggshell. They should also be given a bit of Mineral Grit to help their digestion, but as some finches can have difficulties if given in large amounts, only a tiny bit should be given at a time.
Sources: Wikipedia, Realpet
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