Caring for Finches: An Expert Guide by Pets Adviser
Marc Morrone talks about keeping Zebra finches as pets and shares tips on caring for them.
Zebra Finches make wonderful pets. They are generally easy to care for, less expensive, quieter and less work than the majority of pet bird breeds. They are an excellent choice for the novice bird owner. Unlike many of the other pet bird breeds, Zebra Finches are not birds that can be handled or allowed out of their cage, nor can they be taught to talk or do tricks. They are birds for owners to enjoy by watching them and listening to their lovely song. Due to their easy care, they make fantastic pets for offices and classrooms.
Society finches are colorful and energetic birds commonly kept as pets. Let’s learn a little more about society finches to help you decide if one is right for you. If you already have a finch, I’m sure that you will learn something new.
How to Keep Finches for Pets - Pets
Finches have been popular pets for a long time
For a list of foods that are harmful to finches (and most pets) please see the article .This article also provides tips for getting your finches to eat more foods than just seed.Zebra finches are colorful and energetic birds commonly kept as pets. Let’s learn a little more about zebra finches to help you decide if one is right for you. If you already have a parakeet, I’m sure that you will learn something new.The society finch is an excellent breeder and probably the easiest of the finches to keep. They are hardy birds who will thrive as long as they are given proper care. Unlike most finches, they breed better in a cage than in an aviary. A society finch (or a few) makes a fun pet for the right family. While these birds are colorful, active, and pleasantly vocal, they are not “hands-on” pets. They are too small, fast, and nervous to be handled. However, if you enjoy watching birds and listening to their interesting sounds, a society finch is likely the perfect pet for you.Zebra Finches (also known as Zebras) are a good bird for a beginner, or someone with a very busy schedule. As pets, Zebra Finches don’t bite hard enough to draw blood, they only make a mess inside of their cage (mostly), they don’t need physical human interaction, and they are very inexpensive. This often results in them being labelled as “very easy to care for.”Birds, such as parrots, canaries and finches, are highly intelligent and can be wonderful pets. Their beauty and intelligence make them very popular, but it's not uncommon for new owners to be surprised by the degree of daily these animals require to be happy and healthy. Though they are both finches, canaries and society finches as we know them don’t actually exist in the wild! Society finches were raised by the Chinese and Japanese for hundreds of years. After all this time raised as captive pets, they have changed from whatever wild finch is their forebear, and they are eminently suited to life in a cage or aviary. Canaries have been kept for hundreds of years as well. The Spanish first started keeping, breeding and trading in the singing finches native to the Canary Islands. Over time, canaries have developed into numerous breeds, none of which bear a resemblance to wild finches anymore. Even though canaries are not found in their pet forms in nature, there is one spot where they have been released and thrive. In 1911 canaries were released in the Hawaiian Islands, and there are still some on the Midway Atoll. Yes, bright yellow “Tweety” birds,