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Extremely energetic birds and very colorful, sums up the appearance of the Society Finch which are kept as pets all over North America. With so many birds available, it can be a little tricky picking the right bird. That’s why we have complied all of this information on our web site, to help you make a decision on which pet will be perfect for you. Keep reading to learn a little more and if you already have a finch, I’m sure you will learn something new.

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When it comes to the Society Finch, no two Finches, look alike, but there remains three basic colors which are common through the Society Finch species. They are: yellow molted, brown molted, and white. Within these colors are a variation in the shade, distribution and intensity of these colors which vary greatly. While males and females look very similar, only the males sing which becomes prominent during breeding season.

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Like most pets, the Society Finch will thrive when provided with adequate care. They are also excellent breeders and easiest of the Finches to keep. While Society Finches make great pets, are colourful, active and surprisingly vocal, they are not “hands-on” pets as they are too small, fast and nervous to be handled. They are perfect pet if you enjoy watching birds and listening to vast array of interesting sounds.

You should also know that society finches are very social as well and will gather and interfere with one another’s nesting. Pairs should be separated for breeding for the exception at all other times, this highly social bird should be kept in groups.

One Finch or Two? Just as most species, your Finch will do best when accompanied by a friend. In addition it will also be more fun for your to have two finches as you can watch their interactions with each other, not to mention that they will also live longer and lead more fulfilling lives themselves.

You should also know that society finches are very social as well and will gather and interfere with one another’s nesting. Pairs should be separated for breeding for the exception at all other times, this highly social bird should be kept in groups.

Finch Supplies: It’s vital that you give your bird as much space as possible to fly, so house them in the largest cage you can afford. When considering bird cages, keep in mind that horizontal space is more important than vertical space as it provides more room to fly. As a suggestion, the minimum size to consider would be a cage about twenty inches (fifty-one centimers) long. As for cage construction wrought iron or powder-coated steel are the most durable and longest lasting. Lastly, consider bar-spacing when purchasing a bird cage so that your Finch cannot get his head out, or he may become stuck or escape.

If you have space for an aviary, which is essentially a room-sized cage that houses several pairs of finches or other bird species, keep in mind that it should offer a double door entry which makes it more difficult for the finches to escape. If you have plans to build an outdoor aviary, ensure that it offers protection from the elements and from predators such as cats and hawks.

Whether an aviary or a cage, your Finches will require a number of perches – epically to help him or her exercise. Perches can be made from many materials such as concrete perches or natural wood perches. Use newspaper or plain paper towels for the bottom of your cage. Do not use corncob or gravel as these can be dangerous for your birds digestive system.

Some finches love to splash about in a birdbath while other’s would prefer to simply be sprayed down every once in a while. As a result, be sure to add a shallow dish with water and clean it out regularly. Keep a spray bottle handy and set its nozzle to mist/spray mode.

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• Finches are well known for being as vocal as other kept birds, but their tiny voices do not carry as far as larger birds, like parrots. As a result many people choose this bird if they live in condominiums or apartments. The soft, pleasant chirps of a small finch are quite soothing, so some people choose to spend much of their time in the same room with their birds as possible.

• We’ve domesticated a number of small birds that are common pets, but the Finch is the smallest of them. Most finches measure less than four inches in length from the beak to the end of tail feather with a weight of less than an ounce.

• A Finch can be easily frightened and stressed if handled. As a result, it is generally recommend that if you keep a Finch pet, to handle it as little as possible. Your Finch will become accustomed to observing you as a house mate, the majority of them will never get comfortable to perch on your finger or handled in any way. Keep handling to what is necessary just for the bird’s health and medical attention.

• The Finch, just as with another bird species require socialization in order for it to thrive in your home. They also prefer socialization from other finches instead of that of a human companion. We suggest keeping them in pairs or a small flocks instead of being kept alone. Birds who are kept alone with no means of companionship can become unhealthy and mentally and emotionally unstable.

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A healthy parakeet diet includes commercially balanced diets, such as Lafeber Premium Daily Diet Pellets, as well as other food, fresh vegetables and some seed. A well-cared-for cockatiel can live for more than fifteen years.


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While the society finch is an interesting we have domesticated it for such a long period of time, it no longer exists in the wild. It is perhaps the domesticated version of the white-backed munia which evolved from a Chinese subspecies of the finch that was imported from Japan several hundred years ago. Through selective breeding of this species, we have created mutations that have made the extremely popular birds.

Like a re-run of the move Mars Attacks the parakeet is no stranger to the Ack-Ack-Ack and is form of Parakeet talk. Your parakeet is simply expressing his or her excited and happy nature.

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1. The Society Finch is classified as a passerine bird. Typically, it has lifespan which ranges anywhere from four to seven years, with a maximum life expectancy of about twenty years, but is rarely reached.

2. The Society Finch is one of the smallest birds on earth but belongs to the largest of the bird families..

3. Finches don’t need a lot human interaction and are typically very quiet birds. They don’t mind having humans around when in search of food on the ground or in bird feeders.

4. Playing with the Society Finch will cause them stress and being more bird-oriented than people oriented, they will likely be happier just chirping away in their cage than taken out of and played with.

5. Society Finches are excellent songbirds that area ideally meant to be watched as pets for entertainment and enjoyment.

6. The Finch was originally imported to New York City before the 1940’s. The house Finch spread to the Midwestern and Eastern part of the USA. Today, they are the most common garden birds in existence.

7. The Society Finch are non-migratory to partial migratory birds. They typically stay in or as close to their breeding areas over the winter, as possible. They may only wander off to other areas in search for their food.

8. The typically Finch, also known as the linnet or papaya bird, was introduced in the state of California in the eighteen-seventies. It is also found in many cities thanks to the backyard feeds. As a result of this many have survived through the years.

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