Tag Archives: zebra finches

The Magical Wonders of Zebra Finches

 Zebra Finches Wonders

Generally, zebra finches are birds with the scientific name; ‘Taeniopygia Guttata’ and they can be found in Indonesia. They look very interesting but people only look at their appearances without really understanding them. There are actually a few amazing facts about zebra finches that allow you to get to know them better.

The Habitat of zebra finches

Well, zebra finches live in forests and huge grasslands near rivers. They can be found in forests with trees or huge bushes because they love nature just like us! However, nowadays they are reared by humans as pets or even used for experiments and genetic researches in the laboratory.  Although their original habitat are forests or grasslands, we still can keep zebra finches as pets providing we know what to do to provide them the best place to live in.

If you wish to keep them, there are a few tips that you can refer to when it comes to their houses. They can be reared in cages and even aviaries that you can either put them in indoor or outdoor. These wonderful birds are able to suit themselves in many different environments but you should remember that you cannot place them under the rain. If the environment changes too quickly, they may not be able to keep up with the pace. Therefore, when it comes to providing them the best habitat, you should keep them in cages or aviaries with drinkers and food pots. That should be enough. If possible, keep them indoors.

Things that one can feed to zebra finches

Basically, it is very easy to feed them as they are quite tolerant. However, you should not also simply feed them because if you intend to keep zebra finches as pets, love them with all you can! Well, zebra finches can be fed with seeds for tiny birds. You should provide them a mixture of different types of seeds so that they can enjoy varieties. Bear in mind that they can really eat a lot!

On top of that, they love greens as in leaves. Organic greens are much preferable because they are healthier! Do not simply pick leaves or grass anywhere for them because that will make them sick. Thus, if they have grown too fat just because of eating too much, make them move around more and do not cut down on food amount. Besides, zebra finches also need sufficient amount of water. Remember to change water in the drinker so that they can drink fresh and clean water.

General Characteristics of Zebra Finches

In a nutshell, it is easy to keep zebra finches as pets. If you have the passion, you can become a great master. Be patient and take good care of them. If you love them, they will love you back. Zebra finches are colorful and entertaining. Having them at home will definitely spice your each and every single day. They are also amazing singers! They can let out sounds like beeps or something that sounds like a trumpet. Their songs will change according to their maturity, and male zebra finches usually use songs as a sign for mating. They use songs to attract female zebra finches. However, we can enjoy their songs and bring more fun into our lives!

Share this:
Share this page via Email Share this page via Stumble Upon Share this page via Digg this Share this page via Facebook Share this page via Twitter

Recommended Reading

Information on how to breed zebra finches

Choosing the right zebra finches for breeding

If you want to begin breeding zebra finches, it is better if you call a vet so that he can help you to assess if they are in the right health for breeding. They should be free from any physical defect and over one year of age. The breeding zebra finches have to have enough room for flying around and to exercise. If you can get a bigger cage, then the better it will be for the zebra finches. You can add in the cage a woven nest or traditional a small box. If the finches cannot go to look for the nesting materials at their own, then remember to add the nesting materials in the cage such as shredded papers. Breeding zebra finches will also need a staple food like a pellet mix and finch seed. You can also supplement it with the vegetable and slices of fruits. Fresh sprouts are also nutritious and are good for the breeding pair. To prevent egg binding, you have to add the calcium supplement to the food you give your breeding zebra finches.

 Prepare where you will keep the babies

Normally you can expect to get at least 8 eggs at maximum for one clutch while the minimum can be 3. The female lays an egg every day until she finishes and she will begin incubating immediately after the last egg has been laid.

Normally you should begin to look for the babies in 12 to 15 days after the day the last egg has been hatched. If the egg is not hatched within 20 days, then you should begin to consider it infertile. You should let the breeding zebra finches to handle their babies at their own without any disturbance. Before you begin breeding zebra finches, you have to keep the following in mind. You have to select only suitable couple who are in the best condition to breed and to place them in the same cage.

Taking good care of the breeding zebra finches

When visiting breeding finches, let them be aware that you are coming so that you do not frighten them. Do not force them to leave the nest if they do not want to. Get ready with the nestling food so that you can begin to feed it to the breeding zebra finches as soon as the eggs start being hatched. You can buy the nestling food from the pet shop or you can make one yourself. In case you want to identify the birds later, you can fit them with a coded ring when they are at least 10 days. After two weeks, you have to get rid of the nest so that the breeding zebra finches  will not begin another clutch. After a month and a half, you have to get the babies out especially if you need another clutch from the parents. Sometime the parents also can begin to chase the babies out of the clutch by plucking the feathers. When the feathers begin to change colors, you will be able to differentiate the females and the males and to keep them apart if you want to. You should avoid inbreeding at all cost if you want to keep healthy zebra finches for long.


Share this:
Share this page via Email Share this page via Stumble Upon Share this page via Digg this Share this page via Facebook Share this page via Twitter

Recommended Reading

How to choose the Zebra finches for sale

 Tips on buying the zebra finches online

If you want, you can buy Zebra finches for sale while they are still babies and while they are in pairs and you can choose the color you like. Even if you can buy the finches in the aviary near you, you can also buy them online. You can by according to the color you want in the sorted birds or you can just by the finches without taking too much care about the color. When buying from online store, you have to keep in mind the following. Do not ever part with your money if you are not sure about the authenticity of the goods you are buying. Since the sellers put the location where they are, then you have to begin to look for seller who is near you so that you can meet him personally or you can go to check what he is selling. When looking for the Zebra finches for sale, always keep in mind to buy them in pairs especially a male and female to help you in breeding.

 The reason why you can look for finches for sale

Before you begin to think about keeping the Zebra finches for sale, you have to learn many things to make sure that you have the best zebra finches. Learn all you can get about their cages or aviaries, about diet information and mostly about the breeding. You keep zebra finches for the mere reason to help you in breeding, but you can also keep them for Zebra finches for sale.

If you want to keep them for the reason of selling them, then you have also to learn how to help them in breeding easily. Normally the zebra finches are known to be aggressive builders and they like to use the bamboo for their nesting needs. When it is time for nesting, the males are the one to gather materials and to take them to the building area. If your zebra finches are caged, then you will have to bring artificial nesting materials for them when they need to breed. When the zebra finches begin nesting, their diet also has to change. The laying of eggs and the breeding may take approximately 2 months. If you are the one who breed the zebra finches in the first place, you have also to make sure that the finches that are related do not cross breed since it may weaken the offspring and the entire breed.

Where you can begin looking for Zebra finches for sale

When looking for the best Zebra finches for sale ensure that you buy the best zebra finches on an affordable price. You can buy the finches from private or business sales and it is better if you visit the finches you want to buy before you begin the buying process. If it is your first time to look for the Zebra finches for sale you should take an ex perienced zebra finches keeper to choose the right breed for you. If you want a particular type of Zebra finches for sale  you can also place an advert online and the owners will look for you.

Share this:
Share this page via Email Share this page via Stumble Upon Share this page via Digg this Share this page via Facebook Share this page via Twitter

Recommended Reading