Posted by Elizabeth on 7/13/06
On 7/13/06, buddy wrote:
> On 7/11/06, cindy wrote:
>> hello im new to this and i just got 2 little finches
>> theyare so cute i got them for the kids 9 and 10 yrs old
>> what kind of cages do they like and whattall ones or square
>> ones i have them right now in a square cage they seem to be
>> going to the top when someone goes by they tell me that
>> they are males but how could i tell besides a dna test and
>> can they eat that grit anything else that i need to knwo
>> about these little finches
Depends on the size of the cage, if it is one of the "finch"
cages they need a larger one. The ones that cost around 10
dollars are better suited for vet cages or hospital cages. I
would not put finches in those cages as finches need to fly to
excersize and be healthy. I personally prefer a 18x18x30 for a
pair. It gives them lots of room to fly and allows you to put
in some natural branches along with the reg perches.
For foods I offer mine a pellet (zupreem is fine, I prefer
roudybush but the finches do not take to it as well) and a
quality finch seed mix.
You can also offer healthy fresh foods - baby carrots, celery,
spinach, lettuce, corn etc (the darker the color the
healthier), fresh veggies and fruits. Wash the fruits first,
mine prefer theirs diced, I offer more veggies than fruits,
personal preferance. Exp. with what they prefer, keep offering
even if they turn their beaks up- persistance wins.
Make sure you offer fresh water at least once daily as they
will bathe, drink and poop in their water. Oh, and the most
important part, ENJOY.