Finches for sale, Pet finches make lively, interesting, cheerful companions. In today’s busy world a finch bird is an ideal pet for many homes. Finches come in a wide variety of colors, patterns, and personalities.
Most finches are easy to care for, active. entertaining, and hardy. They are quiet and many species can live in a fairly small area, so they make a good apartment pet. They are also less costly to purchase than many parrots and softbilled birds.
These lovely charmers are undemanding, so adding them to your home doesn’t add an unwelcome burden to a busy schedule. Unlike a parrot, that may pout if you are unable to play with it every day, pet finches prefer to play among themselves.
You can just sit back, relax and enjoy their antics. Of course, being ‘bird-oriented’ rather than ‘people-oriented’, they are unlikely to become finger tame birds.
Care and feeding of Finches for sale
Fresh food and water must be provided daily. Finches are easy to feed.
Finch seed is the everyday food for a finch bird. Seed mixes designed for finches are readily available. A single finch will eat about one teaspoon of seed a day and will rarely overeat. However, they may need to eat a bit more when the weather is cold or during their moult.
Supplements are very important and can be put in an extra dish and rotated for variety.
Sprouts and Millet:
Sprouted seed and spray millet are especially good for all finches.
For proteins, you can offer supplements such as egg food, milk-soaked whole wheat bread, insects such as mealworms and fruit flies, mynah bird pellets, and even a bit of dry dog food.
Cod liver oil will provide Vitamin D to birds who get no direct sunlight.
Grit with charcoal is essential to aid in digestion and it contains valuable minerals and trace elements. It should be provided in a special cup or sprinkled over the bottom of the cage floor.
Most finches will not be handleable, though there are a few finches species that with time and patience can be finger tamed.
When you need to handle your finch for such things as trimming its nails, place your palm on it’s back and wrap your fingers around the bird with your thumb and forefinger on either side of it’s head. Finches rarely bite, and even if they do, they do not have a harmful or dangerous bite.
Most finches are very social with good personalities. They will not harm children, visitors, or other pets. Finches are quite friendly and can easily be housed in a spacious cage with other finches and other hardbills. However, larger species may be aggressive to smaller species.
All mixed groups should be watched for bullying and fighting. Don’t overcrowd as this may cause feather picking. It is not recommended to house finches with parakeets, lovebirds, or other hookbills that tend to be more aggressive birds by nature.