Finches Have Useless Husbands Too!
New research shows that female finches get just as annoyed with their partners as human women do! Gouldian finches mate for life but often end up with a dud “husband”. Tests show that stress in female finches who get saddled with a poor quality partner almost quadruples within the first 12 hours of initial contact – which shows they can be a lot quicker on the uptake than their human counterparts! These stressed-out finches also take much longer to lay eggs than their luckier finch friends with good-quality partners.