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    Caring for Finches

    ArticlePasserine AdviceThursday 09 December 2010
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    If you are thinking about buying finches then this guide will help you with some information on how to care for Finches.

     

    How to Care for Finches – Top Tips

     

    • You should provide finches with an enclosure which is well protected and allows full flight.
    • It is a good idea to put some vegetation inside the enclosure so that less dominant birds have places to hide and feel safe.
    • You should avoid introducing new birds into established groups of finches because they might not react well.
    • You should consider clipping the wings or removing particularly aggressive finches.
    • You should feed your finches high quality fresh food formulated for finches.
    • Always provide your finches with clean and fresh water.
    • If you want to maximise activity in a healthy bird then you should remove and replace food and water containers twice a day.
    • Do not over supplement a finches’ diet with vitamins and minerals.
    • Avoid spraying any insecticides inside the house.
    • Make sure you prevent your finches from gaining access to ceiling fans, hot oil, tobacco and cigarette smoke, chocolate, avocado and alcohol.
    • You should also avoid using plug in air fresheners and heavily scented candles.

     

    Housing Finches – A Guide

     

    • You should make a finches’ enclosure as large as you can.
    • The cage or aviary should be kept clean, be secure and safe. 
    • You should construct or buy a cage that is made from a durable, non toxic material; you should avoid zinc.
    • The cage should be constructed of a fine gauge wire if you are going to keep the aviary outside.
    • You should use tree branches to make multiple perches inside the cage.
    • Provide multiple feeding locations and possible nesting sites for your finches.
    • Avoid placing perches directly above food containers.

     

     

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