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    How to Feed a Zebra Finch

    ArticlePasserine AdviceThursday 09 December 2010
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    Zebra finches are a very popular type of bird to keep as a pet. Native to Australia, the zebra finch is a small bird that offers great companionship to its owner. However, it is important to care for these pet birds properly so that they can have the best life that they deserve. Part of this care is to make sure that the bird is well fed with the correct diet. If you are considering finches for sale and need to know what to feed them, see the following guide for more information.

     

    Bird Seed

    Most of the zebra finch diet should be made up of seed. A suitable choice could be a seed mixture that is made for canaries.

     

    Millet Seed

    Zebra finches love a good mixture of millet seeds. This is low in fat and gives the bird plenty of nutrition including protein, calcium, vitamin B, phosphorus and carbohydrates.

     

    Vegetables

    For a supplement to the bird seed, you should give your pet birds some fresh veg from time to time. Carrot tops, spinach, lettuce and broccoli tops are ideal for the necessary nutritional values required by finches for sale.

     

    Egg

    Believe it or not, the zebra finch loves a bit of egg in its diet! Hard boil an egg and mash it up for your pet birds to eat. Washed egg shells can also be eaten by these birds and are great for calcium.

     

    Gravel

    These birds use grit or gravel to chew up their food before swallowing. It is extremely important to provide gravel mixture in the bird cage. 

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