Gouldian Finch Care
Native to Australian this beautiful birds were first brought to England to be kept as pets in 1887. Being like most finches they are a flocking bird and will do best if you keep at least a pair of them together. They are fairly simple to care for just provide fresh clean water at all times and make sure the seed is replaced often. They have a very high metabolism and will feed throughout the day to keep up, they are excellent at husking the seeds and making it look like their food dish is full. Gouldians will do best when kept above 65 degrees but can handle hot temperatures around 95 if given adequate fresh water. There isn't a cage that is too big for any bird, so when looking to get started the best thing to do is get as large a cage as you can afford. For small finches like Gouldians make sure the bar spacing is adequate so they can't get their heads stuck or even escape entirely. We use and reccommend corn cob bedding with our birds.
If you're looking into breeding Gouldians they average 3-8 eggs per clutch with incubation usually beginning after all eggs are laid. They will hatch in 14-16 days, be fledged around 20 days, and weened around 6 weeks of age.