Orange Weaver Finch Care
Native range for the Orange Weaver is west-central Africa and south all the way to South Africa. They are a bit more aggressive than other species and shouldn't be kept with more passive finches. 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. Orange Weavers will also eat insects, either live or freeze dried mealworms can be offered. These beautiful birds will do best when temperatures are kept at least 70 degrees year round. 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 Orange Weavers 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 looking to breed Orange Weavers, their average clutch size is 2-4 eggs that get incubated for 12 days by the female. They fledge at about 14 days and are weaned around 5 weeks.