Society Finch Care

 

Society Finches are a domestic species of finch that are not found in the wild. They have been bred for centuries in China where they have been selected for low demands of care and great parenting personalities. They are the most common finch to use as foster parents. The Society Finches are sexually monomorphic, meaning the sexes can not be distinguished between. Society Finches, as their name suggests, are very social and will flock with other passive social finches. Though it is not required, Society Finches prefer to sleep in a nest or box and will squeeze as many of themselves into it as possible. 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.  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 Society Finches 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 Society Finches, their average clutch size is 3-9 eggs that get incubated for little over 2 weeks by both parents. They fledge at about 20 days and are weaned around 4 weeks.