Spice Finch Care
Spice Finches are native to India and South-East Asia. Spice Finches are quite passive and love to clump with other social species of finches. Allopreening is common between flock members. 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. Spice finches nails tend to easily over grow and will need attention. They do very well perched on tall grasses and reeds and therefore will utilize vertical perches in a cage. 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 Spice 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 Spice Finches, their average clutch size is 4-7 eggs that get incubated for about 2 weeks by both parents. They fledge at about 20 days and are weaned around 5 weeks.