Zebra Finch Care

 

Zebra Finches are native to Australian where their range covers most of the country. The males have an orange cheek patch but many morphs and mutations are possible. Zebra Finches can be a bit more pushy than more passive species. Although not required, they are nest roosters and will accept a nest or box to sleep in. They are fairly simple to care for just provide fresh clean water at all times for drinking and they love to bathe. 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 Zebra 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 Zebra Finches, their average clutch size is 4-6 eggs that get incubated for about 2 weeks. They fledge at about 20 days and are weaned around 30 days.

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