Identification: The Zebra Finch (Taeniopygia guttata [formerly Poephila guttata] is hardy and relatively easy to care for, so they are an excellent choice for the new owner. This darling little Finch has amazed finch enthusiasts for decades. Originating in Australia, this wonderful bird has become the most common household finch kept as household pet.
Song / Call: Zebra finches are loud and boisterous singers. Their calls can be a loud beep, meep, oi! or a-ha!.
Size : 4″
Sexing: Zebra Finches are easily sexed
Temperament: Zebras are social birds who live in groups in the wild. For this reason, they need a lot of social interaction with other birds in order to stay happy and healthy. A big aviary with mixed finches would be perfect for them.
Breeding: Zebra Finch breeds relatively easy. Once they decide to breed; they don’t mind about nest provided. They will nest in any size nest. Birds in captivity are ready to breed year-round.
Lifespan: 5-7 years
Diet: Any commercial Finch Mix would work. Also provide them with fresh greens like apples, celery, romain lettuce. Finches love Spray Millets, Eggfood and Petamine. A source of calcium is extremely important for finches. Cuttlefish Bone or Eggshell and Mineral Grit should also be given.