Zebra Finch


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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.

Geography: Australia

Song / Call: Zebra finches are loud and boisterous singers. Their calls can be a loud beepmeepoi! 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.

Additional information


Male, Female


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