Family - Finch
Nick Names - Ribbon Finch, Banded Finch
Description - Cut Throat Finches are shades of light brown with black flecks all-over. The have a Black-brown tail, white chin & cheeks, chestnut brown spot on belly. Their Beak and legs are a pale pink (fleshy) color. The males have a soothing song.
Temperament - Finches don't like to be touched.
Sexing - Males have the red throat marking.
Origin - Unknown.
Trainability - NA.
Loudness - NA.
Finches have very high metabolism. Your finch could starve to death within twenty four hours if your finch doesn't eat. Finches should eat about half grains and half vegatable with some fruits (about 5%). Never feed any Finch anything with caffiene as an ingredient (like chocolate) and dairy products are a bad idea.
Desired Cage size - Your finch needs a relatively large cage because finch are very active. They love to fly so there should be lots of perches throughout the cage. 20"X20"X26" (length X width X height)Length: about 4 1/2 inches
Life span: about 5 years