Family - Finch
Nick Names - Golden Finch, Goldfinches
Description - European Gold Finches have black wings with gold bars and the adult birds, both males and females, have bright red faces.
Temperament - Finches don't like to be touched.
Sexing - Males usually have brighter faces than females. There is no absolute way to determined sex visually.
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 5 inches
Life span: about 5 years