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Family - Finch

Nick Names - Bengalese

Description - Most society finches are pied in color. They are considered very good starter birds because they are brightly colored and great singers.

Temperament - Finches don't like to be touched.

Sexing - There is no absolute way to determined sex visually.

Origin - No wild population of these birds exists.

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 inches
Life span: up to 5 years