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Family - Finch

Nick Names - Chestnut-Eared Finch

Description - In the standard Zebra finch, the top of their head, nape, and back are gray.� They have black and white stripes on their chins, throats, and the sides of the neck are barred black and white.

Temperament - Finches don't like to be touched.

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

Origin - Wild Zebra Finches are found in Australia.

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