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Old 11-27-2012, 11:48 PM
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Finches! Tell me everything!

As I was leaving work tonight, a coworker asked if I wanted her finches, she's looking for a new home for them. I told her I would think about it, and let her know. I have a soft heart, so it would be hard to tell her no. Anybody have finches? Tell me everything about them! Thanks!
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Old 11-28-2012, 12:36 AM
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Re: Finches! Tell me everything!

What you want to know about them?

They can be commical, more then what some people would think. I've always enjoyed my finches. Some of them can sing so beautiful!!!! What type of finches are they?
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Old 11-28-2012, 12:38 AM
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Re: Finches! Tell me everything!

All I know so far is she said they are either spotted or leopard finches. What kind of cage would you recommend? What do they like to eat? Do they like toys?
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Old 11-28-2012, 10:18 AM
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Re: Finches! Tell me everything!

Anybody else have any finch experience?
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Old 11-28-2012, 11:31 AM
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Re: Finches! Tell me everything!

many years ago I had two zebra finches that got fruitful and mutiplied. I also used to have a green singing finch male and now have a canary and they are also a finch. yes they do like toys ,small toys with stings that they can preen, and beads and strings and also many different size perches. Knowing what I do now I would get them a large flight cage, as they are active little birds. I love the noises they make the chatter and they are fun to watch and easy to care for.
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Re: Finches! Tell me everything!

Woops forgot I also at one time had a java rice temple bird another type of finch.
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Old 11-28-2012, 12:45 PM
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Re: Finches! Tell me everything!

me again just to say they love dark leafy greens, arugala, watercress, kale collards,dandelions, corn, apple, carrots,etc whole grains everything I feed my parrots my canary also eats with the exception of hot peppers. never tried them on Lucas. Little bits of cooked egg cooked chicken, cooked beef, birdy bread fruits. He gets a dish everyday just chopped smaller. He also loves a daily bath in a little oval baking dish in his cage. Okay I think I am done now Maybe
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Old 11-28-2012, 03:41 PM
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Re: Finches! Tell me everything!

Thanks for the great advice!
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Old 11-28-2012, 05:09 PM
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Re: Finches! Tell me everything!

The food already been mentioned, its actually easier to get them to eat the greens and fruits then parrots....lol.....yes they love stringing toys....if you can, get them a flight cage would be nice as they love to fly around.
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Old 11-28-2012, 05:11 PM
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Re: Finches! Tell me everything!

Cage such as this one is great to keep multiple finches...

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