Q: How often do finches relieve themselves?
A: About every 9 minutes (this number can vary depending on bird, diet and environment)
Q: How often to I need to clean the enclosure?
A: We clean the enclosures here 'as needed' but generally every 3-5 days. We have grates at the base, so they are not in direct contact with their feces. General rule: if it is soiled, clean it. I recommend F10SC which is a non toxic veterinary grade cleaner.
Q: Do you finches stay tame? I handfed a finch, and when it became an adult it lost interest in me....?
A: Our finches are raised differently. What started as an exploration for the nutritional requirements, and turned into a process of raising finches (similar to parrots) where the 'imprinting and bonds' are created. This makes the bird very tame, and will remain as such. Think of a outdoor cat who always returns home and desires attention, that is what we are raising. But if all communication is cut off for an extended portion of time (months), nature will play out, as with any animal.
Q: Are your Finches, or Budgies better for my child (they are about the same size)?
A: They are very different species, but from this aviary- they have similar traits and care. Please research each, and email if you have specific questions. We can employ special techniques to ensure your finch is extremely comfortable around children. I enjoy finches due to the social nature, and the educational/teaching that can be accomplished (cycle of life during breeding, sharing and nutrition). But of course- I am biased.
Q: Do you sell other kinds of birds?
A: We specialize in Zebra Finches, however we also have Society finches (Bengalese) and expect to have Gouldians in the near future. Please message if you are interested, as we will start to reserve babies soon.
Note: We no longer breed Finches. This is a informational site only. Thank you