Can You Keep Finches As Pets?

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Can you keep finches as pets? This article answers the question and discusses the pros and cons of this unusual bird. Before you make the decision you need to know what finches need to thrive. Also you need to know what to look for in a cage for your finches. The following are some helpful tips. Read on to learn more about finches and their needs! Read on to learn more about their needs and find out how to care for them properly.

finches as pets pros and cons

The pros of keeping finches as pets are many. These birds are easy to care for and require little human interaction. They make very pleasant sounds and are relatively inexpensive to buy and maintain. However they are social birds which means they need to be kept in pairs. Considering this some people may prefer a different bird species. Read the pros and cons of finches to decide if they’re right for you.

One of the most significant pros of finches as pets is that they don’t require a lot of attention from humans. Their low maintenance lifestyle means that they don’t need constant attention which can be important for busy people. Finches are also inexpensive to keep and can be taken out and cared for easily. All they need are clean water food and a hygienic environment.

Can finches be kept in a cage?

You can keep finches as pets in a cage if you want. Finches are easy to care for and don’t mind an audience. They prefer perches often over the shoulders or even fingers. Finches should be kept in an area with little traffic a constant temperature between 70 and 85 degrees and a perch that doesn’t require much maintenance. Avoid putting them near drafty areas or in a cage with Teflon-coated bars.

If you’re interested in keeping finches as pets you’ll want to find a cage large enough for the bird to live in comfortably. A good way to begin is with a large plastic container and a large wire or metal cage. Finches can be relatively inexpensive to care for but they do require a lot of time and attention. They must be kept in pairs and preferably with at least two other birds. Unlike parrots finches do not need to interact with humans. While they may not be singing and dancing like parrots and canaries do they do emit sweet melodious trills and whistles.

what do finches need in their cage

While they don’t enjoy toys finches do love perches swings and fresh cut grass and leaves. However you shouldn’t put toys in the cage unless they are safe for the bird to chew on and be sure to put them where they won’t be disturbed. A suitable bathing bowl is also necessary since finches have a tendency to swim and fall. You should also keep an extra container of water for your pet and food in their cage.

When choosing a bird for your pet you’ll want to look for one with a lively personality. Finches don’t tend to be aggressive but larger birds may turn on smaller finches in the cage. A good rule of thumb is to avoid housing finches with other hook-billed birds. Moreover finches do not like being handled and should never be kept in a cage with other birds that are hooked-billed.

What type of cage is best for finches?

When buying a finch cage you should look for a basic cube or rectangle with bars that are at least half an inch apart preferably 1.5 cm. Try to avoid fancy metal scrollwork cages which feature tapered bars that can catch your bird. Other features to consider before buying a cage for finches include the height width and number of bars. Finches need a large amount of space to fly and exercise.

The size of a finch cage should be appropriate for the number of birds it accommodates. Ideally a cage should be 30 inches long per pair and have bars that are half an inch apart. Finches prefer vertical and horizontal flight territories so you don’t want a cage that’s too tall. If you choose a tall cage finches will likely fight over the highest perch.

Marry J Correy

Marry J Correy

Living in San Francisco, we get to see (and hear) quite a few House Finches all year round.
When a couple of them made their home in my back yard, I started to feed them and even got a little wooden birdhouse.
So I thought I'd tell you what I discovered...

About Me

Living in San Francisco, we get to see (and hear) quite a few House Finches all year round.
When a couple of them made their home in my back yard, I started to feed them and even got a little wooden birdhouse.
So I thought I’d tell you what I discovered…

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