Level Of Knowledge Required: Beginner / Intermediate / Advanced / Specialist Breeders Only.
Government Regulations & By-Laws: Refer to "Government Laws" web page.
Housing Requirements: Click on "Housing birds" web page for general details on the housing of Non Australian Finches or read on for specific details for this finch.
May be kept with other finches but with their rarity in Australian aviaries it would be best to give each pair an aviary of their own.
Diet / Feeding: Click on "Feeding birds" web page for general details on the nutrition of Non Australian Finches or read on for specific details for this finch.
Natural diet includes seeds, berries and insects. Generally ground feeders.
Basic seed mix should include Canary seed, White French Millet, Japanese Millet, and Yellow and Red Panicum.
Good quality finch mix, seeding grasses and live food. Livefood is essential for good breeding results. Mealworms and small crickets are ideal. Sprouted or soaked seed if available.
Nesting: A basic overview only.
More details on finch nests and a selection of finch nest photos can be located on the "nests", "finch nests" and "finch nest photos" web pages. Click on "Up" then "nests" then "finch nests" and "finch nests photos" in the navigation bar.
Breeding: Egg Colour Whitish with black lines similar to abstract lines. Clutch/s per year 2 - 3. Eggs per nest 3 - 4. Incubation approx. 12 - 14 days. Fledge approx. ? days/weeks. Independent approx. another ? days/weeks.
Artificial incubation, hand rearing or fostering will not be covered on this web site. It is too complex and diverse in nature to be attempted here. Refer "Specific References" as listed below and "General References" listings.
Health Issues: Refer "Avian Health Issues" web page for information and references.
General References: Refer to references listed on "Book References" web page.