These little birds love to move around. They are relatively easy to keep and excellent for beginners.
length: about 4 inches.
weight: 20-22 grams.
lifespan: about 5 years.
Always provide your bird with fresh water daily. Vitamin fortified pellets or seed labeled for Finches is the recommended staple for these birds. They also eat a variety of sprouts, seeds, nuts, fruits, vegetables, commercial pellets, as well as the same nutritional foods humans eat. Fresh fruits and vegetables such as peas, carrots, tomatoes, apples, and bananas are always a welcome food supplement for your bird. Items to avoid: avocado, grapefruit, green beans, all forms of cabbage, lemons, plums, raw and green potatoes, rhubarb, and dried fruits that have been treated with sulphur dioxide. Also provide gravel with oyster shell in it in a separate dish, and a cuttle bone.