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The Essential Information About Breeding Finches

Author Zizzur Staff. Published on July 15, 2011 - 4:01 am (517 views — 394 words)

Finches are active, energetic, colorful birds that could be chosen to have as pets. It is very important to remember that in keeping and breeding finches, some careful planning, research and set-up are required to provide sufficient care. Listed here is the fundamental information on breeding finches.

•Equipment and Setting. Preparing a set-up for your birds is important. Placing one pair of finches for every cage or gathering a group of these species in breeding set-up is very important.

•Breeding Behaviors. The behaviors of finches during breeding season include territorial and mate hostility, bonding in pairs, courtship, constructing the nest, fertilization, laying egg, incubation, nurturing chick, weaning and abandoning chick and nest.

•Foods. Breeding finches must have a good food supply of fruits, vegetables, seeds, hard-boiled eggs, insects, or pellets. Finches must also have a plenty of fresh and clean water. These birds love to bath, so ensure to place a separate bowl or container of water for their bathing.

•Tools and Nests Building. It is very significant to provide your birds a nest where they can be at ease when laying their eggs. In fact, there are nests in the stores today that sell nests similar to the nest finches build. With the duplicate of the nest they bred in, the finches could be more at ease with it. Most of the time, finches rejects the first nest you provide. Provide another nest for the finches until they feel more contented with it. The finches would sooner or later take to the nest.

•Nest and Egg Inspection. Check the finches' nests for eggs daily. For eight days, the female will lay one egg every day. Occasionally, the birds would start incubating when their first egg is laid on. The incubation period would last 10 to 16 days. If ever the eggs don't hatch in 20 days, they would almost certainly not hatch and must be discarded.

•Timetables of Breeding Finches. It is very important to take note on the size of eggs, incubation starts, incubation period, age of the chicks when they wean and fledge, when they loss their feathers to become adult, and when they reach their reproductive stage for the success of breeding finches.

This is some of the fundamental information when you are considering breeding finches. With this, it could lessen the burden of every bird owner and every finch.