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White Zebra Finch - Caged Bird Australian Taeniopygia Guttata Bird

White Zebra Finch Caged Bird Australian

Notable traits of the White Zebra Finch Bird: Caged Bird Australian (Taeniopygia Guttata)
Availability: For sale! Interested?
Price: $15.00 (sold individually)
Latin Name: Taeniopygia Guttata
Common Name: White Zebra Finch
Trainability: Very Low
Length: 9 cm
Average Lifespan: 12 years
Song: Soft twittering
Diet: Seed, pellets, fruit and veggies
Loudness: Fairly quiet
Notes: They eagerly take egg food, greens and soaked seed. Zebra finches are adapted to survive and raise their young on lower protein levels than many other finches and can actually raise their young on seed alone. This is not advisable however since the young will be of substandard quality. Grit and calcium in the form of crushed egg and oyster shells and cuttlebone should always be available to them. Zebra finches will usually decimate a cuttlebone and although crushed hen's eggs have a higher calcium level, picking at the cuttlebone seems to keep the beak in shape and relieve some frustration that they might otherwise take out on another bird's feathers.

The Zebra finch is a highly adaptable species that will breed under the most adverse conditions. It is the perfect avicultural specimen. It can take extremes in temperature, is highly resistant to disease and parasites, can survive on minimal food and water of atrocious quality, requires minimal space and gets along well with other of its kind and other species and will attempt to breed in any of those conditions. There was a report of wild specimens that were captured and placed in a holding cage attempting to breed while that cage was still in the back of the vehicle. Now that's a ready breeder! In the wild, the rains trigger the breeding season. Wild males will begin courting as soon as 48 hours after the first rains. With the domesticated Zebras, they are nearly always ready to breed. For some, it is more difficult to get them to stop breeding than to start and the only way I have found to stop them is to remove the nest box. This won't stop the hens from laying eggs, but it does remove a formal nest that they will defend, lay and incubate eggs in.
Mutations: Black Cheek or Crested
Age of Maturity: 1
Breeding Aviculture: Common
Average Clutch Size: 5
Habitat: Austrailia
References: SeedEggfoodToy
Store Location: St. Clements, Ontario; Canada
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