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Cuban or Melodious Finch - Caged Bird Central American Tiaris Canora Bird

Cuban or Melodious Finch  Caged Bird Central American

Notable traits of the Cuban or Melodious Finch Bird: Caged Bird Central American (Tiaris Canora)
Availability: For sale! Interested?
Price: $100.00 (sold individually)
Latin Name: Tiaris Canora
Common Name: Cuban or Melodious Finch
Description: Nothing short of being a little dynamo, it is rarely still,always on the move either inspecting, defending or utalizing its territory. The Cuban Finch is dimorphic, the pair have far different feather colours and easily sexed.
The adult Male has a jet black face and beak with a canary yellow collar,the chest is black and the remaining area to the tail is grey.The back and wings are olive colour.
The adult female.the face is grey/brown and there is a pale yellow collar no where as big or as bright as the male.The breast to the underside of the tail is grey and the back and wings are olive colour.
Young resemble the female until they start to reach adult plumage in particular the young males. This takes from 4 to 6 weeks.It is important to keep watch because as the young colour up they should be moved.
Trainability: Very Low
Length: 4 inches
Average Lifespan: 12 years
Song: Good, even females sing
Diet: Good seed mix, seeding grass or greenfood, plain cake, egg shells, grit, a few mealworms are relished and clean water, you can add your little treats or variations.
Housing: Large cage or flight
Notes: Do keep them as they are a great little bird.
Don't inspect their nests as they do not like human fiddling at all.
Don't presume they are not breeding because you never see them leaving or entering their nest.
Don't add a new bird to an aviary which already has a mate waiting. Just catch up your original bird and put them together in a holding cage for a couple of days then release them together. Try and match the pairs with regard to similar ages.
Breeding Notes: Without doubt gram for gram you will not find a more aggressive bird to their young, other Cubans and at time birds with some yellow feathering.They will not just fight or chase but at times will murder without remorse.Frequently if young are left in the same aviary as they start to colour up when the next clutch is ready to fledge. The adult males will slaughter the young males and the female will slaughter the young females. Even if they don't have another clutch on the way. I do not house them in adjoining aviaries as the males spend nearly all day fighting each other through the wire.I have seen multiple pairs kept in an aviary, in my experience you need at least 4 pair, for some reason fighting abates and they will all sit on a perch just preening each other. Always keep one pair to an aviary and they will just breed and breed.
Nest: open closed
Average Clutch Size: 3-5
Gender: Male
Habitat: Cuba
References: SeedEggfoodToy
Store Location: St. Clements, Ontario; Canada
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