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PostSubject: finch corner...   Mon Aug 11, 2008 1:34 am

good day... to all finch lover heres our corner where we could place our pets picture and experiences so, ano pa po hinihintay ninyo post na... Smile Smile
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PostSubject: Re: finch corner...   Tue Aug 12, 2008 6:58 am

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PostSubject: Re: finch corner...   Tue Aug 12, 2008 7:00 am

basic care sheet

Finches are quiet and beautiful companions, capable of living a long and healthy life if given the kind of care they deserve and need. Most species are very easy to breed, and finches are so small that the equivalent of an aviary can be had within a flight cage (see below).


HOW MANY SHOULD I BUY?

Finches are happiest when kept in pairs, or at least near other finches. Fortunately, many finches can be sexed simply by looking at different colour patterns. Remember that immature birds usually tend to resemble females. Wicker or box nests may be offered until the first young are raised, at which point the hen is rested by removing the nest. Clean dried grass is preferred for nesting material; softer materials such as natural cotton fibers are also good.

NUTRITION:

A small cuttlebone and a treat cup containing oystershell should be available at all times. Regular gravel or grit is not needed as the calcium rich oystershell will supply their desire for grit. A good quality finch mix is fed along with spray millet (the spray millet should be available at all times). A nutritional supplement is also required. "Prime" is recommended because of its high calcium content and amino acid/beneficial bacteria additives. Seed eating birds are often deficient in lysine and methionine, which Prime can supply. Use it daily on chopped or shredded spinach, dandelions, clover, chickweed or lettuce (all washed). Or it may be used on another favourite soft food, egg. Chopped hard boiled egg should always be offered when MOULTING or when RAISING YOUNG, because of the extra protein required. Some finches also need baby mealworms to successfully raise young.

CAGE:

Most beginners try and keep finches in a cage that is TOO SMALL. Try and purchase one wider than it is high (ask your pet retailer to order a large flight cage such as Hagen B-4261 if possible). Display your finches to their best advantage by keeping them under a full spectrum fluorescent light such as Hagen's "Life-Glo" (highlights their often beautiful colours like fish in a tank!). An aquarium strip light can easily be rested on the top of most large cages or flights. Use natural branches for perches and replace frequently (willow, birch, alder, oak, apple, cedar). A bath may be attached to the cage and, if changed daily, may also provide drinking water.

HEALTH:

Sick finches should be seen by an avian veterinarian as soon as any problems are noted (rapid breathing, excessive sleeping or fluffed feathers, loose or scant droppings etc.). Avian veterinarians are available in all large Canadian cities.

reference: http://www.hagen.com/hari/docu/car_finc.html
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PostSubject: Re: finch corner...   Tue Aug 12, 2008 7:14 am

wow, nice zebra finces, proven pari ba yun?
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PostSubject: Re: finch corner...   Wed Aug 13, 2008 1:21 pm

Admin wrote:
wow, nice zebra finces, proven pari ba yun?

salamat po sa pagaappreciate... Smile Smile ung iba proven na nasa colony set up kz maybe bago matapos ung taon mapapalakihan q na din ung colony cage...
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PostSubject: Re: finch corner...   Wed Aug 27, 2008 4:46 am

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PostSubject: Re: finch corner...   Wed Aug 27, 2008 7:40 am

wow, thats a star finch! Nice.
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PostSubject: Re: finch corner...   Thu Aug 28, 2008 2:14 am

Hi! Does anyone know how much is a pair of:
*Normal Shaft Tail
*Fawn Shaft Tail
*Albino Shaft Tail
*Orangeface Star Finch
*Redface Star Finch
*Saddleback Zebra
*Black Face/Black Breasted Zebra
*Yellow Back-Purple Breasted-Red Headed Gouldian
*Owl Finch
I'm interested to buy.
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PostSubject: Re: finch corner...   Thu Aug 28, 2008 2:55 pm

@admin- salamat po sa pagaappreciate, ung star finch libre lang yan sa kinuha ko na shafttail heheh kakilala kz ng kuya ko ung nagbenta..

@blackhawk- d lang po alamung ung ibang price sa list ninyo sir pero range lang po ung lalagay q depende din po kz sa breeder or petshop na pagkukuhaan ung price

*Normal Shaft Tail -1800 - 2500 / pair pero mostly po 2000 pinakamababa
*Fawn Shaft Tail - 2500 - 3500 / pair
*Albino Shaft Tail - same sa fawn
*Orangeface Star Finch - 2000 - 4000/ pair
*Redface Star Finch - same lang po sa orange
*Saddleback Zebra
*Black Face/Black Breasted Zebra - 200 - 1000 / pc. depende po sa kalat ng kulay and line
*Yellow Back-Purple Breasted-Red Headed Gouldian - 1500 - 2500 / pc.
*Owl Finch- 2500 - 4000 / pair
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