3rd October 2019

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Do finches need a Cuttlebone?

Grit is not recommended for finches because they do not ingest seeds whole. They hull their seeds and therefore do not need grit to help with digestion. Provide a cuttlebone or a mineral block, which will provide calcium and required nutrients for a strong beak and bones.

Accordingly, can a finch be tamed?

If you want a bird that's easily hand-tamed and perches on your finger, a finch isn't a good choice. While it's not impossible to train a young finch to finger perch, it's quite difficult. Finches have many other fine qualities, but a parakeet is a better choice if you're looking for a small, finger-perching bird.

How long does a zebra finch live for?

2 – 5 years
In the wild

How can you tell if a zebra finch is male or female?

Zebra finches are dimorphic. That is to say that the males and females have different coloration. Males have a number of distinguishing features including: orange cheek patches, stripes on the throat, black bar on the breast and a chestnut colored flank with white spots.