Tag: austerity diet

Seasons of the Gouldian Finch…(Part 1)

…and whether we’re going to follow them When keeping animals, it’s always a question whether we’re going to follow the “in the wild” habitat as closely as possible, or are we going to do our own thing. After all, they…

Austerity Diet, Part 2

Millet Part of a successful Austerity Diet

In Part 1 we discussed the what and why of the Gouldian finch Austerity diet. Now let’s take a look at how to use the Austerity diet. Mimicking Nature In the wild, Gouldian finches experience a dry period when the…

Why Use an Austerity Diet?

What It Is The austerity diet refers to the austerity period, a seasonal climate in the Gouldian finch’s native region of Australia. Their natural habitat only has two climates, one is wet and one is dry. Near the end of…