Tag: Gouldian finch

Getting Started with Gouldian Finches

In Our Aviary

Like most pets, it isn’t too expensive to get started with finches. What is important is to buy the right gear: The cage, the food, and other accessories can make or break your experience with Gouldians. Let’s take a look…

Seasons of the Gouldian Finch (part 2)

  Missed Part 1? Go here Pre-breeding Diet At this point, the finches have (hopefully) lost excess fat and spent time flying in aviaries or large cages to become stronger. It’s time to get them ready for breeding. That means…

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…

Gouldian Finch Quarantine Protocol

I get so many questions about quarantine practices, I decided to make a post to refer you to. Quarantine is necessary at 2  times: when a bird is ill/injured or suspected to be ill, and when a new one comes…

Perches for your Gouldian Finches

Did you notice that the perches that came with your cage were all 1/2-inch dowels, and they’re extremely smooth? Yeah. That’s not what we want. See, your Gouldian’s feet get sores on them when they have to stand day in…