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Cut-throat finches for sale

Buy Cut-Throat Finches (Amadina fasciata) is a common species of estrildid finch found throughout Africa; it is also known as the Bearded Finch, the Ribbon Finch, the Cut Throat, and the Weaver Finch.

 

Physical Description of Cut-Throat Finches

Buy Cut-Throat Finches  have plumage that is pale and sandy brown with flecks of black all over. Nevertheless, they have a black-brown tail, thick white chin, cheeks and a chestnut brown patch on the belly. Their legs are a pink fleshy color  whereas, the adult male has a bright red band across its throat (thus the name “cut throat”). The male juveniles have a slightly duller red band.

Temperament

Cut-throat birds form strong pair bonds and are a social species. Members of a pair may engage in allopreening . Outside of the breeding season, these birds live in large flocks. Birds may engage in peering behavior at a singing male. They enjoy “dust bathing” and may benefit from access to a shallow dish of dry (chemical-free) earth.

Temperament: Undemanding, animated, calm. May become aggressive when breeding.

Breeding: Cut-throat finches usually use nests constructed by other birds . A clutch usually consists of 4 to 6 white eggs which hatch after an incubation period of 12 days.However,Due to their aggressive and interfering nature ,while breeding cut-throats should not be housed with smaller birds such as waxbills while breeding.

Although they prefer not to be handled, finches are very social birds and love company. Moreover, talk and whistle to your finch daily to give it the socialization it needs. Nevertheless when it comes to feeding, a seed based fortified diet is recommended.

 

Please make sure to provide it with a spacious cage big enough for it to fly and you will have a happy entertaining pet.

 

QUICK FACTS

Size: 5 inches
Personality: Aggressive
Experience level: Beginner
Diet: Omnivore
Life Span: Up to 5 years

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