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    How To Look After Finches

    Articlepet advice guidesTuesday 27 November 2012
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    Finches are one of the most popular of all birds to keep in the house. These friendly, relaxed birds can become a great addition to family life – provided you are willing to put the work in to care for them appropriately. Finches are ideal if you have little previous experience with keeping birds as pets – to learn more about caring for finches, read this guide.
     

    Looking After Finches – A Guide

    • Make sure you have appropriate room in the house for a cage or aviary. It’s best to provide as large a cage as space can afford, as finches love to explore. Height should also come into your thinking – generally the finches’ cage should rise to at least 6 feet above the ground for finches to feel comfortable in a caged environment.

    • Make sure the finches never get bored by installing plenty of perches and hanging a varied mix of toys around the cage. Try and rotate toys on a constant basis, as finches love to embrace a new challenge and can get bored quickly if they are not stimulated effectively.

    • In terms of finches’ food, you’ll need to ensure food and water containers do not become contaminated with mouldy feed and excrement. Clean the cage out on a regular basis – it’s probably best to do this at the same time as bathing the finches. Finches will also need access to a decent supply of food and water daily. If you’re feeling especially generous, the finches may appreciate feed such as bread and seeds.

    • Finally, if this is your first time caring for finches, stay patient. The first couple of weeks may prove challenging as you adapt to the rigorous feeding and cleaning process, but, with persistence, looking after finches can be hugely rewarding.


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