Zebra Finch

Growth Size

Zebra Finches grow to a length of about 10cm, and can weigh up to 30g.

Lifespan

5 – 15 years.

Temperament

These birds are very social, but are too timid for human interaction. They must live in a pair or small group, otherwise they can become depressed.

Training Difficulty

Quite difficult to train, due to their aversion to human handling.

Recommended Owners

Recommended for people who are happy just observing their birds, but aren't looking for a pet that they can hold. Also good for homes that are too small to accommodate larger pets.

Origin

Zebra Finches are native to Australia. Sometime after they were discovered by European colonists, they were brought back to Europe where they became a popular competitor to the Budgie and Canary.

Diet

A commercial Finch seed blend supplemented with fresh fruit and vegetables. A mineral block should also be provided.

Please note! The dietary guidelines specified above are only a guide and feeding may vary based on your pet's size, activity level, and metabolism.

Grooming

Provide a shallow bowl of water (separate to drinking water) for the Finch to bathe in as it pleases.

Comments

Male Zebra Finches learn their unique songs from their fathers. Because of this, these birds are often used in scientific studies on learning and memory.