Australian Finches

Introduction to Australian Finches

Australian grassfinches belong to the family of birds knon as the Estrildidae [The estrildid finches are small passerine birds of the Old World tropics and Australasia. They can be classified as the family Estrildidae, or as a subfamily within the family Passeridae, which strictly defined comprises the Old World sparrows. co wikipedia]

Australia Finches are small, feeding on the grass and seeds of native australia. They have become more popular to breeders around the world due to their beautiful and distinctive colours, quiets songs and lively behaviour. As each finch species comes with its own strengths and challenges the most commonly sold australian finch is the Zebra finch. Its a ideal finch for the beginner due to its adaptive characteristics. The Goulidan finch on the other hand is also widely known for its beauty and elegance however this species of finch requires special care and attention specially in relation to breeding.

You will notice that searching through the list of Finch Species that some of the birds have a noted subspecies. For those who need a quick biology recap, A subspecies describes a group of related organisms that can interbreed and are geographically distinct from others in their species. The subspecies mentioned in AF.com are recognised by most Aviculturists.

Below is a list of Australian Finches recorded in AF.com You will find an information page on each bird along with photographs and private breeder notes. Overtime this database will continue to grow so please feel free to join our newsletter or become members of AF.com.

Foreign Finches covered in AF.com: 
 

Breeding

If you are deciding to breed your finches it recommended you get well prepared before you start. If your birds are already in the nest and laying eggs then hopefully this page will assist you in making sure you have what you need and also be prepared for any unforeseen circumstances.The below are guidelines only and I do ask that you also  research the breeding habits of your finch species.

Breeding

Common finch diseases

Spotting a sick finch is most of the times an easy task, especially if you know sign to look for. Most sick finches will become very docile and not move at all, they will stay clear of other birds and their activities and almost lost total interest in their surroundings. Food intake will drop and the bird unless treated may not fully recover. 

Finch diseases


How to control aviary pests and predators

 

Having a pest issue with your prized birds is certainly an unpleasant experience. There risks around losing your birds is high if you do not ensure the threat is identified and a remediation plan put in place. Of course some threats are more pressing that others however long term exposure will make each threat a high risk for injury or death. Find out some of the more common pests found in aviaries and discover methods on how to safely eradicate them.

Control aviary pests and predators

Food Facts

I have often wondered if my selection of seed mix is actually the right choice. Somehow I get the feeling there are cheaper less, wasteful options.
After a few interviews the results are in!

Seed, Feed and Livefood

Finch Care

Australia Finches are small, feeding on the grass and seeds of native australia. They have become more popular to breeders around the world due to their beautiful and distinctive colours, quiets songs and lively behaviour

Navigate your way through the various articles offering great insight into Australian Grass Finches.

Finch Care...

Fostering

Fostering is a term used whereby a pair of birds will care and rear young birds that are from a different pair or species. These birds will accept the young and care for them until they are fully fledged. Fostering is normally used when young are abandoned, lost or scared away from their natural parents or due to the unfortunate loss of one or both parents.

Fostering

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