So, are you thinking of keeping finches as pets? Finches make great pets for those who are just starting out in the bird world. They are happy little birds and they are not very hard to care for.
Finches are seen and loved all over the world. They adapt very easily and as long as they are taken care of properly they can live over seven years. After learning a few of the basics the new finch owner will be ready to accept a new finch into their household.
Having finches requires you to consider a few things before you welcome your new friend or friends home. The first would be a place to keep your new companion. This can be pretty much in any room of your home as long as it is not too hot or cold. A birdcage left in the hot sun or near a cold drafty window will contribute to unhealthy birds.
The birdcage you choose is up to you but there are a few things you should keep in mind. If you are looking for a cage that will match with your home décor then expect to spend more than you would for a standard cage. There are some great designer cages available to you and you will need to be aware that you will also pay more for these. What is important to know when you raise finches as pets is that there will need to be enough room in the cage so the birds have room to fly and exercise. They must be able to freely move about the cage to remain in a healthy condition.
Finches are not normally recommended for small children. Finches are not the type of birds that are often held unless they are getting a nail trim. If a child is unattended he or she may feel like it is okay to hold the new little family member. This can lead to injury for not only the child but also the bird. Broken wings can happen easily.
Having pet finches can also mean that on occasion one may get out of the cage. This does happen from time to time and they take skill to catch. Many new owners have opened the door for feeding and the new pet has slipped by and before you know it you have a bird on the loose. Buying a bird net is something that you may want to think about when shopping for supplies.
Many times we are unsure of ourselves when we first get finches. Buying from a good breeder can help. They are a great contact to have when you have questions about your new birds. The longer you have your new birds the more experienced you will become and then you will be able to enjoy them to the fullest.