Lady Gouldian Finch Care And Breeding Expert Guide
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Gouldian Finches are susceptible to cold and require a temperature of between 70 to 75 degrees Fahrenheit (around 20 degrees celsius). Their nails may need clipping, which can be problematic due to their unwillingness to be held. They love to bathe and can be given small saucer of water or lightly misted with a spray bottle if living in a cage. Below is a nice video of Gouldians bathing in an outdoor aviary.You can expect a yearly molt that can be fairly stressful for your birds as they may lose many feathers at a time. Molts can be delayed for various environmental reasons as described by ladygouldianfinch.com. Based on your location, molting will occur at different times of the year, and you should make every effort to have your birds finish their breeding 4 to 6 weeks prior to their scheduled molt.
The Gouldian Finch Handbook by Tanya Logan is the ultimate guide to this beautiful bird. Logan pulls out all the stops to give us a wealth of information on this rainbow-colored bird, native to Australia but adored around the world. I would agree that these finches are the most colorful birds on the globe, and whether you have a passing interest, or are a big fan, this is a must-have book for your collection. My interest in birds has normally been when I've captured one in a photo, or sketched one in the past--my personal favorite being the red-winged blackbird--but I must say I fell in love with the Gouldian Finch, thanks to this book. It has all the facts about the bird itself and also about how to keep them, as well as other important things like their health, choosing the right cage, how to keep them healthy, how to breed them if you desire, which other birds they get along with, how to feed a baby by hand, and so much more.This book is well-organized, with a list of 10 facts in each chapter for quick reference. There are lots of color images, and even an extra goodie: A PDF with additional information that you can download from the author's website. I like that the book appeals to a wide audience, not just birdwatchers. With this much information and how-to's at your disposal, you can decide if you want to be a casual Gouldian Finch fan or a future expert. As with raising, breeding, or caring for any bird or animal, knowing the likes, dislikes, habits, and characteristics is a top priority. Logan admits that she isn't a veterinarian or an expert, but she does have a passion for this bird that is infectious. And she does have loads of personal experience with them. The Gouldian Finch Handbook by Tanya Logan is an irresistible introduction to this lovely, complicated bird.
You can help ensure your finch lives a healthier life by providing them with routine veterinary care. Avian experts recommend new finches be quarantined for 30 days if you have other birds in your home. Schedule an exam with an avian veterinarian as soon as you bring your new pet home, and plan on yearly well exams after that. 781b155fdc