Hi there, My nephew got 2 finches yesterday. I am going to have a look some time today but would like to know if you can tell if they are boys or girls Please.? If so how? I will go and look at some more info for him and will take some pics of them when I go there.
they are zebra finches. the grey one is definitely a male, the other i'm not 100% sure as i dont know if the sex can be told by the same factors in different colour mutations. We had grey and fawn zebra finches and the females didnt have any cheek patches but i dont know how to sex white ones.
do they get on ok or do they seem to scrap a little?
Well I thought that one was a male too. They seem too get along one of them sleeps in one of the food dishes. I said that one might be a girl but can't remember which one. My sister said they were told that they were young.
Finches really aren't into toys the same ways as our little budgies and parrots are....I don't think they're little brains get it very much.
However, they do LOVE bathing so a fresh bath of water every few days and they'll go crazy. They also love nesting....so even without females if you want something to keep them amused give them a little nest basket and some hay and they'll have a great time. You'll probably find that the males actually act like a pair and build the nest together
I love zebs, they're SOO cute! I started with two males and in less than two years ended up with about 30...all started with "Just one egg mum, please" and here I am 11 years later and still crazy about birds! haha! I don't think my folks ever realised it would go this far!