TYPES OF FINCH NESTS
Finch Nests - There are many different varieties of nest for finches. This picture shows a variety of the woven type.
Many finches will build their own nest in a bunch of rafia or some will spend hours building their nest by carting pieces of grasses, bark chips and feathers.
In most occasions the male will carry the nesting material to the nest while the female juggles it about to her satisfaction. Often dropping it out so the male has to pick it up again.
Some will build their nest in the wooden smaller parrot nest boxes. I have used planter pots nailed onto a piece of wood. Cut a small round hole in the top of the base and fix a perch underneath the cut out hole for the finch to rest when entering.
They will also build nests in tea tree branches pushed tightly together and wrapped in netting and hung in the aviary. This gives them more protection from mice climbing up the walls of the aviary and disrupting the breeding program.
Birds are beautiful but they need to be cared for correctly. They can become ill even if cages are kept clean, as finches especially are very small. There are many different ailments and sicknesses to watch out for.
Collecting nesting materials
Finches feeding in nest
Breeding Finches can be very rewarding
If you are thinking about breeding finches yourself then you need to start with the easier types. And you can learn more about this from another article that I wrote on how to keep and breed finches
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