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Finches

Experience Level: Advanced

Grass finches in habitat

Nutrition & Maintenance

Nutrition and Maintenance
• Maintenance diet should consist of fortified pellet-seed blend.
• Fresh fruits and vegetables should be removed after four hours to prevent spoilage.
• Clean and refill food and water bowls once a day.
• Cuttlebone/mineral block should be available in the cage at all times.
• Finches only eat off the top layer of the food dish, so if feeding pellet-seed mixes, be sure to check the food daily and remove empty seed hulls. 

Dietary Options


Examples Feeding Frequency
Prepared Diets* Pelleted or pellet-seed diet Food should be refreshed daily and the bowl should be approximately 3/4 full.
Vegetables Dark, leafy greens, (kale, collard, mustard, dandelion, escarole) and vegetables (zucchini, broccoli, squash and shredded carrots)

Every other day; should make up 20& of diet.

Offer only enough to be consumed in four hours. 

Fruits Papaya, banana, melon

Once weekly; should only make up 5% of diet.

Offer only enough to be consumed in four hours. 

Cooked Foods Scrambled or boiled eggs, whole wheat pasta, beans, peas

Once weekly; should make up less than 5% of diet. 

Offer only enough to be consumed in four hours. 

*Pelleted digest may have grain, fruit and vegetables additives for variety and probiotics to support digestive health. 

 

 

Safety and Cleanliness
Use caution when handling pets and remember that all pets may bite or scratch especially when stressed. upervise children around pets.
Keep your pet’s home clean and wash your hands before and after handling your pet or cleaning its home.