Category: Finches

Common waxbill breeding 0

Common waxbill breeding

Common waxbill (Estrilda astrild) breeding. Indigenous to South Africa and these waxbills need a permit to breed in South Africa. Afrikaans name is Rooibekkie. Distribution of the common waxbill: These waxbills have the largest...

Breeding Orange-breasted waxbills 0

Breeding Orange-breasted waxbills (Amandava subflava)

Breeding Orange-breasted waxbills (Amandava subflava) – By Nancy Ingram Orange-breasted waxbills are native to much of sub-Saharan Africa. Other common names include Gold-breasted Waxbills, Zebra Waxbill, Golden-breasted Waxbill, and Goldbreasts. There are two subspecies...

How to keep and breed weavers 0

How to keep and breed weavers

How to keep and breed weavers – by Marcus Pollard For the uninitiated, the weaver finches are a large family of birds that have, unfortunately, no relatives naturally occurring in Australia yet are well...

Fostering finches 0

Fostering finches

Fostering finches – by Marcus Pollard The main bird that is used for fostering is the Bengalese mannikin. Throughout the world, people use this bird to foster their finches – especially the Gouldian finch....

breeding Strawberry finches 0

Breeding Strawberry finches

Nancy Ingram, one of our Premier magazine subscribers, is the expert on breeding Strawberry finches. This article is published in our August 2019 Premier edition. Breeding Strawberry Finches in Captivity by Nancy Ingram Introduction:...

Breeding green singing finches 0

Breeding green singing finches (Crithagra mozambica)

Breeding green singing finches (Crithagra mozambica) [Yellow-fronted canary] By: Nancy Ingram Introduction: Little Green Singers are native to most of the African continent. Prior to international endangered species listings (CITES), they were very common...

Birds air sac mites 0

Birds air sac mites

How do my birds get air sac mites? By: Connie Soto The mite moves from bird to bird through direct contact with an infected bird through the nasal passage. In cases of parents and...