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I WOULD LIKE TO KEEP SOME COLORFUL FINCHES IS A QUITE, LOW

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I WOULD LIKE TO KEEP SOME COLORFUL FINCHES IS A QUITE, LOW TRACIC WAITING ROOM , pLEASE COMMENT AND SUGGESRT THANK YOU
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Bird Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 1 year ago.

It's a terrific idea. They're easy keepers and you need only feed them correctly*, keep the ambient temperature constant at a comfortable 70F, and decide if you want to mix the sexes which might cause a bit of excitement in the waiting room when eggs hatch! Please see the following sites:

http://www.finchinfo.com/housing/lighting_temperature_humidity.php

http://www.twolittlefinches.com/keeping-finches.html

http://cfhs.ca/athome/finches/

*I prefer balanced pelleted diets. Nutritional imbalances are a common cause of illness in our pet birds. Seeds should compose less than 20% of the diet. Ideally, a balanced pelleted diet such as can be found here: www.harrisonsbirdfoods.com or here: www.lafeber.com/pet-birds should be fed as well as hard boiled egg yolk, pancakes and cornbread, the tops of fresh greens, dairy products such as yogurt and cheese, fresh fruits such as apples, pears, melon, kiwi, and berries, vegetables such as broccoli, carrots, beets, asparagus, cabbage, sweet potato, and squash, and even tiny pieces of meat.

Please respond with further questions or concerns if you wish.

Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 1 year ago.
Hi,
I'm just following up on our conversation about your pet. How is everything going?
Dr. Michael Salkin

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