Fact Sheet: Cuban Finches

No licence required. Sexually dimorphic: hens are generally duller in colouration.

FEEDING

DRY SEED MIXTURE: comprising millets and plain canary seed.

FRESH WATER: for drinking and bathing

REGULAR GREENS: such as milk thistle, endive, dandelion, seeding grasses, etc.

LIVE FOODS: mealworms, maggots, white ants, etc.

SOAKED/SPROUTED SEEDS, CUTTLEFISH, SHELLGRIT, CHARCOAL.

HOUSING

AVIARIES*: minimum height 60cm; 3700 sq.cm. first bird, add 1800sq.cm. per extra bird

CAGES*: minimum height 34cm; 1000 sq.cm. first bird, add 500 sq.cm. per extra bird

PLANTS: most individuals do not harm plants. Beware of toxic plants

MIXING: generally tolerant of other birds, although some problems may occur with other species showing yellow plumage. Males usually fight to the death.

*In Victoria, a Code of Practice for the housing of caged birds applies to the keeping of birds in captivity and requires you to provide adequate space, food, water, etc. for your birds. These codes are available from Agriculture Victoria. Measurements are based on the largest species of the group.

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(NOTE: ALL LICENCING INFORMATION RELATES TO VICTORIA ONLY)

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