Fact Sheet: Java Sparrows

Also called Java Rice Bird.

Colour Varieties include: Normal (grey), White, Pied, Fawn.

FEEDING

DRY SEED MIXTURE: comprising millets and plain canary seed. Hulled Oats should be available.

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; 5000 sq.cm. first bird, add 2400sq.cm. per extra bird

CAGES*: minimum height 34cm; 1300 sq.cm. first bird, add 650 sq.cm. per extra bird

PLANTS: most individuals pick the leaves from the plants in the aviary. Beware of toxic plants

MIXING: generally tolerant of other birds. Can be somewhat aggressive to smaller birds.

*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.

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