Gouldian Finch FAQ

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Sick gouldian finch 
He is very tired, slept all day, never came out. Felt cold, has a cloudy eye and has trouble walking. His feathers droop down by his sides and aren't held …

Single pair vs. colony breeding? 
Hello! I am very inexperienced with lady gouldians. I just bought 3 males and 3 females about a month ago. Two have already paired up. I want to breed …

flightless lady gouldian 
hello thanks to o wonderful web page my name is desmond I have recently bought a female LG and kept it 1 week in a small cage beside my indoor aviary …

1 month old baby finch keeping his head turned. 
Hi my 1 month old baby zebra finch keeps his head turned back. And when I try to talk to him then he looks at me then turns his head back. I don't understand …

Small clutches normally die, Why? 
"If only one or two eggs are fertile, foster them out to Society finches. Lady Gouldian finches will rarely take the time to raise so few chicks" This …

Juvenile Gouldian Grounded 
My Normal Gouldian chick fledged three weeks ago and it was flying around with its siblings chasing the parents for food. A few days ago it was hopping …

male finch is six years old fell to bottom of cage can no longer fly is this normal is this old age or a problem 
male gouldian finch is six years old and fell to cage bottom cannot fly anymore is this old age or problem. put in smaller cage is eating but does not …

Male zebra finch has trouble flying 
Hi there, Our little male zebra finch, Ronaldo, has been having trouble flying. Over the past month or so he flutters in the air but never gets more …

BB goulds 
I bred my first BB goulds and had 3 BB offspring. The birds were doing great for the first few months and now they are mysteriously dying. The GB's from …

Do you know what species of finch this is? 
Hi, i was checking out some videos on you tube of gouldian finches. i came across one particular video and saw this beautiful yellow face with turquoise …

no feathers on head of bird 
I have 2 gouldians, in different cages, with no feathers on their heads. The 2nd one appeared to be losing its feathers from when we first bought it. …

Stopped singing 
My male gouldian has been singing his heart out the past couple weeks. I recently introduced a female in his cage. The past 4 days he has not sung his …

after 20 days waiting no baby gouldians 
Hello I bought one pair gouldian finch from bangkok thailand and bring to my country Iran Tehran chity with flight. i have them near 10 month..they …

is it normal for a breeding gouldian hen to lose some facial feathers? 
I have a 2 year old female gouldian (bh pb gb split to blue) and I noticed she has lost some feathers on her face, left side. Her other side is OK. …

Missing chick 
My finches had two babies back in August that are thriving. Recently one chick hatched from another set of 4 eggs. A week later after I had seen it and …

Different behavior 
My gouldians are hanging out close to the full spectrum light ? That's fine. Perhaps they are enjoying the additional heat that bulb puts out.

Growing Up 
My female has completed molt about one month ago. My male has signs of partial back, belly and about half his chest. Very little started on his head. …

Finch hiccups? 
Good evening! I recently purchased a Gouldian and a Green Song Winged finch. Our Gouldian, Princess, is fairly active during the day and even chirps …

Beak Sharpening 
My two sweet little finches will suddenly begin to swipe their beaks against their perches for several passes whenever I come close and start sweet talking …

soaked seed 
hi Jean Dan here do you give your birds soaked seed and if so do you make your own, I have talked to some breeders on the subject and they seem divided, …

sex lady gouldian 
tho days ago i buy 3 gould very activet luks very good but one star to sad like a bol wat i have to du give medisen or give apropiate temperatures i …

Separating the male and female gouldians after the breeding season. 
Good day, I have a 50 pairs of breeding gouldians. My questions are: 1. Do I need to separate the male and female gouldian after their breeding …

Behavior of femail Gouldian Finch while breeding 
My female lady Gouldian Finch has been behaving differently for the last week. She has been very quiet and sleeps a lot. I have noticed that she is trying …

Won't stand on his feet 
My gouldian is leaning on the perch for four days. He can't stand on his feet. His feet are red. Also he is breathing heavy. I am giving him 2 drops of …

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HOW DO YOU BREED A BLUE GOULDIAN  
I HAVE YELLOW AND NORMAL GOULDIANS . HOW CAN I BREED BLUE GOULDIANS WITHOUT HAVING TO BUY A PAIR OF BLUES . I AM IN SOUTH AFRICA AND BLUES ARE VERY RARE …

feathers missing on the head 
I just came back from the dr. again. My red head, every year he loses his feathers around his ears. We are treating for air sac mites for the 3rd. time. …

Male guildion gasping and makes wet clicking scratchy sound 
I purchased a pair of gouldian finches in Nov 2011. It was Feb 2012 that I realized my male was making a "scratchy" sound and shaking and stretching his …

Water care  
Hi Im so confused with the treatment... I just bought Pint Frisky Finches Breeding Aid and a Feather Glow but so confuse? The details said half a teaspoon …

Finches Pick At Themselves 
I have two gouldian finches that are just about one year old now. They live in seperate cages right next to each other. They used to live in the same …

Hen tired, lethargic 
I bought a pair of Lady Gouldian Finches a couple of months ago, in December 2011. I placed my beautiful pair in a cage all by themselves. I placed …

baby gouldians 
How old are the birds when I can tell male from female? Hi Denise I can never tell the sexes until the first adult feathers appear. It is a good …

Frustrated with breeding and rearing!!!! 
hello,its been a pleasure breeding gouldians and the little advices you offer are simply marvellous. Still sometimes situations become nightmares,I have …

new addition 
I have a flight with zebras and Java Rice birds in one side and Shafttails and Lavenders in the other side. A friend just gave me a Gould male who lost …

male or female ? 
I just bought a gouldian finch but I don't know if it's a male. I never have had a white breasted one before so I can't tell. I have not had any for 20 …

what is the total age of a gouldian finch? 
what is the total age of a gouldian finch? Hi Nirankush, The average life span of a well cared for Gouldian is believed to be about nine years. …

Bald Male Gouldian 
My male gouldian looks like he is going bald. Is it molting or could it be a mite or disease? Hi Karen, Balding is frequently a real problem among …

nesting material 
Hello, my name is Mary. My gouldian finches don't take any nesting material into their nest. If I put some in myself, they take them out leaving the nest …

beak care 
one of my 3, 3 yr old gouldians has a beak that has grown to where the tips cross, instead of meeting at the tip. it does not appear to interfere with …

feathers missing  
Hi my lady gouldian finches are starting to loose feathers. I have a male and female that have been together for more than a year and get along fine. …

further to my last question 
Hey Jeanie........it has only been about half an hour since my first question to you and I have found another baby on the floor.....dead....at the other …

pecking 
why is the male pecking at females head? ~*~*~*~*~ I can't say for sure. If you have set them up to be a breeding pair either he doesn't like her …

found two eggs on cage floor this morning, 5 eggs in nest with both parents brooding them 
Hello, My pair of Gouldians laid their first egg on Wednesday Febuary 23rd, and have laid one every morning for 5 days in a row, so my final count that …

Egg food 
Hi Could anybody please recommend a receipt to make a good quality egg food to bring my Gouldians into breeding condition as they don’t seem to be taking …

la muda en los gould 
soy un criador de diamante de Gould, me estoy iniciando,vivo en TACNA, PERU, frontera con chile, hemisferio sur, mis gould desde primera semana de noviembre …

Feather eating mites in gouldians? 
I have heard about, but don't know if its true, or what I need to do about feather eating mites in lady gouldian finches? If it is true, is there action …

Lady Gouldian Finch breeding mutations 
Do you know where I can get a guide to gouldian finches and their mutations? Do you recommend a book or guide for me to learn more about lady gouldian …

Mixing Lady Gouldian Finch populations in their cages: 
I don't know what mix of gouldian Finch sexes I can combine in cages and keep them healthy and happy, so I would like to know: 1) can a mature pair …

What insects does a gouldian finch eat? 
What insects does a gouldian eat? Should I find a supply of them for my gouldian finch or should I just let them find their own? I have never had …

3 week old goulian just died 
hi, I am so upset one of my goudlians has just died. it was 3 weeks old and looked really strong. does anyone know why this has happened. I fed them …

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different colour 4 day old chicks 
Hello, I am hand rearing 2 gouldian finches. 1 is a day older and is a lovely pink colour. the other I had to help out of the egg and is smaller. it …

Finch compatibility 
I recently purchased three male Lady Gouldians. They are roughly the same age. Born Nov, Dec 2009 and Jan 2010. I have a red head, black head and a …

Can lady gould finches survive in the cold? 
What is the coldest temperatures that lady gould finches can live and be healthy in? Tbanks! I would not advise keeping them below 55 degrees F for …

Can i keep my canaries with gouldian finches 
As I would like to have a large aviary with a variety of birds, I wanted to know if I can keep lady gouldian finches with canaries? are there any special …

sprouted canary seed finches 
Do you recommend that I use sprouted canary seed for my finches? If so, do you have any special recipe mix and method for sprouting the seed? No, …

I have many Lady Gouldian finch pairs in separate cages 
I have many Lady Gouldian finch pairs in separate cages. Please tell me the best room temperature for breeding success. My room temperature is b/w …

head color 
I am new to these beautiful birds so please ignore my ignorance I am learning... I recently bought a female that was a black head white chest green …

permission 
I wrote on another page asking permission to use this picture for a drawing or just copy it tiny for a gift enclosure. 1 inch size. I will download …

eggs/vibration 
I have a crystal singing bowl. I played it while my canary and gouldian pair both had a clutch of eggs. Out of 4 canary eggs, only 2 hatched, 2 days apart, …

Recipe for Gourldian Finch Egg Mix Feed 
I have seen in some comments and videos that finches should have not just wild bird seed mix, but should also have an 'egg feed mix' Do you have a recipe …

breeding  
I have a wonderful pair of breeding Gouldian finches. So far they have had two offsping, one is finally getting his colors,(obviously a male), and the …

Fruits and vegetables for gouldian finches 
Can you suggest what are the best safe fruits and vegetables for gouldian finches? Should I stick to what is seasonally grown in my location, or feed …

How many clutch per season? 
Let me start by sharing with you how happy I am that my pair of lady Gouldian has had 3 successful 3 clutches in a season. They have been great parents! …

Mites 
Hello, I was given a pair of Gouldians in 2011. I hadn't any experience with birds. The following spring I noticed that the male seemed to be loosing …

Need help gouldian star gazing 
I read what you said on star gazing, and I think my young male gouldian is starting to do this. He will lift his head straight up as if looking at the …

My gouldians look sick Not rated yet
My proven pair look sick they are itching a lot (but no mites are found in the cage)their feathers look faded and a little ruffled, but they are not sitting …

Two males and one female Not rated yet
Can two males be placed in an enclosure with one female? Yes as long as all the birds do not fight.Good luck, Jeanie

What can i do about agression within the aviary with a breeding pair Not rated yet
Hi i had 2 pairs of gouldians. One pair raised a clutch of 3. The one pair perished by an unfortunate accident with old room mates cat ( very upsetting. …

About eggs Not rated yet
If a lady gouldian have her eggs and she stands up last 4 days .does the eggs still be good? Hi Johan, I don't know. You can use a penlight flashlight, …

Adualt birds deing  Not rated yet
I bought few young birds i put them in cage by them self with my young birds every month or one die in the one cage. I change the cage same problem …

My female Gouldian Finch is chirping incessantly, why? Not rated yet
Recently, one of my female Gouldian passed away (May she rest in peace). After the tragic loss, 4 Gouldians remained in the aviary but one of them, who …

female sleeping all day after laying 3 eggs Not rated yet
I have a male and female and they have been mating and fixing up a nest. finally 3 days ago she laid her first egg! she has been eating and drinking and …

gouldain breeding Not rated yet
can male breed with offspring Yes, just like dogs and cats can mate with their own offspring. I try not to let that happen, but there are breeders …

booklets Not rated yet
Can u send me Hi Ahmad, I don't think I received your complete message. Please try again. Jeanie

Juvenile Gouldian feed the 2 week old baby Gouldians  Not rated yet
It appears that one of my juvenile Lady Gouldians is feeding the babies that are still in the nesting box. The juvenile is very aggressive toward the …

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Stay on the bottom of cage Not rated yet
My female Stay on the bottom of cage all the time. She has got on the perch but only stays on it for 30 min's. I have treated her for air sac mites, also …

Compadability Not rated yet
What other finches can be in the same enclosure? Hi Daniel, I will list a few of the most common, but if you have a specific kind of finch in mind, …

Babies dying during their molt Not rated yet
After my babies are eating on their own and about to get their bright colors they die. I have had 5 clutches and all of the babies die when they are molting. …

Does gouldians finches mate zebra finches  Not rated yet
Hi, I have two female gouldians finches and one male gouldian finch Became my other male died recently, so I am thinking to buy one zebra male for her …

Keep Out of Drafts - Does that mean No Ceiling Fan? Not rated yet
I have closed the A/C vent in the room in which I keep my Lady Gouldian Finches. But it seems stuffy and rather warm. There is a ceiling fan in the room. …

Will a single male Lady Gouldian Finch sing? Not rated yet
I am wanting a song bird that does not require flight outside its cage and will sing without an additional finch. Will a single male Lady Gouldian Finch …

juvenile lady gouldian Not rated yet
I got a juvenile LG about 2 weeks ago. He or she is in a cage by itself. It seems to be happy, very active and chirps a lot. It hasn't taken a bath as …

cutting feathers Not rated yet
hi there. I bought a beautiful yellowheaded male finch that I thought was very young as he could not fly.I realize now that his wings have been cut .How …

Baby Gouldian Not rated yet
My baby gouldian is out of the nest but is hovering on the bottom and shivering. I know it might be cold , what can I do to help it thrive ? should …

recommended food for Lady Gouldian Finches Not rated yet
I am overwhelmed by the wide variety of finch foods available on the market. Could you please let me know the exact kind of food that you recommend, and …

Lost my female , two males are now together Not rated yet
Hi there, I purchased a pair of goulds from a pet shop Set up an enclosure with a natural environment. They bred within two weeks. They only had 1 chick …

Mating Not rated yet
Can one male mate with more than one female gouldian? I am very new to breeding gouldians. Hi again Leng, I think not at the same time. At least …

My male gouldian is having trouble flying Not rated yet
Hello, I have had a male gouldian finch for about 3 years, along with other finches, which has been normal and healthy all along. Recently, although …

Gouldians and society finches Not rated yet
Hi, can the Gouldians breed with societies? No. They stick to their own kind, other Gouldians. Jeanie

Feet have seed like sustance and feet / legs look yellow Not rated yet
Hello, I have what I believe is a female gouldian paired with a society finch. Only my gouldian's feet I have noticed for the past week she has small …

Help Not rated yet
Hi my lady Gouldians colors are dole not as bright as they usually are most of the time, and this is happening only to my black heads, I have red and …

my male is calm Not rated yet
Hi and thank you for this wonderful site. My male gouldian is very calm, doesn't move a lot, never took a shower, when i bring a female with him he starts …

Full spectrum lighting Not rated yet
There is great debate as to finches needing full spectrum lighting. Especially if being housed indoors. What is your take on this topic.? I have read many …

I am going to buy a breding paiir.these birds are not banded.Is there any way of telling their age,I donot want to buy an old pair Not rated yet
hi.I want to purchase a breeding pair of gouldians. How can I tell their age if they're not banded? Hi, One thing I look for is their curiosity level. …

Can I have just 2 females living together? The males are no longer with us. Will the two females fight? Not rated yet
I am left with two female Gouldian finches. One is younger then the other and I was wondering if it was being picked on because she looks depressed. She …

can you get yellow backs out of green backs in babies Not rated yet
I'm getting green back goulian finches and want to know if the babies come out different Tammy, My apologies for the delay in responding. When …

Baby zebra finch Not rated yet
My baby finch looks to be a day or so old, he barely has feathers, I notice every time I put him back into the nest the father tosses it back out. I don't …

how can i take out eggs without disturbing hatchlings Not rated yet
Hi Jean I hope all is well. My goulds hatched out their babies about 4 days ago. Awesome! As i look into the nest today i can see at least one egg under …

Male or Female ?? Please Help Not rated yet
Dear Jeanie, recently I bought one pair yellow face gouldian finch. But I am confused they are both male or one pair.?? Picture of them attached with …

I think my female Lady Gouldian Finch is dieing Not rated yet
I have a female Lady Gouldian Finch that I've had for about 2 years now. Her mate died about a year ago when it got out of its cage while it was being …

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Can i put baby goulians in with my zebra finches Not rated yet
I have zebra Finches who have babies out of the nest for 3 weeks...we have just bought 3 baby gouldian finches. Can we put them all in together...or keep …

Fostering Not rated yet
i have lot of problems with fostering society for gouldian my society is not taking care of eggs and nestbox and i have problems in timing also plz help …

My female rainbow finch seems to be in destress. Not rated yet
My female rainbow finch is breathing hard and fast,her feathers are ruffled and she is just curled up with no energy...Is she dying? I have a male in …

Gouldians are tossing out unborn babies Not rated yet
Hi, my gouldians laid 6 eggs in this clutch. After 19 days in taking turns sitting on the eggs, i found one dead baby last morning and three dead babys …

baby finch hiccupping Not rated yet
5-6 hour old finch is hiccupping. I gave it a few drops of pedialyte. what could be wrong? Hi Julia, If the parents have abandoned the chicks, then …

adult Gouldian changing breast colors during a molt Not rated yet
I have a mature hen who is orange head, purple breast and yellow back. She is molting now and her breast is white....some of her wing feather coverlets …

dry flaky feet and legs Not rated yet
My finch has dry feet, they look flaky. It looks like some of the skin that flaked off is red. None of the other finches in my flight cage have this …

Food Not rated yet
what kind of seeds do you feed your lady goulds. Hi Roy, My birds and I have always been happy with Higgins, Nederlands, Vita Seed for finches. …

gouldern female loosing feathers on chest and lower to legs Not rated yet
my female gouldian finch is loosing feathers from chest to legs she has just had first single young come out of nest box it has been very wet for the last …

mites Not rated yet
I recently adopted a pair of gouldians. They just laid eggs not quite two weeks ago. While I was feeding them today I noticed the female holding one …

breeding gouldians Not rated yet
Is there anything special i can do to breed my gouldians,i have 2 pairs in seperate cages,with a nest box on the outside of each cage,i covered 2 sides …

Bird with an equilibium problem Not rated yet
I have a big beautiful White Breasted Gouldian finch who seems to have an inner ear problem. It is not twirling as I have seen videos of this condition. …

my lady gauldian finches hair is falling out.  Not rated yet
My lady gouldian finches hair is falling out, and you can see their skin. Can you tell me what causes this, and how do I treat it. Thanks. I cannot …

hi,i have a bird,that is acting fanny,twisting his head like sick,what can i do to help it,he look sick.Please help! Not rated yet
hi ,i have a bird,look like he is sick,twisting his head,in distress,can't fly,falling off perch.can you tell me,what is wrong,what can I do to help? …

about eggs Not rated yet
hi jeanie, how can i understand if eggs are fertile or ready to hatch, without candling them?i feel nervous about holding their eggs with my hands,(they …

egg kicked out of the nest! Not rated yet
My hen laid 4 eggs and was incubating them very nicely until yesterday, while checking on them I noticed an egg in their water bowl. Their water bowl is …

help - my gouldian is sick Not rated yet
She has been very healthy until today. She is in a large cage with other finches - 2 owl finches, 1 goldfinch and a canary. She was raised with the canary …

Medication question Not rated yet
I am currently treating a LG for a respiratory condition with Baytril. How long should I wait to start this bird on a 1-2 time yearly Scatt protocol? …

twirling Not rated yet
i have noticed recently that my female LGF is twirling her neck almost all the time.she has laid a clutch of 4 eggs which she is incubating seriously. …

Hatching Not rated yet
My Gouldians layed four eggs. The male sat on the eggs every day and only took short breaks to eat and exercise. The female joined him at night. After …

my blue young gould falls off perch and flops Not rated yet
hi i have a young about 4months old , blue gouldian hen , she just recently has started falling off her perch and flopping about uncontrolably on the bottom …

third Bird Not rated yet
breeders have the luxury of having mixed adult with juvies. I have a four and six month old by themselves. would you advise me to introduce an adult …

Adding a third wheel Not rated yet
BREEDERS with multiple birds have the advantage of having older birds as teachers available to the young birds I.e. what to eat where to go etc. I have …

Lady Gouldian Breeding Not rated yet
Hello, I have a pair of Gouldian finches that I have had for 2 years now. The male is always wanting to breed and trying to get the female's attention …

Will dilute male be true color? Not rated yet
New owner with a purchased dilute male. Will I be dissapointed in mature color? Hi Lyle, I can't imagine that any adult dilute Gouldian's plumage …

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my gouldian is loosing feathers on its bottom. Not rated yet
my gouldian finch is loosing feathers on its bottom and sits on bottom of cage? If you have only one Gouldian, please get it a companion so it …

14 dead finches overnight (devastated) Not rated yet
Dear Jeannie, has been a while since I last wrote but today has been horrific. This morning I found 12 dead finches both male and female and zebs and goulds. …

Surrogate Goulding incubation/brooding/feeding. Not rated yet
I have had Society Finches for several years. Recently I bought a pair of mating Gouldian Finch. Now, the male is preparing the nesting box. I assume …

Just wanted to share  Not rated yet
Hello, My name is Jessica Michel and I am a new writer of The Student from Cooper Town Elementary School. This is a children's book about a first grade …

lady gouldian droppings (disease or bacteria) Not rated yet
When popping some kind of rock back and foward! What is it!! Is it curable? What's the solution? Hi Araceli, Please send me more information regarding …

abandoning the nest Not rated yet
hi, i have a pair of goulds who laid 5 eggs. the female incubated the eggs for 14 days and nights without help from the cock but now she seems to have …

My Lady Gouldian has a crooked neck Not rated yet
I am taking care of a female lady gouldian finch. And she can't straighten her neck. She can't sit on a perch, but is eating and drinking just fine. What …

My gouldian is leaning on the perch Not rated yet
For five days, He is putting all his weight on his right foot, which is missing 3 toes since I got him. He is eating and drinking but not singing or flying, …

moulting Not rated yet
During the months of March through May our gouldian goes through a process I can only describe as moulting. He stops singing, his colors become drab, and …

Loss of voice Not rated yet
I recently bought a pair of Gouldian Finches I believe them to be young birds, I have then in a good sized cage in my lounge room. I live in Ipswich in …

Condition of feathers Not rated yet
My rainbow finch has been moulting. His bright colors are gone and I can see tiny white tip feathers on his head and upper body. Is this normal? He …

Encounters Of The Tweeting Kind! Not rated yet
-(STORY)- I looked at those sweet little faces, surrounded by feathers--really cute little dark beady eyes-- and my heart melted. Looking at these …

About The Site Not rated yet
First of all, let me say that I adore this site and I am so very grateful to have someone like you to answer the many concerns about keeping these lovely …

Tossing/Not Feeding Chicks Not rated yet
Hi there, love your site! I have two pair of gouldians. The first pair have been successful in hatching chicks, but every time the chicks hatch, he tosses …

share cage with other finches Not rated yet
I have a pair each of owl, Lady Gouldians, and zebra finches. Can I put these together in a cage about 36 high x 30 long x 24 wide? Hi Judy, I …

Replacing male mate Not rated yet
My male LGF died suddenly, the pair were together 6 months but never bred. The female seems fine, how soon should (if I should) introduce another male? …

Breeding Not rated yet
How big must the breeding cage be. I don't want to breed in a community aviary. Hi Gawie, For just one pair, I use cages that are 29" wide x 18" deep …

Missing feathers Not rated yet
I have a pair of lady gouldians that are both missing some facial feathers, one around his eyes and one above her beak, any ideas? Mites? The mite spray …

catch Not rated yet
in aviary how to catch one of 33 at night or bigger net ? Hi Patrick, In my aviary I use a net that has a seven inch opening plus a twelve inch …

QUESTION LOST BY COMPUTER Not rated yet
Last week I received a great question. I gave it a lot of time and just when I intended to load it to this spot, I hit some key and I erased everything. …

molting Not rated yet
how long does molting last The first molt is usually the longest. I found that it could take up to six months and sometimes even a bit longer to complete …

is there any way to know the age of a lady gouldian? Not rated yet
I am buying a pair of LG and the lady who is selling them to me said that they are about 1 year old and have already had one clutch of eggs and they are …

Over eating Not rated yet
A yellow Gouldian has been eating at an extraordinary rate lately and this morning whe was on the indoor aviary floor and it appeared her toes were curled …

I want my Mommy Not rated yet
Hi Jeanie, The only surviving Glouldian chick from a clutch of three is six weeks old, fully feathered, eating on its own but does not want to leave …

White Marks on Head Not rated yet
I have a male orange head Gouldian who has white bits on his head. They don't move, so I wouldn't think they were mites. They look a little like broken …

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Gouldian recessives Not rated yet
I have both indoor and outdoor aviaries. The outdoor aviary is protected and heated but temperatures sometimes get to the mid 50's F. I have found that …

Determining sex in gouldian finches Not rated yet
What is the best way to sex your gouldian finches? Is it only bassed on the vibrance of the colors on the cock as compared to the hen? Thanks. P.S You …

RH YB WB gorgeous Gouldian female Not rated yet
This bird, when in my large outdoor aviary (16 other finches...all types) becomes lethargic, puffy and inactive. So when I capture her and put her in a …

light Not rated yet
I am caring for two Gouldians while the owner is in the hospital. He has a light for them. How much of the day/night should it be left on? If the owner …

Female too young???? Not rated yet
My lady Gouldian is only six months old and she and her mate are showing all the signs of getting ready to mate. He bobs up and down and she crouches on …

Neglected Goulian Not rated yet
I saved a Goulian from being neglected by its owner and placed it in an indoor set up with alot of flying space, but I notice as a result of being kept …

feeding Not rated yet
Could you please tell me at what age the gouldian finch can begin to feed for itself? Hi Marcus, I have observed that it takes at least two weeks …

Best constallation in the aviary? Not rated yet
I was wondering which constellation would be the best in my aviary. Now I have 9 Gouldians in total, living together with 3 canaries and 2 society finches. …

fading colors Not rated yet
I have a male and a female and both seem to have faded colors. I am feeding them regular finch food and treats with cuttle bone and egg shells . Is there …

Blue Back Male Gouldian Not rated yet
Keeps falling off the perch ..... and is very distressed His nails are short .... legs looks fine ..... any ideas ?? He's an adult Male .... had …

Pulling out nesting boxes ...in South Florida Not rated yet
I live in South Florida. I want my finches to stop breeding and finish with their fledges before we get a temp drop here in South Fl. I am trying to …

Constant sneezing sound from my female??? Not rated yet
Hello, my name is John. I live in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. I am the proud new keeper of a 3 mo. old pair of Gouldian finches. I have had zebra finches …

Female going bald Not rated yet
I have a pair of Gouldians and the female is losing the feathers on the back of her neck. I'm not sure if the male is picking on her (I have not seen …

Do Gouldians do well by themselves, without a mate? Not rated yet
My female died and we have only the male left. She died three months ago, and he seems happy and sings all the time. How important is it to have a pair? …

yellow backed gouldians Not rated yet
I have acquired a male yellow back with a violet chest. Is it best to mate it with another yellow back or a green one? Thank you, Tony Mifsud. …

Breeding at night Not rated yet
Hi there, We have two gouldian finches that are currently breeding; during daytime they the man and the hen breed alternately, but when the night falls …

length of time away from cock bird to ensure paternity? Not rated yet
Hi, how much time does a hen need to be away from a cock bird that has mated with her to ensure paternity? I have a hen that has been mated by her brother …

Redhead & black head finches Not rated yet
I have two male redheads, one is a green back and the other is a yellow back. I also have a black head, green back female all in the same cage. Will they …

Update Not rated yet
I wrote to you a while back because my 2 classroom "male" gouldians turned out to be a breeding pair, and they dumped the eggs out from the first clutch …

Plastic Foliage for indoor aviary Not rated yet
Do you have suggestions as to what type plastic foliage would not be toxic for Finches? Where to buy? Hi Mary Ann, I get mine at various craft …

Thankyou....From Deb...Qld...Australia Not rated yet
Dear Jeanie...........thankyou so much for your help and advice......... last time I wrote to you I had lost 2 babies........I am pleased to advise …

Yellow gouldian Not rated yet
Dear Jeanie....First of all thankyou so much for all your helpful imformation......... In January I got my first finches........6 gouldians...3 females …

Types of finches that do well together? Not rated yet
Hi! I have two Cordons and am going to the birdshow in San Jose for additional ones. Want to get a pair of Gouldians - possibly two pair and maybe …

What kind of lighting for gouldian finches Not rated yet
I wanted to know what kind of lighting for gouldian finches is best to use, and can I buy it online? Thanks To be in the best of health, Gouldians …

how to creat gouldian yellow-back finch Not rated yet
I want to do some lady gouldian finch breeding, and wanted to know what parent color mix I should use to create a gouldian yellow-back finch. Thanks …

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gouldian finches will eat nothing but seed Not rated yet
I don't know if this is a problem or not, but my lady gouldian finches will eat nothing but seed. Is it important that I increase the food range in …

gouldian finch bald spots Not rated yet
My lady gouldian finch has bald spots - what could cause that and what should I do about it? Is there a treatment I should be applying? Thanks …

How to produce a RED- Head Dilute Not rated yet
I have an Orange -head dilute male. I would like to acquire a red head male dilute. Can I obtain one if I breed my Orange head dilute male with a Red- …

Not feeding newly hatched babies Not rated yet
I have a pair of three-year old black-headed Gouldians. During and prior to the breeding season I mix their seed with wheat germ oil and use Breeder's …

Why does my hen fall off her perch? Not rated yet
My little hen, Bonnie, has started falling off her perch. She flops around on the bottom of the cage, sometimes with her feet in the air and just lies …

Hello. My Ladies are puffed up often. Is this ok? Also when do I know they are ready to mate? I have male and female. They are caged with two Aurora Finches that are very active. Please advise. Not rated yet
Is it normal for the lady finches to be plump and full often? Also when do I know they are ready to mate? No, it is not normal for Lady Gouldians to …

olive oil Not rated yet
to prevent egg binding,can a few drops of olive oil be placed in the gouldians drinking water. how often and what amount. thank you. …

My finch is occasionally peking at himself  Not rated yet
The both occasionally will pick at themselves not picking out feathers but like ittching or cleaning themselves is this something I should worry about …

Breeding Not rated yet
What do I need to do to become a breeder of Finches? You will need to decide what type of finch you want to breed. Some are easier than others. Lady …

Society finch babies have fluorescent mouth? Not rated yet
I have heard this, but don't know for sure, maybe you can answer me - do society finch babies have fluorescent on their mouth? ~*~*~*~*~ No, they do …

Gouldian finch molt  Not rated yet
Can you tell me about the lady gouldian finch - how long does it take for the molt to end? Thanks for your help. ~*~*~*~*~*~ That is not an easy …

Gouldian finch nest box cleaning Not rated yet
I wondered how much housekeeping I need to do for my LGF, or if they keep their nest boxes clean enough by themselves. What do you suggest is good housekeeping …

Gouldian finches daily feeding suggestions Not rated yet
Do you have any special tips for Lady Gouldian Finch diet and the gouldian finches daily feeding suggestions? ~*~*~*~*~*~ I hope to have my book for …

Bad eyes in gouldian finches Not rated yet
What are some eye problems that Lady Gouldian Finches experience? Are there common problems that can be treated at home by the owner, or do they have …

Gouldian finch temperature change Not rated yet
Can the gouldian finch cope with much temperature change? Do the gouldian finch need high levels of humidity in their cages / environment? ~*~*~*~*~*~*~ …

Best lighting for gouldian finches Not rated yet
I want to know how much and what kind of equipment is the best lighting for gouldian finches cages? The idea is to imitate daylight hours. Use only …

baby guldian finch first molt Not rated yet
What are the signs of a baby guldian finch first molt, and is there anything I should be aware of that might need my attention? The first sign of a …

Lady Gouldian Finch with hiccups? Not rated yet
> First Name: pedro > City: minneapolis > Country: United States Message:: hi i have male and female gouldin and my question is why the female …

why my gouldian lays or drops eggs on floor Not rated yet
one of my hens either lays or drops eggs on floor of cage. have nest set up. why would she do this. There is no one answer to that question I am sorry …

Most humane way to put down a suffering finch. Not rated yet
Most times I am able to save my sick finches but on a rare occasion they just hang on. Is there a humane way to help them end their suffering? A hard question …

to cover or not to cover Not rated yet
I just purchase two males. Do they need to be covered at night? Thank you It is really your preference as to whether you cover the birds at night. …

How to tell gouldian finches male or female Not rated yet
What are the physical characteristics and differences to how to tell gouldian finches male from a female? Easiest to do if both males and females are …

What is the Lady gouldian life cycle? Not rated yet
I want to buy some birds, but first of all I wanted to know just how long they live on average, and how long it takes for them to become adults? What …

Can goulian finches eat lettuce? Not rated yet
I'm not sure what kind of fruit / veges / greens that the lady gouldian finches can eat, and I know that with some birds lettuce is not a good food, so …

lady gouldian finch temperament Not rated yet
I was thinking of getting some birds for pets, but have read that the gouldians are not very affectionate with people. What do you say about the lady …

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lady gouldian finch nesting boxes Not rated yet
Do you recommend the simple wood gouldian finch nest boxes that I see pictures of here and on Amazon? Should I get new ones every year, or can I just …

how many inches do lady finches get Not rated yet
Could you please tell me how many inches do lady finches get when they grow to adults? I just want to know how big they grow to, thanks. 5 - 6 inches …

how many hours of light for gouldians Not rated yet
I read that gouldian finches should have daylight or artificial light, but how many hours of light for gouldians need every day to stay healthy? Are …

green gouldians will eat Not rated yet
I want to make sure my lady Gouldian finches have a healthy diet with everything in balance, but apart from commercial seed mixes, I want to know what …

gouldian finch nails Not rated yet
What tips do you have for keeping gouldian finch nails healthy (and short) and how do I trim them if I still have to? Thank you for your help. Trimming …

Lady Gouldian Finch Diet Feed Mixes and Recipes Not rated yet
I wonder if you have any suggestions or recommendations for diet of Gouldians in relation to the best mix combination or if you have an actual recipe: …

Do both male and female gouldian finches hop Not rated yet
I was wondering if this is only something that the males do as part of their breeding attraction dance, or do both male and female gouldian finches hop? …

Can finches be kept on my porch? Not rated yet
I wanted to know how well lady gouldian finch copes with weather... can finches be kept on my porch? It all depends on your location and the weather …

Can finches be kept on my porch? Not rated yet
I wanted to know how well lady gouldian finch copes with weather... can finches be kept on my porch? It all depends on your location and the weather …

Average weight gouldian finch female? Not rated yet
What is the healthy average weight of a Gouldian finch female? Lady Gouldians usually weigh anything between 15 - 30 grams, or 0.5 - 1 ounce.

I have a Gynandromorph Gouldian Finch Not rated yet
I have a true freak of nature. Half hen, Half male. It also has some very soft green spots on its back, missing a little of the black line on the …

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