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 something I am missing from their diet.
I am assuming that you are providing your Gouldians with chopped hard boiled eggs and dark green leafy vegetables occasionaly. Australian finches have needs for higher levels of some of the necessary trace minerals. I buy a finch seed mix that is especially blended for "exotic" finches. Whenever I can, I mix 1 part canary seed with two parts exotic finch seed. My birds always have spray millet available to them and a mineralized oyster shell grit.
Hope that helps, Jeanie
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