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 yellow head. They are in a 30 x 18 x 18 cage. I do not plan to breed.

How many males can I keep in one cage. Is it better to keep an even or odd number of birds. Would it upset the others if I added one more? I like having different colors. If I were to add one more, what would you recommend?

The red head is a bit more aggressive. Would it hurt to add one more yellow head?

Thank you for your time.


Hi Lisa,
My preference is to have an even number of male Gouldians together. That way no one has to be or is likely to be odd man out. Red heads are known to be dominant over black heads and more so over yellow heads. Black heads are dominant over yellow heads too. I think there is room for one more and it may smooth out things if you add another yellow head. That way the two yellow heads will most likely feel good having each other to be with. It sounds like a good idea to me.
Thanks for adding to my site!! Jeanie

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Nov 19, 2010
by: Anonymous

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I have no idea what you are talking about. I apologize and will immediately contact my web master to stop this. Jeanie

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