The Bengalese Finch: A Charming Companion for Bird Enthusiasts

The Bengalese Finch: A Charming Companion for Bird Enthusiasts

Bengalese finches (Society Finch) are remarkably easy-going and versatile birds to care for. They thrive in various environments, be it breeding cages, indoor aviaries, or spacious flights, displaying contentment across all settings. Unlike some finches, they generally avoid squabbles with other birds and rather than getting involved in disagreements, these birds prefer to make their presence known through lively and energetic singing when new birds arrive. Despite this, they are recognised for their friendly grooming of other bird species and their willingness to share food and water bowls without any objections.

Feeding Bengalese finches is remarkably uncomplicated, as it primarily involves providing a quality millet and canary seed mix, supplemented with a variety of other seeds for added nutrition. For an optimal diet, consider using Haith's Foreign Finch Mix with a small amount of Haith's Prosecto-Insectivorous mix for enhanced variety and nutritional balance.

Introducing fresh vegetables and fruits, such as lettuce, kale, broccoli, carrots, bell peppers, bananas, apples, and blueberries, will guarantee the essential intake of vital vitamins, minerals, and nourishment crucial for their overall well-being.

During the breeding season, these birds readily breed and can produce multiple broods each year under optimal conditions. It is essential to prioritise the selection of appropriate nutrition, with a significant impact on their well-being. Selecting a soft food option such as Egg Biscuit Food and Nectarblend is important, as it ensures the provision of essential nutrients for their nurturing and care. They also benefit from having grit available to aid in digestion and provide a calcium boost for hens.

Finches, in general, exhibit social behaviour and often engage in cuddling with members of their own species, as well as occasionally with other types of birds. However, the Bengalese finches stand out for their increased friendliness and heightened sociability compared to their counterparts.

Written by Tina. 

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