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Post  FinchG on Thu Feb 24, 2011 1:16 pm

Compatible Finches

The following finches are easy going and may be mixed together. It is wise to keep finches together in groups according to their classifiaction type. Australian finches may be successfully mixed with non-aggressive and compatible foreign finches. The following foreign finches may be included in a mixed collection: Melba Finch (Pytilia melba), Orange-breasted Waxbill (Amanava subflava), African Fire finch or Ruddy Finch (Lagonosticta senegala), Red faced Pytilia (Pytilia hypogrammica), St. Helena Waxbill (Estrilda astrild), Black-hooded Red Siskin (Carduelis cucullata), Spice Finch (Lonchura punctulata), Tri-colour Nun (Lonchura malacca malacca), White-headed Nun (Lonchura maja) and Black-headed Nun (Lonchura malacca atricapilla).

The following Australian finches may be mixed together as long as the aviary is large enough: Star Finch (Neochmia ruficauda), Long tailed finch (Poephila acuticauda hecki), Yellow-Rumped finch (Lonchura flaviprymna), Blue Faced parrot finch (Erythrura trichroa) and Masked Finch (Poephila personata). Double-bar (Poephila bichenovii) and Chestnut-breasted (Lonchura castaneothorax). One or two pairs of Painted finches (Emblema picta), a hardy arid species, may also be added to this collection.

Species Best Housed on their Own
Zebras, Gouldians, Crimson Finches, Madagascar Weavers, Pintailed Whydahas with host birds (St Helenas).

The following species may be added to a mixed collection as single pairs:

Species Best Housed as Single Pairs
Aurora Finch (Pytilia phoenicoptera), Green Singing Finch (Serinus mozambicus), Black-hooded Yellow Siskin (Carduelis magellanica). One or two pairs of Painted finches (Emblema picta), a hardy arid species, may also be added to a mixed collection.



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