Australian Finches – Their Care and Keep

Australian Finches - Their Care and Keep

Australian finches are remarkable little birds. The name is a broad term and is so named because there are many different types of finches that fit into this category. Some are the Zebra Finch, Painted Finch, Lady Gouldian and there are a variety of more that fit into the category.

Of all of the birds that are considered part of the Australian family the Zebra finch makes the best pet. For those families or individuals that like birds and want a pet this is the most hardy and easy to keep. They do require a few things but nothing of any great work.

Zebra finch as already discussed is part of Australian finches classification. They sing and will do well in a small to medium bird cage. They need a well balanced diet and to be kept warm and out of drafts.

When choosing a pet bird these sweet finches are the easiest to keep. When choosing the right foods for their diets it is important to remember to keep it well balanced with seed, greens and protein. One of the best foods to give them is mashed hard boiled eggs.

When trying to introduce the Australian finch to new foods it is best to do it while they are young. Older birds tend to shy away from anything new and will be harder to convince that the new food supply is good for them. If a breeder has an older bird that will eat a variety of foods many times this bird will be used as a trainer. When it is feeding time the breeder will put the older bird in with the youngsters and they will see the trainer eat the foods. It is important to offer greens to your Australian finches to maintain good health.

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10 Tips on How to Keep Your Pet Safe at Halloween

10 TIPS ON HOW TO KEEP YOUR PET SAFE AT HALLOWEEN

Halloween is an awesome part of the year, when everybody gets to have fun pretending to be whomever or whatever they want, show off their creativity, and gather with friends for a spooky good time. This is not even to mention the treat of seeing little kids and pets dressed up… and the candy! Who can forget the candy?

While the celebration is going on, however, there are some things to remember in order to keep pets happy and healthy during all the hoopla.

1. Most important of any Halloween tip: Don’t feed Fido or Fluffy any candy! Chocolate especially is poisonous to animals, but any sugary treat can be dangerous and make your pet sick. It’s not just the candy itself you need to watch out for, either – the wrappers can cause choking and digestive problems. It’s important to make sure kids understand this too. It’s only natural they want to share their loot with their best friend!

2. Keep your pet away from seasonal produce such as pumpkin and corn -they may not kill your pet, but they can cause serious stomach upset as well.

3. it’s a good idea to keep your pet in a quiet, comfortable room away from the front door during trick or treating hours. Pets can become nervous or frightened by the noise and excitement, or all the strangers appearing at their door. They may try to escape or even bite in such confusing circumstances! Better to let them relax somewhere else in the house, or even crate them with their favorite blanket and toy.

4. If you use some of the imaginative and cool electric decorations out there, make sure the cords and plugs are secured away from your pet’s nosy mouths and paws.

5. If you decide to dress up …

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