How to take care of a Zebra Finch
The Zebra Finch is quite a small kind of exotic bird which has recently becoming a common house pet. It is known for its intense red beak, which contrasts with its grey and spotted plumage. Precisely because it's a foreign bird, not many people know how to take care of these birds, which need to live comfortably and problem-free. If you also have one of these as a pet, oneHowTo.com would like to tell you how to take care of a Zebra Finch.
The first thing you need to take into account is that Zebra Finches are gregarious birds and need, at least, one companion of its own specie to feel happy. This is why, when getting our pet, it will not be enough to have only one but you'll need at least two of them.
Regarding food, bird mixture is the base of their diet, and what is most common, budgie mixture. Some experts recommend adding more birdseed to the mixture, to help it have a more healthy and varied diet.
The first days we have this bird at home, it will need a lot of peace & quiet to recognize its new habitat. To help them get used to people and start trusting them, you'll need to softly talk to them, whistle a bit and get close to them with slow movements.
You should choose an adequate cage so the pets can fly around and live comfortably. We'll have to choose the right sized cage more carefully if you've got more than two Zebra Finches so they can all live comfortably.
At the same time, these small birds love paddling in water. This is why we should place a container where they can bathe in and change its water daily because, even if you do have a dosing tube, they'll drink from here too.
Moreover, it will also be necessary to clean the cage properly for our small pets.
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