I f you could take one kind of bird as a pet, finches deserve to take the spotlight. If it isn’t for their cuteness, they have the most soothing and chirpy voice which adds such a charm to any kind of surrounding! When looking at finches, there are numerous types in the world. Indeed, there are hundreds of different types, each with their unique personality quirks and characteristics. However, despite the vast number of finches in this world, only a few select types are eligible to be adopted and kept as pets. Did you know that it is illegal to keep wild finches as a pet, so you’ll have to choose from the successfully domesticated ones. We are presenting to you some of the most popular choices you can take on:
This bird is magnificent and beautiful. It’s a bird with an orange beak. Gouldian finches have lots of coloration, including purple chests, yellow bellies, and green on the back. They are striking to look at and, once they settle in, they’re perfect little pets. Gouldian finches grow to be five inches tall.
They tend to be relatively light, as well. They’re also relatively passive, so if you’re trying to raise multiple finches in the same cage, this is a breed you can consider.
The Star finch is another striking bird. With a green chest, olive back, and a red face, these birds are beautiful. Plus, the addition of the white spots along the throat and body help make this bird very unique and distinctive. These birds are a little on the small side for finches. They grow to approximately 4 inches in length and, commensurate with their weight, tend to be a bit less bulky. Like Gouldian finches, these little birds are calm, quiet, and very peaceful!
Another striking bird, the Strawberry finch is aptly named for its red and black coat. It also has numerous white spots on its body to give it a nice, distinct appearance. Like the Star finch, these birds grow to be approximately 4 inches in length. They are very light, weighing less than a quarter of an ounce even when fully mature!
The owl finch is appropriately named. It genuinely looks like an owl! As such, it has a white face, brown body, and a white chest. Arguably the most striking thing about these birds is the double black line that crosses the bottom of the face and goes along its chest. There’s no other bird out there that looks quite like it!
The most popular finch gets that designation for a reason – it’s a very resilient pet to have. Growing to approximately 4 inches once fully mature, this finch has a beautiful appearance that isn’t overwhelming. It gets its name from its zebra appearance on its tail. However, for the most part, the bird looks brown, with a bright white belly, and with chestnut patches on the cheeks and wings.
The Society finch has a very subtle but astute looking appearance. With white bellies, and having a brown backside, there’s nothing particularly striking about this bird. One might even look at it and think it’s a type of sparrow! However, the Society finch is one of the better ones to keep as a pet because of how resistant and social it is.
Plum Headed Finch
Lastly, we have the plum-headed finch, which is a close relative of the Star finch. The only real difference is that the Plum-headed finch is a little less striking in terms of appearance. As the name implies, they have a beautiful plum head, while the rest of the body is brown with white spots. While they might not look as striking, they do look lovely nonetheless.