i currently have a male spice finch and whati assume to be 2 female society finches ive been told that males sing while females do what sounds like a cricket chirping does anyone know of any other ways just so i can be sure before i go get a male society finch for my other female because my first female seems to have taken a liking to the spice finch and they sit next to eachother and preen eachother and exclude the other female
sexing society finches
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Finches are cool. We use to breed Zebra finches (we didn't mean to, but they did it whether we liked it or not ).
I took this off another site:
Singing and Dancing
Male society finches sing, while female finches make little chirping sounds. Since males sing a great deal, it shouldn't take long for you to figure out the sex of a particular bird. While singing is a regular activity, males also perform a courtship dance for female finches. They bounce back and forth on a perch while ruffling their neck feathers and stretching their necks. The female, or hen, might make a warning sound if she's not interested in his affections.
one of my finches seems to have watery dropping and doesn't seem as active this started a little while ago and i was hoping it would go away but it hasn't and none of the vets in my area do birds so i was wondering if anyone has dealt with this before she is still eating and drinking but shes spending a lot of time not doing anything sitting and her vent feathers are dirty as well
I'm not that great with finch health, but I hope this link can help you: http://australianfinches.com/FinchCare/Diseases.aspx
Best of luck!