Can anyone identify this bird?

Discussion in 'Caged Birds - Finches, Canaries, Cockatiels, Parro' started by duckncover, Jan 13, 2012.

  1. duckncover

    duckncover Duck Obsessed

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    This bird was at the parrot rescue so I took it home for my aviary. It came in with another one but that one died on the way there. Can anyone tell me what kind of finch/bird this is?

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  2. jeslewmazer

    jeslewmazer Chillin' With My Peeps

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  3. nurse_turtle

    nurse_turtle Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Female house finch.
     
  4. duckncover

    duckncover Duck Obsessed

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    I just feel bad that she doesn't have any of her own kind. I used to feel bad for my button quail but he's become tame enough for out of cage time. I'm working on that with her at the moment. From what I understand if she is a house finch that they aren't common in the pet trade and I probably won't be able to adopt one for her to live with. Right now she's living with my cockatiels, budgies, and button quail in a big parrot cage.
     
  5. jeslewmazer

    jeslewmazer Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Is it possible to rehabilitate her to go back to the wild?
     
  6. dwhite

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    I would contact a local wildlife rescue they might be able to help, this is something the parrot rescue should have done, or known since they are a rescue as you can be fined for keeping wild birds.
     
  7. duckncover

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    But if it is the case that she was taken from the wild then why is she in PA? They aren't native here.
     
  8. dwhite

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    maybe it became lost?
     
  9. duckncover

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    I finally figured out what she is! She is a Crimson-wing Finch. Unfortunately they are only native to Pakistan and Morocco so bringing her to a rehab is useless. I'm going to keep her and make it my duty to find her a mate. From what I understand they aren't really popular in the pet trade but are cage birds in certain areas. I found a breeder online but they are relatively expensive ($160 a pair+shipping) so I'm going to have to wait for now.
     
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  10. FireTigeris

    FireTigeris Tyger! Tyger! burning bright

    Contact that breeder and ask about rescuing any returned/retired birds.

    -good- breeders take back animals if emergency arises, so they might have some adults to place out.

    He/She may understand the problem and be able to give advice too-
     

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