Below are some amusing and heartwarming stories shared by visitors to this site (you can share yours too via the FINCHforum
). These accounts demonstrate why finch owners find their pets so entertaining and endearing. Whether you are considering getting your first pair of finches or whether you are a long-time finch enthusiast, you can probably appreciate the following:
"This is my first time to have finches lay eggs and hatch them out. If anyone else is trying to raise strawberries, they seem to really like those mini mealworms (about 1/4" long) and are feeding mostly those to the young, though they ignored them until they started to nest. One more funny thing - the male kept busy all during incubation time by carefully placing a white downy feather in the nest in just the right spot, then picking it up and flying off, then returning to place the feather, then picking it up and flying off with it. He did this ALL DAY LONG till the eggs hatched. It kept him entertained. He loved the little white feather, and knew it should go in the nest, but couldn't bear to leave it behind!"
"I've got chickies! They are HIDEOUS. 90% mouth, 10% scrawny wrinkly pink body.
It's fun watching the dad feed them. The mom is so subtle about it, I didn't even realize at first what she was doing. But the dad! He is so theatrical -- he has to stagger around retching and smacking his lips (okay, beak) and hurking and heaving for 2 minutes before he will feed them. He wants to make sure everybody knows how HARD he's working, ha!"
"I have to giggle as the silver hen and her mate have decided to be extra secretive about their family. Now there is a closed "door" on the nest. One parent will come out and the remaining one replaces the 'door'."
"My favorite part of having the finches is watching them raise a family and seeing the babies grow into adults."
"I am not sure if you all see that Cricket Wireless cell phone commercial on TV, but every time it comes on here, my (society) finches call back to the TV; it is too funny."
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