[…]Puerto Rican and Antillean bullfinches are not closely related to the European and Asian species. Bullfinch Husbandry Having evolved in cold habitats, the Eurasian bullfinch is quite hardy – captives have lived in excess of 17 years. Pairs establish close bonds sometimes, possibly, for life, and may breed in large […]
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[…]continents except Antarctica and Australia. The most commonly-kept birds in this family are the Bullfinch and the European Goldfinch. The American Goldfinch, is a close relative and, in captivity, interbreeds with its European cousin. Most True Finches are classified within the Subfamily Carduelinae. They nest solitarily and defend only the area […]
[…]a canary which learned to whistle the melody to “God Save the King” by listening to a trained bullfinch do the same in an adjoining room……if the bullfinch hesitated too long while singing, the canary would jump in and finish the melody at exactly the right point! Check back on […]
It seems to me that finches are often “short-changed” when it comes to cage space. Their small size, especially when compared to other pet birds, seems to pre-dispose hobbyists to providing equally tiny living quarters. But the facts that a bird “fits” in a cage, and can move about somewhat, […]