popularity of goldfinches

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Craig52
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Pretty bird and have bred them BUT for some reason they attract scaley mite to their feet and also mosquitos bites even if other birds in the aviary aren't effected. :o
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There too flighty for me disturb other birds breeding so of they had to go but the males have beautiful colours
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Dont male an female look the same :?:
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No.male got more red and brighter in colour overall
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Ah :P I don't know much about them unfortunately...
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I Learn heaps about them there hundreds around our farm
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Archangelau wrote:I would like to get back into them. Only have a male so will need to get him a mate. Male is a litle crazy though. Perhaps an aviary bred hen would be the go.

What's the going rate for avairy bred goldfinches in Melbourne.

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Hi mate,have you tried Gumtree which is a free classified?I did a quick search for ya and saw an add for $5 goldfinches.
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At $5 dollars I doubt very much they are cage bred and as of other who knows how he can have them at five bucks.
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Myzomela
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Nope , definitely wild-trapped. And as an added bonus for your $5 you get Megabacteria, coccidia and any choice of bacterial and fungal bugs all for free!!!!

A little cynical, perhaps, but wild-caught goldfinches stress easily and often succumb to these bugs so if you buy any make sure you quarantine them properly away from the rest of your birds.
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I hate wild caught birds. Unless your aviary is 200 meters squared they are more a pain then pleasure.

Have to say they are my all time favorite finch and were the reason I got into finches to begin with.

I first really heard them when I was at my uncles in Spain.

He would trap them and put them in cages along a big balcony.

When my new aviary is up I am going to get quite a few.

Also love the chaffinch and linnet or pardillo as we call it.

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Craig52
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NUP,have to disagree with that,whats so bad with our rainbow finch(gouldian) :thumbdown: :wave:
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