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Hvfinchy
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03 Sep 2018, 18:12

My day got real good this afternoon, i have a small collection of Australians in an aviary, Stars, Double Bars, Red Brows and a pair of Chestnuts, in there this afternoon giving them their mealworms and greens and spotted a bub red brow flying around. I knew the red brows had a nest but no feeding sounds or anything. I know my stars have young ones by the way a cpl of hens are getting into the mealworms but still quiet.
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Shane Gowland
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03 Sep 2018, 18:35

Congratulations! It's always thrilling when you discover young bird you didn't know were coming.
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03 Sep 2018, 23:09

Congratulations, hope the Stars follow suit real soon.
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04 Sep 2018, 08:21

Congratulations certainly not the easiest finch to breed. One of the harder Aussie ones from my experience.
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14 Oct 2018, 19:13

Now i have 2 more younguns in another nest so at least something in there likes the accommodation , these are in a live plant.
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14 Oct 2018, 19:49

Excellent to know you and the birds are getting it right.
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17 Oct 2018, 10:05

Yes when I bred them they always bred in live shrubbery and extremely quiet and secretive 😉
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17 Oct 2018, 12:53

Try giving them broken up figs . . mature or dry . . mine used to love the 'seeds' (which are apparently actually florets/ tiny flowers with tiny seeds inside)

No native figs are toxic, so try the one from your area

They can be a bit of a 'turn-on' for Redbrows, and other finches will learn to take them as well

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