Native and foreign finches that will use nest boxes?

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elferoz777
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Hi

After peoples experience on which species (aussie and foreign) will use nest boxes to breed in??

I dont have the time/space to have fully brushed aviaries at the moment and want to know which species will use the boxes.

I know zebs and longtails will, are there any other aussies species that will?
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Double Bars will as well as the obvious answer - Gouldians.
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My painteds are always using nest boxes.

The parrotfinches seem to prefer them too.
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elferoz777
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any experience with picts or yellow rumps?
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Almost certainly no for both especially pictorella's.
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Had YR's nest in a large half-open fruit juice can many moons ago . . so possibly would use half-open box . .
Certainly wouldn't be their first choice
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Aberdeens and Cutthroats are appealing candidates!
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noah.till wrote: 14 Jun 2021, 19:05 Aberdeens and Cutthroats are appealing candidates!
when you're selling you spare Aberdeen's let me know.

I reached out to the bloke you got them off but im still "on the list"
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Hopefully will have some in the coming months, not much happening at the moment because of the cold weather but are checking out nests regularly which is a good sign.

Yes he's pretty full on orders, I'm due to contact him again and see if I can pair up some of my spare boys
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I'm keen on the rare birds. I bred up oriental greenfinches until I had to move home.looking to experience the excitement again.
please pm if you move some
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agate mosaic canaries, yellow mosaic canaries, red zebs, self bengos and goldfinch mules.
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