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arthur
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24 Jan 2019, 11:31

finchbreeder wrote:
24 Jan 2019, 10:33
. The Galah and weerio if they are used to each other could quite possibly co-habitate.
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Not only co-habitate . . but also co-habit

Galah x Cockatiel hybrids have been recorded


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27 Jan 2019, 12:22

Also, does anybody know if red faced parrot finches can cohabitat with blue faced parrot finches? I know the can hybridise but are the babies fertile? Is there a way to stop them from hybridising?
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27 Jan 2019, 12:36

Yes . . but not wise

Yes . . unfortunately

No . . unfortunately
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27 Jan 2019, 18:30

Don't put them in the same aviary.
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27 Jan 2019, 19:38

Question one and two same answers as Arthur. 3rd question yes - put all birds of one sex in the avairy - but the odds are you will miss sex and they will not.
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28 Jan 2019, 08:59

yrs ago when i first started i put king quail in with a galah along with other small birds the galah bit the heads off the quail and killed the rest . I built a cage inside the aviary for the smaller birds to retreat but this just prolonged the inevitable.
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24 Feb 2019, 00:14

A-E. I have weiros with my finches, without problems. But the aviary is very large (>50m2) with bushes. I keep them because they sound the alarm when a hawk or Eagle approaches. They don't bother the finches, but I agree with previous comments that it disturbs some nests from time to time.

I used to have budgies and weiros in a smaller aviary (20m2), and on occasions they would cripple some of the finches. A very sad feeling when you have to pick up one of your birds with a broken or missing limb. So, stick to the rule of not mixing the two, unless there is lots and lots of space.

Don't mix blue and red parrot finches. Not only do they interbreed, but the blue faced parrot finches are hyperactive and that seems to unsettle the redfaced finches a lot, particularly in breeding season.

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