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PostSubject: Tame Finches   Wed Dec 07, 2011 10:49 pm

Love scritches!!




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PostSubject: Re: Tame Finches   Wed Dec 07, 2011 11:06 pm

what cute little guys


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PostSubject: Re: Tame Finches   Thu Dec 08, 2011 1:37 am

I think I just died a little. way too cute!
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PostSubject: Re: Tame Finches   Thu Dec 08, 2011 2:17 am

The bourke was preening the finch the same time I was scritching, but EC wasn't able to catch a pic of it. Sooooo cute.

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PostSubject: Re: Tame Finches   Thu Dec 08, 2011 3:31 am

I'm absolutely melted. They're both sooooo cute Wink
Each time you posted something about your Bourkes, I'm kind of.... (in the future)
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PostSubject: Re: Tame Finches   Thu Dec 08, 2011 10:17 am

I want a bourke to take visiting with me at the nursing home and at schools. I've decided that's going to be my next goal - to take my tame birdies out into the community so others can enjoy them too, and they can be socialized. If I get a pretty baby out of the clutch my hen is on now, I'll keep it for a breeder/pet and take it with me too!

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PostSubject: Re: Tame Finches   Thu Dec 08, 2011 12:52 pm

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I want a bourke to take visiting with me at the nursing home and at schools. I've decided that's going to be my next goal - to take my tame birdies out into the community so others can enjoy them too, and they can be socialized. If I get a pretty baby out of the clutch my hen is on now, I'll keep it for a breeder/pet and take it with me too!
The little birds, if you take them out all the time, they act like they're not even being moved around. EC used to take her two bourkes EVERYWHERE in a carrier. Toddlers aren't really very gentle. She'd be swinging the carrier like a purse and the bourkes didn't seem to mind. They'd be hanging on, munching away on millet, taking sips of water, or just looking around. The motion's probably additional enrichment, like being on a swaying branch.

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PostSubject: Re: Tame Finches   Thu Dec 08, 2011 1:26 pm

I want one D:

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PostSubject: Re: Tame Finches   Thu Dec 08, 2011 9:44 pm

aww where can you get a tame finch? I feel like they'd be kinda perfect lil birds I love you
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PostSubject: Re: Tame Finches   Thu Dec 08, 2011 9:46 pm

Did you breed him?

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PostSubject: Re: Tame Finches   Thu Dec 08, 2011 10:17 pm

I'll trade you some beautiful tame budgies for one tame beautiful bourke! (Of course, I have to HAVE the budgies first...). Those birds are the most precious things I've ever seen in my whole life! EVER!

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PostSubject: Re: Tame Finches   Thu Dec 08, 2011 10:20 pm

Yes, I'm a kook. I breed and handfeed finches every once in a while.

EC historically has had tame finches for pets too.

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PostSubject: Re: Tame Finches   Fri Dec 09, 2011 10:35 am

I really love watching little finches, I think they are so sweet! EC totally has me wanting a Bourke. I saw my first Linnie the other day too- what a SWEET little thing!



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PostSubject: Re: Tame Finches   Mon Dec 12, 2011 10:34 pm

what is EC? we have an aviary of about 8 zebra finches and id love to get a tame one for my grandma! she loves finches xD
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PostSubject: Re: Tame Finches   Tue Dec 13, 2011 3:10 am

coral wrote:
what is EC? we have an aviary of about 8 zebra finches and id love to get a tame one for my grandma! she loves finches xD
EC's EvilChicken.

I handfeed the zebras from 10 days of age. I *think* you can tame one, but it's probably easier to have a tame one by handfeeding it. It's very labor intensive though - every 2 hours for 20 hours out of 24 until weaning. They don't taper off and extend hours as they age.

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