Strawberry Finch


Strawberry finches generally get along well with other non-aggressive finches or parrots and can be housed in mixed aviaries. Care needs to be taken during breeding season, though, as they defensively protect their nesting area. During this time, strawberry finches should be housed in pairs only. Strawberry finches are peaceful and the male’s melodic voice is very soothing.

Behavior / Health Concerns

Strawberry finches are active and enjoy flight, so their housing should allow sufficient space for them to do so. Plant cover in the cage/aviary is also important to include. Like some other finches species, strawberry finches may need frequent nail trims. Strawberry finches need a good diet and natural light.

Expert Advice

“Strawberry finches are in high demand for any aviary. They are small, active birds that are a joy to watch, and the males have a nice song and wonderful red color.”

Mandy Currie, Singing Wings Aviary

Breed Details

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Native Region:
3 to 4 inches
Life Expectancy:
5 to 10 years
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