Animal Stories - Gouldian Finch

Animal-World Information about: Gouldian Finch

  The Gouldian Finches or Lady Gouldians are thought by many to be one of the most beautiful of the finches and are some of the most colorful birds.
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Jody - 2017-08-21
I'm not a breeder but my Gouldian had 6 babies in Jan(2017) which I would like to rehome (reasonable $ or trade). Have 4 beautiful girls with red & black heads and 2 awesome boys with solid bright red heads. Able to breed now. Contact me @ In Concord, CA - will NOT ship.

himadri s chakraborty - 2015-01-31
want to buy one pair of gouldian finch.please state the price in indian currency.

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  • ananya - 2015-02-01
    hey its ananya, a pair of normal gouldians will cost around Rs. 3000/= and yellow back ones around Rs. 3500/= best of luck. but be careful to buy them from reputed breeders as many are affected with twirling and stargazing genetic abnormality. so just be careful
  • Tony Augusta - 2016-10-09
    I am looking for for pairs of finches , Gouldians, Star finches ,Java , must be
    reasonable prices .
Michelle Duzan - 2015-04-01
I have six beautiful Finches ranging from Zebra to Gouldian Finches. They will start breeding soon so I would like to sell the babies. I just acquired these birds so Im not sure on the pricing or anything , I just want them to go to a good home where they will be loved and taken good care of, I also have two cages to sell. I f anyone has advice for me or are interested in these precious birds let me know on fb or email me at Thank you Michelle Duzan

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  • S M Zoheb - 2016-01-29
    Yes I like to buy a pair of gouldian finch, kindly inform me about the price and how will I pay and how will I recieve the birds.I live in Kolkata, West Bengal, India.
Reply - 2015-05-24
Late april and early March we had 20 or more feeding on our tube. Mid April they disappeared and have not seen any since. We live in the Western triad North Carolina. Why? Anyone have a clue?

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  • Clarice Brough - 2015-05-31
    It is such a joy to see these birds, They are not native to North America, but originate from Northern Australia. Still, they are a nomadic species, and will move to find new food and water resources. Not sure, but they may also migrate to breed.
ananya roy - 2012-09-10
I bought a pair of gouldian finches about 3 weeks ago. They are adult birds. I have given them a nest box as soon as they arrived, and after a day or two, they started building the nest with dry grass and coconut fibres I supplied. Today, while cleaning the cage, I noticed an egg in the nest but the birds are not incubating it. They are outside for most of the time. They are busy preparing the nest with more fibre and cotton. I know that the first clutch is for free, but I am very anxious about this. Why aren't they incubating the egg? They are fiercely protective about the nest though. How many more eggs will they lay? Will they incubate after they have finished the egg laying business ? I have never seen gouldian chicks in flesh, so I am very excited. Also, is there any risk of egg binding, even after one safe egg laying done successfully?

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  • Charlie Roche - 2012-09-10
    First thing and most important grandparents have to relax.  They will not start incubating the eggs untill the last egg is laid in that clutch.  They have pretty large clutches as a rule with 4 - 8 eggs, so it might be a whole week they won't be incubating.  You said they were adult birds as it sounds like they know what they are doing so you relax and let them worry about it.  Yes, often times the first one or two clutches are for 'free' in the sense the parents don't really know what they are doing, broken eggs, don't know how to feed but yours sound experiencd so possibly not a problem.  Egg binding - it can always happen but not a normal occurance so i wouldn't worry about that either.  Yes, they will be very protective of the nest.  Feed them lots.  When babies arrive, feed them extra and some softer foods they can eat fast such as scrabled eggs (leave shell in) and sweet potatoes cooked and you can evenmash see inwith the eggs and swet potatoes.  You canmash pellets in for extra vitamins with the sweet potatoes.  Good luck and let us know - they are pretty aren't they?
  • ananya roy - 2012-09-13
    3 days have passed and no egg.they just visit the nest once or twice a day and spend the rest of their time outside the nest.their activity level and eating and other behaviors are all normal,but it seems that they have lost all interest in the nest.should i take out the egg?
  • ananya roy - 2012-11-09
    Tthey abandoned their first clutch. They took a gap and then laid eggs on 23rd, 25th, 26th and 27th October. This time the female is incubating them from 26th and is incubating them seriously. Yesterday while checking on them, I found an egg in the water bowl (the water bowl is nowhere near the nest). I took it out and accidentally cracked it, but a little bit of odorless and colorless liquid came out. It was the fourth egg but she is sitting on the other three eggs all day and night. The male goes in and sits when the hen comes out to stretch, poop and eat. Can the female know if a egg is infertile or won't hatch? The eggs are shiny and a bit greyish. Is there any chance that they may hatch? (it has been 15 days, so I am getting a bit excited,that's all!)
Ananya Roy - 2012-07-29
i have a pair of zebra finches in a 24''x18'x18' cage and I wish to keep a pair of gouldian finches in it. I don't want to breed them. I want just 4 little birdies playing and flying in the cage. The zebra finches are about a year old. Will they accept another pair of finches (I will buy adult ones)which are different from them? Will they get along together? I need to know this because gouldian finches are very expensive and I don't want to hurt the existing ones or involve them in a fight. please help.

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  • Charlie Roche - 2012-07-29
    I would not put the 4 finches in a cage together unless you do not care if they cross breed.  Also, cage is a little on the small side for 4 finches.  They are active, playful and flit about pretty much all the time.  So get a pair of gouldians (purchase them from a breeder if possible) as less expensive and you would know the age and healthy etc.  A reputable bird store is good also but more expensive.  If the cage were larger than you could put the 4 in together but then you still have possible cross breeding situations.  Not terrible and possibly wouldn't happen but finches breed quite a bit.  You can't stop them from breeding - I have no idea how you can do that.  Birds might mate for life but they do cheat.
  • Charlie Roche - 2012-08-15
    Yes you should put a nest box either in the cage (which some do) but i prefer one that hangs outside the cage and you just make a hole in the cage for the opeing to the nest box.  That way you do not take up the 'room' in the cage.  I also like some sort of screw on perch next to the opening of the nest box so they can 'protect'the nest box but it will slow them down jumping in the nest box and less risk of eggs gettting broken.  I'd put 1 - 2 inches of sand in the bottom of the next box to better insure eggs not breaking.  Then I'd put 2 or so inches of care fresh on top of the sand.  Give them some twigs so they can sorta help building along.  Anything can become egg bound.  However, you can watch them carefully and should that happen - and it probably won't - we can worry about it then.  Read a little on it now though.  Cuttlebone or calcium block in the cage and yes they are prolific litle breeders.  Can you believe all those precise colors as if they were just painted.  beautiful.
  • Ananya Roy - 2012-08-15
    I have arranged for a separate cage for keeping the gouldian finches. I am very exited as I am going to have my gouldian finches next week. I have always loved their beauty and now I am going to actually have a pair of them! I am going to have adult birds. One question though, should I put a nest box in their cage? are finches prone to egg-binding? will they breed readily?
Mary - 2012-05-01
Hello, these birds are so pretty been wanting a pair or two for a very long time. I cant find them anywhere! Please help! If anyone has a pair for sale for $100 or under please contact me! I have had finches for years and would love a pair or two for my avery thanks and god bless you all.

Alex - 2011-12-17
Hi I just wanted to give some information on what finches love to eat , Their fav/ is Romain green lettuce but only give them the one with no hearts .