. Peale's parrotfinch
Level Of Knowledge Required: Beginner / Intermediate / Advanced / Specialist Breeders Only.
Government Regulations & By-Laws: Refer to "Government Laws" web page.
Housing Requirements: Click on "Housing birds" web page for general details on the housing of Non Australian Finches or read on for specific details for this finch.
The Peale's parrotfinch may be kept with other finches but with their rarity in Australian aviaries it would be best to give each pair an aviary of their own. If housed as a colony, the dominant pair or pairs may be the only birds to successfully rear young.
The Peale's parrotfinch prefers a well planted aviary; dense shrubs and tall grasses are ideal. The aviary should have long open areas to allow the birds plenty of flying space. Controlled environment conditions may improve the productivity of the remaining birds in Australia. Indoor cabinet breeding can be successful.
Only one species of Parrotfinches should be housed in each aviary as they may hybridize with any of the other species of Parrotfinches. Spare cock birds should not be housed with breeding pairs..
Diet / Feeding: Click on "Feeding birds" web page for general details on the nutrition of Non Australian Finches or read on for specific details for this finch.
The Peale's parrotfinch requires a good quality finch mix, seeding grasses and some fruits (e.g. apple, figs), berries and some leafy green vegetables such as silverbeet can be offered. Live food is essential at breeding season. Mealworms, crickets and small locusts can be offered. Sprouted or soaked seed if available.
Basic seed mix should include Canary seed, White French Millet, Japanese Millet, and Yellow and Red Panicum.
Nesting: A basic overview only.
Breeding: Egg Colour White. Clutch/s per year 3. Eggs per nest 2 - 4. Incubation approx. 13 - 14 days. Fledge approx. 21days. Independent approx. another 3 - 4 weeks.
Bengalese can be used as foster parents for the Peale's parrotfinch.
Artificial incubation, hand rearing or fostering will not be covered on this web site. It is too complex and diverse in nature to be attempted here. Refer "Specific References" as listed below and "General References" listings.
Health Issues: Refer "Avian Health Issues" web page for information and references.
General References: Refer to references listed on "Book References" web page.