Finches are not parrots. They are passerines. Passerines are often called perching birds. True finches are in the family of Fringillidae. There are 228 species of True finches. There are also birds in other scientific families that are also considered finches.
Since so many species of Finches exist, there is a wide range of sizes and appearances. This wide array of obtainable species is something that attracts Finch ownership. Finches vary in length from 3 to 10 inches. Finches can be found in just about any color and the number of beautiful species is mind-boggling.
Finches have natural habitats on almost every continent. The exceptions are the South Pacific and Antartica.
Finches primarily eat seeds.
FInches typically live for 5 to 7 years. In some cases they may live over 10 years and the species is also a factor.
Finches are ideal pets for people interested in birds that may have limited space or time to devote to their feathered friends. Due to their small size many people also find them suitable to build their own flock of Finches at home. It is not recommended to keep just one Finch because a single Finch will be lonely as finches do not normally interact with humans and will need company. Check out Florida Bird Breeders Aviary for Finches for sale and other parrots for sale.
DIamond Firetail Finches are also called Java Finches.
The Strawberry Finch is also called the Red Avadavat.
The Plum-Headed Finch is also called the Cherry Finch.
The Bengalese Finch is also called the Society Finch.
The Gouldian Finch is also called the Lady's Gouldian's Finch and the Rainbow Finch.
The Star finch is a very popular and common pet Finch.
The Cut Throat Finch is also called the Bearded Finch, the Weaver Finch and the Ribbon Finch.
The Double Barred Finch is also called the Bicheno's Finch and the Owl Finch.
The Zebra Finch is the most popular pet Finch. These birds have been domesticated for over 100 years and are popular for their cute appearance.