Larger and more plump than regular sized Zebra finches, the English Zebra Finch will add variety to any aviary.
Colorful, curious and chatty personalities with a somewhat monotonous “honking” song which grows on you. Slightly territorial but less so than their normal sized cousins and not as active.
Coloring is the same as a Normal Regular sized Zebra. English Zebra Finches have hues of gray blue and brown dominating the normal bodied zebra. Black stripes and band on the chest with outrageous orange cheek patches on the male. A tear drop below the eye and a bright red beak are standard fare. The female lacks the cheek patch, the striping and breast band. Many mutations in color are available.
Size: 4-5 inches in length.
Breeding: They prefer a 5×5 box nest with a half open front. Provide bulky nesting materials such as grasses and coco fibre with soft white cotton or white feathers for the finishing. Remove nesting material when egg laying begins or the male will continue to build over the eggs. Incubation shared by both parents and takes 13-16 days.
Diet: Finch Seed, Australian Blend Goldenfeast