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Zebra Finch

Old Price $17.99
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product highlights

  • Ideal for children 14 & up
  • Makes soothing sounds
  • Lives approximately 5 years
Note: Pet availability is seasonal. State and local regulations may vary. Pricing may vary by store location. PetSmart stores cannot match the price below for this pet. Ask a store associate for details.

Finches love to have visual contact with people, however, typically do not like to be handled. Talking and whistling to your bird will provide them the interaction and socialization they need. The soothing sounds of the male bird make the finch an entertaining pet. There are multiple species of finches and some do not get along. As a general rule, larger species of finches should not be housed in the same cage as smaller species.

Things to remember

Feed her 1-2 teaspoons per day of a pellet or seed-based, fortified finch diet.

High metabolic rate
Because a finch's metabolism is very active, food should beavailable at all times.

Long-term companions
Before purchasing, be aware that a finch requires a long-term commitment of approximately 5 years.

Be sure to provide a cuttle bone in your finch's cage at all times.

Finches like to fly, so when selecting a cage remember that length is better than height. Your finch's cage must be large enough for her to comfortably stretch her wings and fly from perch to perch. The bigger the cage, the better.

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Zebra Finch
17.99 New Out Of Stock
Zebra Finch is rated 4.1 out of 5 by 16.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best $40 I have ever spent! I bought my two girls last week and I am already in love. The females dont really sing, but they make really cute peeping noises. Literally the best thing to wake up to in the morning. Both my girls are very healthy so far, and I have loved watching them get more comfortable with their cage and their surroundings! You wont regret these fun little birds!
Date published: 2017-10-02
Rated 4 out of 5 by from My Zebra Finches I bought my male zebra finch from PetSmart and a female from another store. The male is pretty and both him and the female are very small. The male is loud and sings all day. They both sing, but the female is quieter. They are both playful and energetic. They are fun and good to watch. They are easy to take care of. Although I wanted a quiet pet, these birds are good pets.
Date published: 2016-09-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Cute!!! I purchased a male and female Zebra Finch, they are very interesting to watch for the whole family. From their chirps to building their nest.
Date published: 2014-05-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Entertaining birds I bought a pair of these wonderful little active birds and we enjoy them so much. They never seem to sit still, they are always hoping from perch to perch and they love to swing. We have several other finches as well but we could not house them together because the Zebra's are very aggressive and territorial so beware if you are planning to have more than one type of finch you will need separate cages. These birds are very busy and they need a large long flight cage and nests are a must as they sleep in them at night. Their chirp sounds like a dogs squeaky toy to me but the male's song is very beautiful. These birds will bring loads of enjoyment for your family!
Date published: 2015-09-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A new friend... My mom had to get rid of her Zebra Finch so we gave him a new home. However we felt that he'd be happier with a friend so we purchased what may have been the last Zebra Finch that was in Salem at the time. It was love at first sight for these two and I'm happy that we picked up a friend for our other finch. If the store I went to is typical of all Petsmart stores, you'll get a healthy friend that doesn't need TLC to get them back into proper health like the parakeets I adopted from a competitor.
Date published: 2014-10-15
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Uninformed sales rep My daughter got me a pair of Zebra finches for my birthday and was told both were males..Within a month we had a clutch of 4 babies in the nest box. At least try and train your employees on how to recognize if a bird is male or female.
Date published: 2018-06-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from there fun if they trust you you can hold them awesome pets but you have to be patient.
Date published: 2014-04-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Adorable and cute I bought a male finch from there for my friend. He got very lonely though. I bought a female a week later, They both were happy. I gave them a few months to settle down and they laid a clutch. I was so happy. They ate the eggs though. :l
Date published: 2015-05-30
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Can they hold the finch on their fingers

Asked by: Elizabeth876
It is possible but for me personally it took longer than usual. If you do spend enough time than their bond will be just a rewarding <3.
Answered by: SpaceLiIy
Date published: 2018-11-10

Can you put a finch and a parakeet in the same cage?

Asked by: Theresa geek
No-can't put finch in with hook billed birds,especially with ones so much larger.
Answered by: bunny wrangler
Date published: 2018-10-29

Hi! I recently bought a little male zebra finch and he seems to be adjusting well! However, he seems lonely, I would like to buy a second one but I am also afraid they will not get along. Are males typically better with other males or a female? Thanks!

Asked by: SarahW23
Another male should work as long as they have enough space in the cage and an eye is kept on them. A female would work as well, of course, they will most likely reproduce if you have a nest in the cage. And it's good that you noticed that he was lonely; finches are very social birds and typically require at least one cage mate of the same species to keep them company. Hope this helps.
Answered by: Robert 98
Date published: 2018-10-29

Can I keep four males in a cage together?

Asked by: Adriannn
If the cage is at least this size, Any smaller and they won't have a great life. They need to have run to fly, not just hop around.
Answered by: channelingbirds
Date published: 2018-09-13

Do they get along with parakeets 

Asked by: Anya115
No. Birds don't mix with other species like dogs. Plus your run the risk of different diseases and have a good chance of fighting. Although, finches can life with other varieties of finches, but I think again, there may be a higher risk of health issues.
Answered by: channelingbirds
Date published: 2018-10-14

do baby finches colors change? beaks, feet, etc. Males orange dot?

Asked by: lody
They do change although all males are pretty much the same color although there are typically unique markings on each. Females can have more variety such as all white, or resemble males. But as babies, they do look similiar.
Answered by: channelingbirds
Date published: 2018-08-05

Can I just get one of these?

Asked by: Birdhuman
I would suggest you get two because zebra finches are especially noted for being social and their fairly complex communication. Getting a female is ok as long as you don't give them any nesting materials. want them to have babies. They are cute but it's more responsibility and if money is an issue, it may result in vet bills if one of them gets sick. Two males can also be together, but I havent had that situation.
Answered by: channelingbirds
Date published: 2018-10-14

Would a cage size of approximately 15 inches L X 15 inches W X 20 inches H be sufficient to house a pair of zebra finches? A trio? Do finches need a nest to sleep, or can they be comfortable sleeping without one?

Asked by: Robert 98
That would be perfect for 2 finches. It would be preferable to get a nest.
Answered by: F Gcgh
Date published: 2018-10-23
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