Is A Lady Gouldian Finch The Right Bird For My Family Pet?
Many people have been so overwhelmed by the amazing beauty of Lady Gouldian finch that they proceed to purchase one, planning to learn how to care for it as time goes along. Let me suggest that this is not a good plan. Finches in general are unlike most other pet birds. This is not always obvious. The majority of other pet birds commonly sold will talk, socialize, learn tricks, sit on your shoulder, eat out of your hand, cuddle, kiss and truly have an emotional commitment to your companionship. Lady Gouldian Finch are domesticated we say, because they have been bred in captivity for many, many years, but they are far from tame. Finches live in their own worlds and we may be their observers, protectors and their care givers. It is rare, but it can happen that a Gouldian will bond with a human. I have seen photographs that prove this is possible, but it is by far not the norm. The only really tame Goulds that I have knowledge of were taken as babies or rescued babies that have been hand