Building a Birdhouse for the Finch
The entertainment people get from finches comes from watching them and not so much from playing and interacting with them. These birds are more bird-oriented than people-oriented.
Building a bird house for finches is easy and a lot of fun. Finches prefer to nest in bird houses with cover over their head and behind them. You can build a suitable nesting platform for finches that is easy to clean. An example would be using four pieces of thin wood like plywood about four inches on all four sides. Nail the three sides and add the other one for the bottom part as if making a box with one side open. You can then add a platform under an overhand. Another option if you donít go for the bird box would be to use a strawberry container.
If you love to keep birds and breed them in your own home, the cage is the ideal place for them. Choose a large cage to give your finches more space to move around. Include a bathing container where finches can bath and drink. Some of the species that are easy to keep are the zebra finch and the Bengalese or Society finch. Keep in mind though that not all finches are easy to breed. Make sure to research about them before deciding to buy one or two for your home.
Although finches do not really interact with people, they are not easily disturbed or frightened by humans. If somebody is working in the backyard, they will freely come down from the trees to feed on bird houses or feeders and drink water from bird baths. They also love to bathe in shallow water so keep the water in your bird bath low if you want to attract these birds.
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