Goldfinch Captivity Care
Name: Catherine G.
Date: Sunday, December 08, 2002
Hello...As we have two pet goldfinches in our classroom,
what should we put in the cage for them? "chewy" toys?" (made of what? A
cup for bathing? (I find no web site dealing with caged birds!) Do we
put sticks and grasses in there for them to build a nest? It looks like the
female is pregnant--does she need those materials to build a nest? Any
special (and cheap!) food for when she's pregnant? How do we tell she is
pregnant? Last ?: Are indigenous grasses and tiny twigs ok? (Southern
CA. eucalyptus leaves, long, strandy clover grasses?) Help!
This is one of many sites that come up on a google search for "bird care"
You should be aware that if these are wild American goldfinches you must
have a permit from the US Fish and Wildlife Service to keep or care for
For domestic bird care, here is one of many sites:
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