Feed your finch 1-2 teaspoons of a fortified finch feed once a day. Seeds are recommended and pellets should be 20% of their diet. Finches only eat the top layer off of their food dish, so if feeding seeds, be sure to clean out empty hulls. About 5-10% of finches diet should be bite-sized fruits and veggies such as apples, oranges, broccoli and shredded carrots. Be sure to provide cuttlebone to your finch at all times. Finches should always have access to clean, fresh water.
Finches are very active and need food available at all times. Finches like to fly so select them a home that is longer than high. The bigger the cage the more your pet will like it. Place perches at different heights. Finches do not like to be handled. To make sure that your bird is healthy look for clear, bright eyes; clean, smooth feathers; normal droppings, and a curious and active personality.
All pets may bite or scratch, by doing so they may transmit disease to humans. Keep your pets home clean and wash your hands before and after handling your pet or cleaning his home. Anyone at a great risk of infection should use caution when in contact with pet or its habitat.