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It’s over 12 years now that I have been keeping and breeding lady gouldian finches and I’ve noticed that there are still a lot of people who does not know anything about Lady Gouldian Finches. They are not as popular as canaries or zebras due to only few pet shops carries them and known to be not for a beginner’s pet. I believed that it depends on the individual and commitment to take on extra responsibility and know the needs of these type of birds. I will do my best to post new information and experiences on this webpage of my Lady gouldian finch updates.
At first, it’s not easy and you will lose some of the birds but once you get to know your birds and have a clean, decent, good setup and lots of patients, then you will be rewarded. I’ve always have an outdoor aviary and at the beginning, I put a heat lamp placed at one corner of the aviary during winter. That did not help the birds to be strong on cold weather so I decided to not have it anymore and the birds had adjusted well enough to the changing seasons. One thing that I’ve always have in the aviary was a couple of LED lights that are on a timer “dusk to dawn” in case a cat, opossum or a racoon rattles the cage, run on top of the aviary roof at night and it does scared the birds and start flying all over and with the lights ON it had helped them not to hurt themselves as they can see where to fly when they get spooked.
Stargazing is not a sickness or a decease as others had said, it’s a neck injury from hitting the wall cage. Once you have a bird that starts stargazing, you have to separate it and hopefully it can still eat and drink to survive. It depends on how severe the injury and usually it has no cure but you have to be aware of the water dish to be accessible and not deep that the bird can drown. Don’t waste your money to take it to the vet, most likely you will lose this bird anyway. See picture below with one of my favorite gouldian with grey head dilute male suffering from neck bone injury and results to stargazing. It’s an accident that he flew straight towards the wall and couldn’t fly anymore, so I have put him in a smaller cage so he can eat and drink.
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