currently have two owl finches, Monti and Whitey. My owl finches
are very social and do not cause any problems with any of the
other birds. Owl finches are difficult to sex, and thus I do
not know whether mine are females or males. I am guessing female,
because I have never heard them sing, and I believe one of the
owls may have laid an egg in the seed dish at one time - although
I can't say for certain which bird actually laid the egg. Some
say you can sex them based on the thickness of the breast bar
or the whiteness of the apron between the bars, but I have not
had any luck with this method. If you have a true pair, you
may be able to sex them by separating them and seeing which
one calls to the other (the male should sing a song).
are two different varieties of owl finches, white rumped and
black rumped. Mine are the more common white rumped.
owls are very curious birds. Their curiosity is second only
to the zebras in my aviary. They are good eaters and they love
to be preened - in some cases, to a fault. Whitey has lost some
feathers around the neck due to overzealous preening, and this
is the second owl I've had experience this (the first died of
an illness several years ago). I haven't found a good solution
to this problem, since separating the birds will only make them
miserable. I've tried feather-up and Nekton-Bio, with little
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