Lavender Waxbill Finch - Species Articles and Information - Lady Gouldian Finch Supplies USA

Lavender Finch - Finch Species

Articles and Information - Lady Gouldian Finch

Lavender Waxbill Pair - ladygouldianfinch - species information
Myra Markely (FinchNiche) photo of Lavender Finch

Name: Lavender Waxbill (Estrilda caerulescens)

Origin: Tropical and southern Africa.

Habitat: Open and semi-arid grassland with scattered shrubs for cover and nesting.

Sexing: No visual difference. Males sing, females lay eggs. Also sexes have a different contact call.

Breeding: Difficult.

Social: Yes, with other species of timid Waxbills such as the Orange Cheek.

Not cage birds, they require flight space and places to hide. Provide them with a large flight or aviary. Use fake or live non-toxic plants in their environment. They require temperatures to stay at or above 70 degrees Fahrenheit all year long. They require 12 hours of daylight, either natural lighting or with full spectrum artificial lights.

Grass seeds. Find a good finch seed mix, add in millet, live foods, egg food, and some fruits & veggies. If you don't think your Waxbills are eating well enough you can use vitamin, mineral, & calcium additives. Live food is a must for breeding.

These two photos by Tina Billings.

Lavender Finch - Finch Species Information -
Tina Billings photo of beautiful Lavender Finch

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