The finch is one of the easiest species to breed. This makes life a lot easier when it comes to breeding cages for finches. At the same time, they are made to fly long distances despite their small size so make sure there is enough space for them to move freely to court and to mate, it is essential to their health.
Breeding cages for finches are the best option if you cannot build an aviary, even though it is smaller there will still be enough space for them, this will help them fight against ineffective breeding, which happens when the space is too small and the female has not adapted to it. After laying the eggs she might eat them.
Larger is always better when it comes to breeding cages for finches but if this is not possible stick with one that is 8 inches tall by 2 ft long by 1 ft wide. On the other hand you could think about another breed.
If you are not already breeding these the Zebra finch and Gouldian finch might be an idea, they are small, hardy and can be bred easily in outdoor aviaries as well as indoor cages.
Nests come in a variety of materials. Woven nests made out of natural materials are very popular because they look like nests that are found in the wild. They are circular in shape with plenty of room inside for the chicks.
You will also find these nests made out of bamboo. They are very strong and sturdy but generally inexpensive depending on the size. It is best to get a larger one.
The other option is a wooden nest box, it is best to get one that goes on the outside of the cage to give the finches more space inside. One that opens at the top will give you easier access for egg handling, cleaning, and for you to put any nesting materials. It will also guarantee the safety and warmth of the young ones.
When organising materials for breeding cages for finches remember the male will by instinct collect anything available when building the nest so make sure all materials are non-synthetic and non-stringy, use feathers or grasses that will make the nest soft and warm, and cut away all excess so the birds will not get tangled up. You can use materials found at home, buy them from a pet store or other retailer.
Once the eggs have been laid remove all excess because the male will make all efforts to improve the nest and in the process probably cover up the eggs. Afterwards he will sit on the eggs allowing the female to take a break; to get food and get her strength back.
If you know what you’re doing, keeping in mind the birds natural behaviour, and what materials are best for them and ea