The willing and easy to breed Blue-faced Parrot Finch.
Nests - Mine nest in half-fronted 5 in. cube nest boxes.
I formed a nest of coconut fibre. The birds don't bother to restructure my nests to any great
extent. They are not fussy.
The number of eggs seems varies considerably. Seven is my maximum. All were fertile and six chicks
- These birds are amongst the lightest of sitters that I have experienced. Just approaching the aviary is enough
for the birds to come off.
For this reason, sometimes you are unaware that a pair is nesting.
Care needs to be taken that a pair is not disturbed excessively such that eggs or chicks chill.
Apart from the slightest cheeps during the first few days after hatching, particularly in the morning, the chicks
seem to make very little noise.
This is a very discreet breeder, such that on one occasion the first I knew of a pair nesting was when three
The young learn and wean quickly.