For many people, their beautiful song and attractive colored feathers make finches an instant draw. They can also be less expensive to buy and own than parrots and also easier to breed. Here we look at the basics of breeding finches.
Many parakeet owners start with one bird, and then decide that it would be nice to get their pet a mate, either for companionship, or possibly with the intention of breeding their birds. The best scenario is a compatible mate of the opposite sex, but firstly you need to know the sex of your bird. So, how do you tell if a budgie is male or female?