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Breeding zebra finches first requires that a pair meet the health, nesting and nutritional requirements for breeding. The birds should be free from physical defects and be at least one year old. An overall health check b... More »

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The life expectancy of a zebra finch is seven to 10 years. Males of the species have a chestnut coloring with a bright red beak. The female's beak is always orange. More »

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Zebra finches are easy to care for and make great pets because of their relatively quiet demeanor and active personalities. They should be kept in pairs or groups. Avoid mixing genders if you don't want breeding. More »

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