It has been a long time since I posted about our Gouldian Finches. You may remember the aviary we had when we lived near the beach.


After we moved we kept the finches inside in cages for a few months. Finally Handy Andy constructed another Taj Mahal of finch aviaries at our new place – bigger and better, a little birdie told me πŸ˜‰

The frame is a recycled shade house that a good neighbour gave to us. The floor is sheeted off with weed plastic, a layer of aviary wire, and then covered with a thick layer of washed rocks. The entire frame is covered in fine aviary wire and aluminium sheets. The whole thing is completely vermin and snake proof #FingersCrossed

Here ’tis:


Not the best photo, but it is larger and has a built in water feature – a small fountain type thing with a filter and constantly flowing water, so we don’t have to change water bowls every day.


I will get some better photos when I get my access pass into the actual aviary πŸ˜‰

The weather is warming up here in Spring in Queensland, Australia and that means the chicks are being hatched and starting to fly. Here are two fledglings, brand newish to the world.

fledglings oct 2014

May many more chicks be hatched! πŸ˜€

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9 thoughts on “What happened to the Gouldian Finches?

  1. This is more than just awesome, keep up your good work. I actually have a pair which is throwing its babies out of the nest just after they are out of the egg shells. Can you please advise how can I get rid of this problem and can save their lives? I am a bird lover and have a collection here at Pet Birds Information

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