Due to the high demand and relatively small number of finches
available we have had to institute a 6-8 month waiting list
for our parent reared gouldians and parrot finches ( longer for rarer mutations).
Being an avid avian collector I know how long this can seem but
I also know that I would prefer finches that are
completely moulted out and are well equipped to deal with the rigors
involved in shipping.
All of our clients will testify that the wait is more than worth it.
If you wish to purchase a specific colour mutation then please read our customized
order terms here.
|Parent Reared Gouldians /
( intellectual Propety: Lady Gouldian Finch Canada 2009)
-a process in which the chicks are allowed to remain in the family cage/aviary well after weaning to observe the parents court/build the nest/ lay/brood and feed their younger siblings.
Rearing means many things but to us it means equipping the chick for life as (in this example) a gouldian finch.
How it differs from parent bred is the chicks are left in the cage long after weaning, and allowed to witness 1st hand by the parents how to be a gouldian finch and inter act socially with it's own kind.
this process: strengthens healthy breeding and social instincts and teaches the chicks how to:
We chose this method over parent bred because we found that by doing so we were able to naturally re-enforce superb breeding insticts and give the chicks the tools neccessary when they became parents which they could then could then pass on to their chicks; lacking in many chicks removed just after weaning or known as parent bred.
This information is the intellectual propery of Lady Gouldian Finch Canada and may not be duplicated or reproduceed without full credit ( link to page / credit to author: Ron Cloutier).
Finches / Gouldians which are not parent reared ( removed after weaning) should not be labelled as parent reared not expected to behave as parent reared chicks do.
The words parent reared gouldian are the property of this aviary and may only be referenced in non commercial manner by third parties, to do sowithout written permission may result in retraction / fine / financial compensation.