About two and a half weeks ago, Year 6 got four finches, for our class to take care of. We have two male finches and two female ones. You can differentiate them by looking at the ones with more feathers on its tail, more colour on its chest and when their cheeks are more brighter – male – and then the ones with less colour and feathers, are the female.
We have a large birdcage – that can fit eight birds – which the finches fly around in, squawking and playing with each other.
The food they mainly eat is nuts and grains (bird-seeds), which can get pretty messy at times.
We have been trying to choose some names for them, and their babies! We have got some ideas on some names for them, including:
- Nuts & Grains
- Galapagos Islands
- Indigenous Australians
We are voting which ones we like the most, and hopefully in a week or so we will have nice names for them!
-Wikipedia Image of Zebra Finch (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zebra_finch)