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Violet Eared Waxbill Finch - Pairs

$740.99

Violet Eared Waxbill Finch - Pairs

$740.99
SKU:
LB_FNC_VEWB_PR
Weight:
0.03 LBS
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Identification: The Violet-eared waxbill or common grenadier (Granatina granatina) is a common species of estrildid finch found in drier lands of Southern Africa. Their natural habitat is in lightly treed areas that include acacia and thorn bush. The Violet-eared waxbill should only be considered by advanced avian enthusiasts and are best housed in a planted aviary.

Geography: Southern Africa in subtropical/ tropical (lowland) dry shrubland and savanna habitats in AngolaBotswanaMozambiqueNamibiaSouth Africa,Zambia and Zimbabwe.

Size / Weight: 14 cm (5.5 in) / 13.9 gm

Song / call:  Click to hear the Violet-eared Waxbill's song. 

Life Span:  6-7 years

 

Disposition: Violet-eared waxbills are territorial so only one pair per planted aviary is best. 

 

Sexing:  Easily sexed visually

 

Breeding: In courtship, Violet-eared waxbill males holds grass or feathers in their bill and, with feathers erect face and flanks, bows and bobs to the female. They are territorial so should only be kept as a single pair per aviary. Nests are constructed with dry grass stems, lined with feathers into a loosley constructed ball with a side entrance. Violet-eared waxbills place their nests low down to 3 m above ground in thornbush. both sexes bring feathers to nest during egg and chick stages. Clutch 2–5 eggs; incubation period 14 days. 

 

Diet:  Live Insects (mealworms, aphids, small crickets, termites), Goldfinch SeedMineral GritCuttlefish BoneHerb Saladfruits of small trees, nectar of aloe

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