Acquired: Breeder (non-professional, hobby breeder)
Posted Jan 21, 2014
Black throated, or Parsons finches as called in the UK, are the direct relations of Masked Grassfinches and Shaft tailed finches so to avoid cross-breeding should not be housed together. They are, like their cousins, velvety looking birds with a curious and quiet personality. They mix well with others and are easy to keep. My own downside was never managing to successful breed them before a friend took them as I wanted to concentrate on Hecks. I did not often hear them sing but know it is a typical quiet finch-style song. Pleasant birds to be kept in an aviary, breeding cage or a pet cage.