What many people don't always realize is that little finch in your living room aviary is also a wild finch. Wild in its' own respect, but domesticated by capture or breeding. However it is still very wild in a biological aspect. So why do so many assume that a bag of finch seed mix is enough to keep little finch happy and healthy?
Society (Bengalese) Finches - Lonchura striata domestica
Bring home two unless you've chosen the territorial canary, a finch who prefers the single life. Most are social creatures and cannot live a healthy life without a finch buddy. There are several domesticated finch species to choose from in enough colors to match any home decor. The zebra finch, for instance, is a longtime favorite of avian fans and comes in about 20 different hues.
Finch Personality, Food & Care | Pet Birds by Lafeber Co.
There are numerous species of finch, but among the most popular as pets are the zebra finch (Poephila guttata) and the society (or Bengalese) finch (Lonchura domestica). These species are hardy and relatively easy to care for, so are an excellent choice for the new owner. Some of the other finch species are more challenging to care for and are best left for more experienced finch keepers. As an example, the Lady Gouldian finch is a strikingly beautiful, brightly colored finch, but are more difficult to care for and keep successfully than zebra finches.
Zebra Finch Personality, Food & Care | Pet Birds by Lafeber Co.