Monday, January 11, 2016

Leonard gets a New Roommate

Leonard and Pearl knew each other at the pet store.  Their bond grew stronger when they came to live with us.  They groomed each other.  They slept nestled each night in their grit cup.  Then Pearl died.

 Leonard was alone.  Since finches are not loners, I obtained a new roommate for Leonard.  You always worry a little.  Not all roommate situations work out well. 

Happily, this one has.   Indeed, these two may turn out to be more than roommates.  Hudson layed an egg.   Leonard has been seen, er, mounting Hudson.   Can a Spice Finch and a Society Finch produce a brood?   Spociety Finches, perhaps? 

We'll see.


  1. awwww, I had Finches for many years. very sweet birds.
    Mine laid tons of eggs but never hatched any.

    cheers, parsnip and thehamish

    1. Over the years, most of the eggs that my finches have laid have gone unhatched too. Then every once in a while, the cheeping of baby birds fills the house!

  2. They're so cute!

    When I got Sam Too, there was another grey-cheeked parakeet in the cage with him. I've often wished I had taken both of them.