Gouldian finches are social birds who love interacting with other finches but do not tolerate human handling as well as other, larger bird species. Because they thrive on social interaction, it is best to keep Gouldian finches in pairs or small flocks. Gouldian finches are relatively quiet birds, making a musical peeping sound that is persistent but unlikely to disturb you or annoy neighbors.
When it comes to the health care of our gouldian finches, or any other bird species for that matter, there’s an old saying which has been said a thousand times before and no doubt will be said a thousand times more, “Prevention is the best cure!” Like any saying that has stood the test of time it has done so because there is truth to it. But before we look at ways to prevent your bird becoming ill, let’s first look at how to tell if your bird is sick.