After almost one and a half years of trying, we had something
wonderful happen today (November 12, 2006). We discovered
that we had a fledgling Owl Finch in our cage. After so
long without success, we had almost given up hope of ever
succeeding. Here is a picture we took today: we will
have more later.
I just started to attempt to breed my owl
finches. So far I have had them lay a large number of eggs
but have not had much luck with them incubating the eggs.
The female stands above the eggs, but doesn't actually sit on
them. We are now working on another nest and will continue
to try breeding them.
My first pair of owl finches.
A close up of one of my owl finches.
It is easy to see how they got their name! It should be
noted that this image is larger than life size.