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Advice for newbie picking 2 finches

ckmaglio

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Hi! I am planning to get 2 zebra finches, which I’m very excited about. I am totally new to birds, but I learned zebras are good for beginners. I am not interested in breeding them at all & I read that same-sex pairs can bond and do very well together- but is it cruel? If yes, does not providing a nest actually work to keep them from breeding? If not cruel, should I get 2 boys or 2 girls? (Are there pros/cons involved here, w/ one kind of same-sex pair more likely to get along than the other? Would two girls be less sexually-frustrated than 2 boys, etc.?) Any advice would be greatly appreciated- Thank you❣
 

Sparkles99

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I’m not sure if males or females would be best, but can assure you that my 10 male budgies love life as is, & one is an ex-breeder. Flocking birds can have friends not just mates. Hopefully someone with zebra finches will chime in. They’re too cute!
 

ckmaglio

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I love that you have a crew of ten happy bro budgies! Good job, mama
 
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