This weekend we added two new little individuals to our growing herd of pets. We now have two little finches in addition to our cat, bearded dragon, and leopard tortoise.
Scotty had been wanting finches for awhile - his grandfather kept them and he thought it would be nice. My only experience with birds was with the cockatiels we had growing up, so I had to do some research and find out what finches need before we committed to two little guys (or girls. Who knows?).
We picked out a society finch, and I named her Mochi. The other is a spice finch named Inari. They have a nice, cozy little spot in our dining room, and they've already cost us some money in terms of buying new pans to avoid the hazardous nonstick coating. (You see, we went to Target to buy the pans, which was very dangerous. I blame them completely for the amount that popped up at the register.)
They are super fun little guys - very active. Mochi is much more relaxed and laid back than Inari, but they are both enjoying exploring their cage and eating way more than their body weight in hay, finch food and mustard greens.
I expect to have them around for a long time to come!