Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Google+ Share on Reddit Share on Pinterest Share on Linkedin Share on Tumblr Zebra Finches is another small pet bird due to availability in the market and price and These birds are native to Central Australia and you can find in Indonesia and Timor. They sing nicely and live together in flocks. At 8 to 10 months age, they start to find mate and breed. It has many names like Zebra finch, chestnut-eared finch, spotted-sided finch, and Australian Aboriginal names Nyi-Nyi and Nyeen-ka. Its scientific Name Poephla guttata. When these birds grows adults, these birds are in 4 inches long from the tip of the beak to the end of the tail feathers; it is one of the smaller (though not the smallest) finches. They live approximately 3 to 5 years. Some said 3 to 15 years. But there is no proofs. Zebra Finches feeds greens, millets and small insects. Sand and bird grit are necessary both for digestion and a minimal supply of minerals and trace elements. Crushed egg shells are also appreciated as a valuable source of calcium. They are excellent parents in raising their chicks.