These extraordinary hyper-active little birds are a delight to behold and thrilling to hear. Red Faced Parrot Finches are about the same size as the Gouldian Finch, and can be kept quite safely with Gouldians.
Due to the obsessive male behaviour of relentlessly chasing the hens, a heavily planted aviary is recommended, or limiting the number of pairs per aviary.
Red Faced Parrot Finches have quite a musical call, and are much more vocal than Gouldians.
They also relish live food, and spend a lot of time scratching about the aviary floor.