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Java Sparrow

Java Sparrow


Species group:
 Mannikins and Munias

Other name(s): Java Rice Bird; Java Finch;
Java Rice Sparrow; Paddy Bird; Java Temple Bird

Scientific name: Lonchura oryzivora

Appearance

Details: The Java Sparrow has been a beloved pet and aviary bird in Asia for centuries, and it is well-regarded among pet owners everywhere as one of the most personable of the finches. Easy to care for, eager to breed, and available in a wide variety of color mutations, the Java Sparrow deserves its excellent reputation among pet owners. If you start young enough, you can even train a baby Java Sparrow to fly to your hand – not an easy achievement with most other finches.

Reviews
Owners say:
Wonderful:
favorites, easytocarefor finch, sweet, lovely colours, stunning mutations
Challenging:
large cage, hardest bites
Interesting:
Asian history, Chinas famous cagebird, powerful finches, love green food
Overall review
  • Currently 100
3.5 (4)
Tabi
I used to have 2 pairs of java that I bought from a f...
Review by: Tabi (8) July 23, 2014 00:02
  • Currently 100
2.00
angelatempest
Javas are beautiful birds to look at with velvety fea...
Review by: angelatempest (50) January 24, 2014 06:10
  • Currently 100
2.00
1 photo
kittypryde
These birds are VERY iconic in Asian history as the m...
Review by: kittypryde (35) November 23, 2012 13:25
  • Currently 100
5.00
1 photo
Twitter09
Java Sparrows are an easy-to-care-for finch. They th...
Review by: Twitter09 (3) updated August 14, 2011 10:44
  • Currently 100
5.00

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