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8 In 1 Pet Products Beob2112 Ecotrition Essential Blend Canary And Finch Diet, 2-Pound Wagner's 62050 Nyjer Seed Bird Food, 10-Pound Bag Wagner's 62059 Greatest Variety Blend, 16-Pound Bag
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8 In 1 Pet Products Beob2112 Ecotrition Essential Blend Canary And Finch Diet, 2-Pound

  • 8 In 1 Pet Products Beob2112 Ecotrition Essential Blend Canary And Finch Diet, 2-Pound
  • 8 In 1 Pet Products Beob2112 Ecotrition Essential Blend Canary And Finch Diet, 2-Pound
  • 8 In 1 Pet Products Beob2112 Ecotrition Essential Blend Canary And Finch Diet, 2-Pound
  • 8 In 1 Pet Products Beob2112 Ecotrition Essential Blend Canary And Finch Diet, 2-Pound
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Manufacturer: eCotrition
EAN: 0026851021124
UPC: 026851021124
Model: 26851021124
Part Number: 26851021124
Size: 2-Pounds
Height: 1 inches
Width: 1 inches
Length: 1 inches
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Wagner's 62050 Nyjer Seed Bird Food, 10-Pound Bag

  • Wagner's 62050 Nyjer Seed Bird Food, 10-Pound Bag
  • Wagner's 62050 Nyjer Seed Bird Food, 10-Pound Bag
  • Wagner's 62050 Nyjer Seed Bird Food, 10-Pound Bag
  • Wagner's 62050 Nyjer Seed Bird Food, 10-Pound Bag
  • Wagner's 62050 Nyjer Seed Bird Food, 10-Pound Bag
  • Wagner's 62050 Nyjer Seed Bird Food, 10-Pound Bag
  • Wagner's 62050 Nyjer Seed Bird Food, 10-Pound Bag
  • Wagner's 62050 Nyjer Seed Bird Food, 10-Pound Bag
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Manufacturer: Wagner's
EAN: 7129984746636
UPC: 756635766032
Model: 62050
Part Number: 0
Size: 10-Pound Bag
Warranty: Satisfaction Guaranteed. At Wagner's we use only the highest quality of bird food products available. If you are not completely satisfied with our product, Wagner's will gladly refund your full purchase price. Simply send the proof of purchase along with your cash register receipt to the address below.
Height: 3.1 inches
Width: 10.1 inches
Length: 1 foot 3 inches
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Wagner's 62059 Greatest Variety Blend, 16-Pound Bag

  • Wagner's 62059 Greatest Variety Blend, 16-Pound Bag
  • Wagner's 62059 Greatest Variety Blend, 16-Pound Bag
  • Wagner's 62059 Greatest Variety Blend, 16-Pound Bag
  • Wagner's 62059 Greatest Variety Blend, 16-Pound Bag
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Manufacturer: Wagner's
EAN: 0070805620598
UPC: 070805620598
Model: 62059
Part Number: TRTAZI11A
Size: 16-Pound Bag
Warranty: Satisfaction Guaranteed. At Wagner's we use only the highest quality of bird food products available. If you are not completely satisfied with our product, Wagner's will gladly refund your full purchase price. Simply send the proof of purchase along with your cash register receipt to the address below.
Height: 1 foot 1 inch
Width: 1 foot 8 inches
Length: 3.8 inches
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Volkman Seed Avian Science Super Finch Nutritionally Balanced Diet Food 4 lbs

  • Volkman Seed Avian Science Super Finch Nutritionally Balanced Diet Food 4 lbs
  • Volkman Seed Avian Science Super Finch Nutritionally Balanced Diet Food 4 lbs
  • Volkman Seed Avian Science Super Finch Nutritionally Balanced Diet Food 4 lbs
  • Volkman Seed Avian Science Super Finch Nutritionally Balanced Diet Food 4 lbs
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Manufacturer: Volkman
EAN: 0070789219047
UPC: 070789219047
Model: FBA_221904
Part Number: FBA_221904
Size: 4 lb
Height: 9 inches
Width: 5 inches
Length: 9 inches
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Kaytee Nyjer Thistle Seed

  • Kaytee Nyjer Thistle Seed
  • Kaytee Nyjer Thistle Seed
  • Kaytee Nyjer Thistle Seed
  • Kaytee Nyjer Thistle Seed
  • Kaytee Nyjer Thistle Seed
  • Kaytee Nyjer Thistle Seed
  • Kaytee Nyjer Thistle Seed
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Manufacturer: TopDawg Pet Supply
EAN: 0071859930114
UPC: 071859930114
Model: 100033677
Part Number: 100033677
Size: 3 lb
Height: 1 inches
Width: 1 inches
Length: 1 inches
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Dr. Harvey's Fabulous Finch Blend, All Natural Food for Finches (4 pounds)

  • Dr. Harvey's Fabulous Finch Blend, All Natural Food for Finches (4 pounds)
  • Dr. Harvey's Fabulous Finch Blend, All Natural Food for Finches (4 pounds)
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Manufacturer: Dr. Harvey's
EAN: 0855033000608
UPC: 855033000608
Model: DRH_FINCH_4
Part Number: DRH_FINCH_4
Size: 4 pounds
Height: 1 foot 2 inches
Width: 9 inches
Length: 5 inches
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Kaytee Wild Finch Blend Stand Up Bird Food, 5lb

  • Kaytee Wild Finch Blend Stand Up Bird Food, 5lb
  • Kaytee Wild Finch Blend Stand Up Bird Food, 5lb
  • Kaytee Wild Finch Blend Stand Up Bird Food, 5lb
  • Kaytee Wild Finch Blend Stand Up Bird Food, 5lb
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Manufacturer: Kaytee
EAN: 0014891422100
UPC: 014891422100
Model: 100061956
Part Number: 100033730
Size: 5 lb
Height: 8 inches
Width: 5 inches
Length: 9 inches
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Wagner's 62068 Finches Supreme Blend, 5-Pound Bag

  • Wagner's 62068 Finches Supreme Blend, 5-Pound Bag
  • Wagner's 62068 Finches Supreme Blend, 5-Pound Bag
  • Wagner's 62068 Finches Supreme Blend, 5-Pound Bag
  • Wagner's 62068 Finches Supreme Blend, 5-Pound Bag
  • Wagner's 62068 Finches Supreme Blend, 5-Pound Bag
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Manufacturer: Wagner's
EAN: 5662252380764
UPC: 070805620680
Model: 62068
Part Number: HM-OTDR-717052976
Size: 5-Pound Bag
Warranty: Satisfaction Guaranteed. At Wagner's we use only the highest quality of bird food products available. If you are not completely satisfied with our product, Wagner's will gladly refund your full purchase price. Simply send the proof of purchase along with your cash register receipt to the address below.
Height: 3.3 inches
Width: 8.5 inches
Length: 11.3 inches
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Kaytee Forti-Diet Pro Health Canary & Finch Food, 2 lb

  • Kaytee Forti-Diet Pro Health Canary & Finch Food, 2 lb
  • Kaytee Forti-Diet Pro Health Canary & Finch Food, 2 lb
  • Kaytee Forti-Diet Pro Health Canary & Finch Food, 2 lb
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Manufacturer: Central Avian and Small Animal (Kaytee)
EAN: 0071859996028
UPC: 071859996028
Model: 100521777
Part Number: 100521777
Size: 2 Pound
Height: 7.25 inches
Width: 2.5 inches
Length: 6.5 inches
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Kaytee Ultra Wild Finch Blend, 7-Pound Bag

  • Kaytee Ultra Wild Finch Blend, 7-Pound Bag
  • Kaytee Ultra Wild Finch Blend, 7-Pound Bag
  • Kaytee Ultra Wild Finch Blend, 7-Pound Bag
  • Kaytee Ultra Wild Finch Blend, 7-Pound Bag
  • Kaytee Ultra Wild Finch Blend, 7-Pound Bag
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Manufacturer: Kaytee
EAN: 0071859945361
UPC: 071859945361
Model: 100505292
Part Number: 100505292
Size: 1 Pack
Height: 1 foot 4 inches
Width: 10.75 inches
Length: 2.25 inches

Three yellow finches eat seed from a clear bird feeder

Whether kept as a small pet or fed in the backyard, finches have specific dietary needs. Unfortunately, these needs are often overlooked by commercial pet bird food companies. Like most animals, finches require an assortment of nutrients. These nutritional requirements include proteins, fats, and carbohydrates. Bird enthusiasts and pet parents must take care when feeding these birds to provide them what they need to thrive.

Generally Acceptable Foods and Products

Depending on the species, they may have other nutritional requirements as well. However, most of these birds share some, if not most, dietary needs. Although primarily seed eaters, individual birds have preferences when it comes to seed types. All birds will benefit from additional sources of nutrients in their diets.


Finches often prefer millet seeds or grass seeds. Occasionally, finches will selectively eat their favorite seeds from a commercial seed mix, which can result in nutritional imbalances if it is low quality or if they receive no other food. Avian enthusiasts should supplement these diets with fresh greens, fruits, and vegetables. These can include cherries, pears, plums, strawberries, blackberries, apricots, peaches, and figs. Finches will also eat small insects and grubs; however, preferences for this will vary by species and the individual animal

Pet Bird Finches

There are a variety of finch species that are often kept as pets. Common types include the Zebra and Gouldian. Both of these varieties are originally from Australia. Because of this, their diet was heavily shaped by seeds commonly available in their native region. For these species, grass seeds are a large component of their diets. They do not frequently consume insects.

Wild Birds

The most common species of finch found in backyards is the House variety. This species has a varied diet, and they typically forage for their foods. Specific components will vary based on region and season. According to the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, this species' diet can include mustard seeds, thistle, mulberry, poison oak, berries, figs, apricots, and pears. Unlike many pet finch species, House finches—and other wild birds—have a preference of black oil sunflower seeds. Many commercially available wild bird food contains this type of seed as a result. Bird waterers and feeders can be a great place to store bird seed in a strategic location in the backyard for optimal birdwatching.

Foods to Avoid

For any species, there are foods that are potentially toxic. Some foods to avoid giving to these birds include acorns, nettles, avocado, peanuts, onions, mushrooms, and chocolate. Other foods that are low in nutritional value, such as lettuce, should also be avoided.

Final Thoughts

Finches have dietary needs that are not often addressed in low-quality commercial products. Owners and enthusiasts can care for these animals by incorporating high-quality commercial bird food and treats with these guidelines. This way, pets and backyard finches can enjoy a more diverse and nutritionally complete diet.


Disclaimer: This article is not a substitute for proper veterinary advice or care.

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