The LINKS on this page will provide you with first rate information about Lady Gouldians, Canaries or finches in general. I feel that it is important that you obtain as much information as possible about your birds, especially from more than one source. So while I am privileged to offer you all the info that I have gained these last 20 years raising finches, whenever I come across another website that can increase your knowledge base, I will add it to this page. So check back often…
This link to the Save the Gouldian Fund will take you to the most up to date info on the work being done by Mike Fidler and the scientists working for the Fund to prevent the extinction of one of nature’s most magnificent birds.
Follow this link to a new world of Avian Microscope work. One of the very best ways to monitor the health of your flock is by viewing their droppings under the microscope, especially when you do not have the availability of a qualified avian vet. There are members of this e-group with extensive knowledge of using the microscopy and identifying the “critters” that you might see in your bird’s droppings. They can offer suggestions on the type of microscope to purchase as well as help you to identify what you find. So when you are ready to dive into this exciting world, give this group a try.
The Finch Information Center has an excellent page on the Genetics of the Gouldian Finch, as well as a section on the definition of terms used in genetics. The Gouldian Genetics Forecasters are great, but they will mean so much more if you understand the science behind the colors and the way that they are inherited. The presentation of this topic is by far the best that I have seen in print.
The lady responsible for this website is a licensed avian veterinarian, so she also has excellent information on Nutrition, Health and Breeding.
The ERYTHRURA website is an excellent place to view all of the possible color options of the Gouldian Finch. Be careful…once you see all the possibilities you are going to want one of each!
Dr. Rob Marshall’s website is packed with information about all types of birds. Dr. Marshall comes from the point of view that maintaining health and preventing disease is of the upmost importance. The CLIENTS ONLY section of his website can be entered by obtaining the user name and password from Laraine@ladygouldian.com.
This website offers a list of Avian Veterinarians throughout the world. Hopefully you will find one within driving distance of your home.