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Cordon Bleu Waxbill
Bleus were originally found in Africa in savannah, thorn, scrub,
dry bush, and cultivated areas where surface water is available.
The main types of Cordon Bleus are blue-breasted, blue capped, and
Not only is
this delightful waxbill loved for its blue coloring, unusual in
birds, but also for its lovely song. They get along well with most
other finches. The main distinguishing feature on the Blue-breasted
Cordon is that it has no red cheek patch, and the mandible is more
bluish tending to purple. The blue is slightly less intense on a
female and less extensive, particularly around the facial area.
Care and Feeding:
Cordon Bleus are easily kept in good health on a diet of a high quality
finch mix. Occasionally giving them spray millet and an eggfood mix
will keep them healthy and give them extra energy. They will need
an adequate supply of fresh, clean water changed at least every other
day. A good rule of thumb is if the water does not look clean enough
for you to drink then change it.
Breeding: The hen lays 4 to 6 small
white eggs and parent birds share incubation duties. The eggs hatch
in approximately 11 to 14 days. The hatchlings have skin and fawn
colored down. The young birds fledge at approximately 18 days and
the parents will start to wean babies around 40 days. The young
birds should not be removed from their parents until they have been
out of the nest at least four weeks.