So, it was my birthday the other day and since my boyfriend would rather us not have a dog or cat in our apartment (boo-hoo), my friends bought me this lovely pair of zebra finches. http://www.finchworld.com/Zebra.html
Now, I've never had birds before, but I did read some about these after I got them. Opinions are shared tho, and I don't know what to do anymore. I'm a very very compassionate person and it breaks my heart to see them in this little cage here, but I think that they're doing better than in the pet-shop where they shared the same cage with other 923408620568 fellow birds.
My dilemma is, to let them out in the room or not... I've read that they come back to the cage themselves when they get hungry, but I only have them for 2 days, and I'm not sure they even like me >.< I would make sure they have no way to get out of the room, but still... Others say "omg noes don't ever set them free zomg wtf"
Some people said they were whistling and they would come back so I started whistling at them... They sing back, lol!
They are pretty active from what I've seen, but the female looks rather agitated today :-s
As far as coming back for food is concerned, I can see they're eating all day long, so they should get hungry pretty fast... I hope.
So, does anyone have such little brats in their care? How to deal with them?
Oh, here they are: