Black-and-White Manakin

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The Black-and-White Mannikin are small birds that are part of the estrildid finch family. In the wild, they can be mostly be found in tropical areas such as India, South Eastern Asia, Sri Lanka, the Philippines and Indonesia.

In these areas they typically inhabit open areas and build grass structures during the breeding season. These large nests are used to provide safety for their eggs, which number from 4-10 per breeding season. Some Black-and-White Mannikin also build roosting nests that are communally used overnight. These communal roosts help keep the Black-and-White Mannikins safe from predators.

In captivity, Black-and-White Mannikins make excellent pets. They are friendly, talkative and social birds and are easily maintained. Paradise Earth Premium Finch Blend can be used to feed your manikin, however soft foods like greens and sprouting seeds will provide an extra treat. If you are interested in breeding your Black-and-White Mannikin, feel them mashed eggs for extra nutrition and provide them with a finch box for a sense of privacy and protection during the stressful time of breeding. The Black-and-White Mannikin are birds that will fill your home with joy.

** As of October 2013, all bird orders must total a minimum of $250. It is extremely labor-intensive to crate and ship birds safely, so we must ask that bird orders total $250 or more to ensure the best possible service for you and your pets **



Please make sure that you also purchase the correct Bird Shipping Box. The cart will allow you to complete your checkout without adding a Bird Shipping Box; however, we will then need to contact you to assist you in purchasing the correct Bird Shipping Box before we can ship your bird order. In order to expedite your Bird Order, please add the Bird Shipping Box when placing your order.
PLEASE NOTE: If you purchase birds sold as a Pair, you will receive a male/female pair UNLESS you specify otherwise in the Instructions/Special Requests box immediately below (i.e. please send me all female birds).
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