Proper care, husbandry, and breeding guidelines for the zebra finch, Taeniopygia guttata

Christopher R. Olson, Morgan Wirthlin, Peter V. Lovell, Claudio V. Mello

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Abstract

The zebra finch Taeniopygia guttata castanotis is a songbird commonly used in the laboratory, particularly for studies of vocal learning, neurobiology, and physiology. Within the laboratory, it is important to adopt careful husbandry practices that allow for normal development of the birds. For example, their song is a learned trait, passed culturally from adult males to juveniles, and thus its learning can be influenced by the health and social conditions of the birds present in the laboratory. Here we present guidelines for the successful maintenance and breeding of captive zebra finches.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1243-1248
Number of pages6
JournalCold Spring Harbor Protocols
Volume2014
Issue number12
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2014

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)

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