These birds are characterized by a mobile, restless nature of behavior, so you will need a fairly spacious cage to keep them. The minimum dimensions of the cage are 50 cm in length and the same in width. In such a cage, a pair of amadins with their chicks will feel very comfortable.
Special attention should be paid to the shape of the cage. Square-shaped cells are more suitable for amadines, but not round in any way. The fact is that, being in a round cage, the birds experience discomfort and begin to rush around it in a state of stress. Even the upper part of the cage and that should be flat, while the length of the cage should be larger than the width. It is desirable that the cage is also high, then comfortable conditions for these birds will be provided.
There should be several drinkers in the cage, but there may be one feeder. On the sides of the cage, perches made of soft tree species, such as birch or linden, should be fixed, because, as mentioned earlier, the birds are very mobile and will jump on these additional elements with pleasure. Amadins just love to take water treatments, so there should be bathing baths in the cage. They can be purchased at a pet store, and it is better to place them on the cage doors. Such baths do not allow water to be sprayed all over the cage, so the food will not get wet. It is very important to keep their home clean, in order to avoid the appearance of any ailments.
Amadins prefer to lead a gregarious lifestyle, so when they are alone they get bored, which often leads to their death. Zebra amadins can show their fighting character if they don't like something. Their discontent is accompanied by noisy behavior, with prolonged and vocal quacking. There are quite jealous individuals who are not able to get along in one cage. This is what concerns their relatives, and in relation to other bird species they behave quite aggressively and can simply peck them. It is not recommended to keep amadins and parrots in the same cage, because this will not end well. When the amadins begin to seriously annoy the parrots, they begin to bite their paws. In a fit of anger, parrots can just bite them.