I have ALWAYS wanted a pair of Java Rice Finches; but, literally for decades, I kept doing the "sensible thing" and I put off looking for a pair. Besides, I like the regular form and the pure white form; but, I'm not so keen on the pied form and most you see nowadays are the pied. Anyway, I happened to go into a new pet shop in Guelph a few weeks ago to buy Charlie some treats and they had this gorgeous pair of Javas. I asked questions and found out that they each came from a different breeder and by observing them for awhile, I determined that they were indeed a true male/female pair. So, I took the leap and brought them home. They're so nice! They're quite calm when I need to reach into their cage (a 30 gallon "display" aquarium with a wire top). The male is constantly trying to impress the female with his song and crazy little "hopping" dance. He sounds like an old car trying to start! It's so funny and cute. They're home is only a few feet away from my desk; so, I get to enjoy them a lot while working. I ordered a diamond drill bit from Amazon to drill a hole through the glass. I'm going to mount a budgie nest box on the outside, on the left side. When there are eggs and then babies, I'll update this thread.