Strawberry finches generally get along well with other non-aggressive finches or parrots and can be housed in mixed aviaries. Care needs to be taken during breeding season, though, as they defensively protect their nesting area. During this time, strawberry finches should be housed in pairs only. Strawberry finches are peaceful and the male's melodic voice is very soothing.
Strawberry finches are active and enjoy flight, so their housing should allow sufficient space for them to do so. Plant cover in the cage/aviary is also important to include. Like some other finches species, strawberry finches may need frequent nail trims. Strawberry finches need a good diet and natural light.