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A True Gentleman by Rebeccannoying A True Gentleman by Rebeccannoying
So the other day :iconfinalmassacre: did something in exchange for a new desktop wallpaper, and what better to draw than happy peep-beeps? To attract the attention of a lady, males jump around and sing their own unique song, and with any luck, the female will be impressed. Once they select a partner, zebra finches are paired for life, and reaffirm their bonds by singing, preening, and spending all their time together. How completely adorable is that?? Here you can see the most gentlemanly of peeps serenading his adoring partner, and if you've ever owned these birds, you are likely very familiar with the song and dance.

This would have been a great chance for me to practice using Illustrator's vector tools, but I haven't bought the software yet so that point is moot xD. Instead I used Photoshop, and if you full view this all the errors are rather evident. However, since this is probably at least twice as big as most people will need for a wall paper I think it's OK. Anyone is welcome to use this for their background, but please let me know if you do :)

Edit Holy cheese whiz batman, a DD?!?!?! On this?!?!?! a;sdfka;sjdkfj;askdfja i can't even :faint: I must say, I honestly never expected to be given this honor, and thank you so much :icondomism: for featuring me!! I don't know how to find out who suggested me, or I'd thank them too, but thank you anyway! You know who you are <3

Also thank you for all the lovely comments, watches, and favs as a result of this piece. I very touched and flattered at all the attention <3 Now it's time to spend the next few hours and reply to ALL the comments! 8D
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dyingflames Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2013
AAHHH!! What little sweeties! If my little Tattoo could, I'm sure he'd wear a little top hat just like that. [link] He's got quite a song too, unlike the songs I've heard from other Zeebies. My poor little boy is 11 years old now and he's constantly decorating his nest in the hopes of impressing a girlie. He sure impresses us though. Would you mind terribly if I used this as my background?
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Rebeccannoying Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Go right ahead ^^ I'm sure they'd do anything to impress the ladies, including wearing a top hat. Your little guy is such a cutie!!! I love how his feathers are going everywhere in that photo. Ours (two males) are constantly trying to build a nest, but we don't provide them a space because the moment it's built they get territorial... but that doesn't stop them from trying! We once put some small broccoli florets in their treat bowl, and about 20 minutes later they had crammed them between the bars up where they always try and nest. It was hilarious! They also try and drag millet sprigs up to their favorite perch, much to the annoyance of the bird trying to eat it. I love those little things so much! <3
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dyingflames Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2013
They are such little cuties! Thanks for the compliment on my little boy, I'm sure yours are adorable as well. But yeah, they take whatever they can get their beaks on. We gave him guinea pig bedding (just like fluff) and he goes nuts with it. We give him that and string and the tops of peacock feathers. I've spent hours just watching him go to work. Sweet thing. Thanks for super sweet background friend!
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CAPTAIN-CHETO Featured By Owner May 6, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
cute and elegants birds
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:iconrebeccannoying:
Rebeccannoying Featured By Owner May 9, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Thank you ^^
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ab-basiek Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2013
lovely birds ^^
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:iconrebeccannoying:
Rebeccannoying Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Thank you darling <3
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naturefender26 Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2013  Student Digital Artist
It has humour, love... EVERYTHING! I got a pair of those and they look just the same!
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:iconrebeccannoying:
Rebeccannoying Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Thank you ^^ :heart: I do love zebra finches. They are so cute and mischievous too xD
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Luigigirl65 Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
THIS IS TOO ADORABLE.
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:iconrebeccannoying:
Rebeccannoying Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Thanks!! :heart:
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:iconluigigirl65:
Luigigirl65 Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
You're welcome!
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birdalicious91 Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012
How tweet (:
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:iconrebeccannoying:
Rebeccannoying Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
very punny! Thanks :D
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TehKatieMonster Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I miss my zebra finches so much. D:
My cat ate them and there was only one left. She died from a broken heart.
She refused to eat or drink anything until she passed away.
We had had them for years
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Rebeccannoying Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Nuu!! D:

My kitties got hold of my old birds a few times, but fortunately the cat wasn't typically a hunter so he just put it down and stared at it. When the first one died of natural/random causes, the other one followed after about a month. They don't seem to do well with loss :(
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TehKatieMonster Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Yea I havent had birds or anything he could easily kill since cause hes very persistent.
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:iconrebeccannoying:
Rebeccannoying Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Yeah, we have one black and white cat that will try and eat everything, but he leaves our birds alone. We adopted a love bird who had been abused, and needless to say "lovebird" was not an appropriate title for this bird at all! She was very aggressive, and all it took was a couple of bites on the toes and the cats leave our caged birds alone now xD. All other creatures are up for grabs though and our neighbors actually took down their bird feeders because it was like a picnic for him o.o
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TehKatieMonster Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
lol we'd have to cut down all the trees in the nieghborhood
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:iconrebeccannoying:
Rebeccannoying Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
This little cat would have to stay in a sealed box to keep him from killing everything. On the other hand, we've never had a pest problem since owning him...
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TehKatieMonster Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Lol some cats just cant help their prey drive
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:iconrebeccannoying:
Rebeccannoying Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Apparently not xD
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MissCosettePontmercy Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You've been featured! ;) [link]
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:iconrebeccannoying:
Rebeccannoying Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Thank you so much! <3
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MissCosettePontmercy Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're welcome!
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gamezgc Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2012
great pix!!
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Rebeccannoying Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Thank you! <3
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bluelobster21 Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2012
u kno what i find rly adorable? the fact that u included the tiny little black hairs at the corners of the beak...
i dunno why but just....... it's just........... a;sdkfj;alskdjf;l skdjf;klsdajfskf; <3
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Rebeccannoying Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Aw, thank you! I tried to get ALL the markings, but I'm sure I missed some anyway |D
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AliaOfTheKnife Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2012
Awwww, that's so adorable!
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Rebeccannoying Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
^^ thank you! <3
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Strawberry-Dino Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This is sooo awesome!
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:iconrebeccannoying:
Rebeccannoying Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Thank you! <3
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verrynaughtyboy Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
These are my favorite birds. I 10 of them and i made them big aviary...buy them the best food that there is : Verslele-Laga NutriBird Pellets C19. I am so in love with them and they are giving me the love back. They bring so much joy in my life,specially after a hard strestfull day at work,when i go home ,go out on the balcony of my penthouse with a cup of coffee and sit down ,watching them with hours ,it';s just makes me so calm... they are amazing.

Thank you for that artwork, this will be my new wallpaper.

Thank you thank you thank you...
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Rebeccannoying Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
You're welcome! I love them very much too~ There's nothing like watching their adorable antics and they're very amusing to just sit and watch for a long time :) We only have 3 though, and they were rescues of sorts from someone who was trying to get rid of them
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pupparoo123 Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
This is so cute!
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:iconrebeccannoying:
Rebeccannoying Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Thank you! :D
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MaerikDragon Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
omg I love Zeeb Finches!

I would love to use this as my compy bg!
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:iconrebeccannoying:
Rebeccannoying Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Go for it ^^ I'm glad you like it <3
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MaerikDragon Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks!!
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SillyEwe Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2012  Student General Artist
HOLY DD, Batman!
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:iconrebeccannoying:
Rebeccannoying Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Holy bipitybopitycheesewhizflyingpumkins batman! D8
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SillyEwe Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2012  Student General Artist
:iconohnoesplz:
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ohallford Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2012
yes i have had zebra finches.
you got them down pat...
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:iconrebeccannoying:
Rebeccannoying Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
I love them, they're some of my favorite pets to have <3 Some day I plan to make ours a larger cage/aviary
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YvonniFhang Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This is so precious! :heart: I love her expression. She's just so happy. :aww:
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Rebeccannoying Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Thank you! There's nothing quite as cute as a well bonded zebra finch couple. They totally adore each other and it's just so adorable! It makes me squee every time |D
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novablue Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
AAAAh this is adorable! Reminds me quite a bit of my guys in my aviary, lots of singing from the boys to ensnare the girls XD
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Rebeccannoying Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Yes, unfortunately we only have boys right now (they were rescues of sorts) but they still sing to each other anyway XD Whichever one is being sung to usually isn't interested though and doesn't listen, so the singer pecks him on the head to get attention XD Someday when we finish college and have more space, we plan to get them a bigger cage and some ladies :D
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novablue Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Tehee aww and good luck! My most dedicated singer is a "mystery finch" I found in a pet store and couldn't resist bringing home. I've never seen one coloured like him - looks like a male, but with kind of faded markings and all red bleached to ivory. At first he was identified as a female with ghost markings when I showed him to people with more experience, but he sings, and a LOT, so he must be male after all... though the girls don't seem to be too interested in him! I suppose he's either an unlucky male, or a very, very confused female, haha. We'll see how it goes...
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