Bengalese are not found in wild, they have been bred from Sharp-Tailed Munia (Lonchura striata), and may have been first domesticated in China.
The Bengalese Finch is Suitable as aviary and cage bird. Compatible and breeds readily. Male sings during breeding season. Supply with ample half-open nest boxes, 10 X 10 X 10 inches (25 X 25 X 25cm), and nesting material (coconut fibers and grass). Lays 5 to 7 eggs, incubation 18 to 21 days by both parents, fledging 20 to 24 days. Fed by parents for another 40 days, then move to large box cage. Young should not breed until at least 1 year old. Also excellent as foster parents. Return foster nestlings to natural parents once they reach adulthood; otherwise the young will want to stay near their foster parents and won’t associate with own kind.