It’s not unusual for pet birds to have brightly-colored feathers, but the Gouldian Finch takes color to a new level. Their solid blocks of super-saturated shades make them look like their feathers were designed by a “Project Runway” finalist. They are social creatures, so they prefer to be housed with other Gouldian Finches. Not only do they look as festive as a carnival (or like they fell into a vat of melted sherbet), but they also make soothing sounds and are good with children. What more could you want? They can, however, be prima donnas — with that plumage, who could blame them? — so before buying one, be sure to read up on their proper care.