Canary Bird

Description

Canaries for sale

Canaries for sale,these little birds are ideal for small living quarters and do very well in captivity. Though primarily a cage bird, they make excellent pets for beginners and do not harm children. They are very hardy, docile, and have low care requirements. They are also fairly easy to breed.

Some people prefer a male canary as all males kept as a single bird can sing, even if they were bred for other characteristics. Some females will also sing, though their song is not as strong as the male. The Roller canary is considered the best singer. Many people like to show canaries. They come in a wide variety of colors from yellows to whites, blue and white mixes, and deep oranges to light reds. The redder the canary the more valuable it is, with the Red-Factor being the most valuable.

Caring for Canaries

A single canary needs a cage that is at least 20 inches wide and 24 inches long. These birds like to fly about, so if possible, give them a cage that is longer than it is wide to provide the flying space they desire. A pet canary should never have its wings clipped; it needs to fly for exercise.Wire cages are easier to clean than wood cages.

Wood perches of varying diameters (3/8 to 3/4 inch) should be placed around the cage to provide places for your canary to rest and exercise its feet. Whittle notches into the smooth round perches with a saw blade or utility knife to make the perch surface slightly irregular. These notches make the poles easier to grip. Perch variety helps keep your bird’s feet limber. Refrain from using sandpaper perch covers. They can cause harm to your canary’s feet.

If you notice a canary’s mouth agape and its wings held away from their body, that is a sign it is hot. If you see that the bird is puffed up a lot, that can be a sign it is too cold.

Provide a shallow dish of water or a special bath bought at a pet store at least three or four times a week for the bird to soak in or flit around in the water.

Cover the cage at night—canary birds need their rest and will do best if given a light/dark cycle that approximates natural conditions. It is not healthy to keep canaries up late at night with artificial light; it can stress them out.

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