Its vital that you provide your Canary with an array of toys which can be swapped regularly. If you don’t you run the risk of allowing the canary to become bored which will lead to some forms of aggression and feather plucking, which is not pretty.
While we are on the subject of toys for your canary, keep in mind and avoid giving them sharp objects or toys with sharp edges or any other toy where they can become entangled. Avoid boredom, aggression and any potential of your Canary harming itself and you will have a great pet for many years to come.
Most people keep males and females in separate cages, except during breeding season. When buying pet canaries, great care must be taken to ensure the right mix of sexes in a cage. A mistake could lead to the birds attacking each other, even to the extent that one may kill another.
Canaries don’t generally appreciate the company of other canaries in the same cage. Other canaries are often seen as, not companions, but intruders. In many cases this may result in injury or even death as the less dominant canary will eventually die from a lack of sleep and food. The stress will eventually take it’s toll. A female and male stand a better chance of getting along, but eventually the more dominant of two will prevail.
If you currently have a canary and wish to add a second canary its best to keep them separate and apart for a few weeks, for both quarantine and to ensure the birds get accustom to each other. Gradually introduce the new bird and ensure that they don’t try to physically try to harm each other. When a male and female are introduced to each other over a period of time, they stand a much higher chance and get along reasonable well, but should not be kept together in this fashion all year round. They should have each have some privacy from mid-winter until the beginning of the mating season in early spring, at the very least.
Canaries bred like clock work and when the season beings they show very little interest in anything else. As for behaviour, Canaries use the sun to show them when it’s time to nest. The house canary is at a disadvantage here as a result of artificial lighting. As a result, it’s important to keep your pet near a window where they will experience natural exposure to the sunlight.
Housing is extremely important for your budgie and to keep it healthy, happy and singing. Each of your Canaries should have it’s own cage or the result could be hazardous. Canaries typically don’t like to be housed together
Your Canary diet is of extreme importance. Birdseed is not enough to keep a canary in its prime so your pets diet should consist of pellets and even small pieces of fruit and vegetables.
Just like most birds, lovebirds need to exercise and require the largest cage to you can afford. Lovebirds that are cooped up in a small cage and never given much moving room and exercise tend to become somewhat neurotic and develop self-mutilating habits. As a result, it’s important that if kept in captivity, to provide it with a lot of moving space.
A healthy cockatiel diet includes commercially balanced diets, such as Lafeber Premium Daily Diet Pellets, as well as other food, fresh vegetables and some seed. A well-cared-for cockatiel can live for more than 20 years.
Lovebirds are susceptible to Chlamydiosis, self-mutilation as well as nutritional deficiencies related to an inadequate diet, especially if fed a mostly seed diet.
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