How to breed Canary finches

Breeding a canary bird

Choosing a canary bird :

It is possible to get Canaries from pet stores, but it is preferable to buy them directly from the breeder to get distinctive and unique birds, and it is also preferable to buy young birds so that they are owned for a longer period, and it should be taken into account that only Canary males can sing, and although some females can sing, their songs are not as varied or fresh as the songs of males.

Equipping a canary bird cage :

It should be taken into account that the cage of the canary bird should be wide so that its width is not less than about 51 cm; to provide enough space in which the bird can fly and exercise freely, and another advantage of a spacious Cage is that it provides enough space to organize the vessels used to provide water and food to the Canary so that they are away from the perches; because the presence of vessels under the perches makes them vulnerable to contamination with avian glaucoma, and the cage should contain at least two perches, and it is also preferable to avoid round cages because the Canary feels more secure in cages that have corners, however, a round cage can be chosen if the diameter of at least approximately 91 cm, and the distance between the bars of the cage should be Not more than 1.27 cm.

It is advisable to buy a special lining for bird cages or line the Canary cage with corn cobs, recycled paper, newspaper sheets, or absorbent paper, and change the lining whenever it gets wet. it is also preferable to buy a cage with a sliding tray or a detachable base for easy cleaning, and place a metal mesh over the base of the cage so that the Canary’s legs do not touch the droppings. the litter tray can also be lined with paper to facilitate cleaning and avoid contamination. it is indicated that bird glaucoma can be collected and used as a soil fertilizer.

Canary bird breeding experts advise hanging the Canary cage on a stand so that its height is at eye level, or at a height of about 183 cm from the floor, and placing it near at least one wall to enhance the Canary’s sense of security, making sure that the cage is in a well-lit and ventilated place and away from air currents and direct sunlight, and it is also advisable to provide the cage with a swing, mirrors, bells, wooden or acrylic toys to entertain the Canary, taking into account its placement in such a way that it does not hinder its flight, as canaries need to fly freely between, therefore, it is advisable to close the room, and make sure that it is free of pets such as dogs and cats, children, or Hot stoves, let it fly inside them once a week, and to avoid Canary collisions it is advisable to cover all windows and mirrors.

Canary bird food :

Wild Canaries feed mainly on seeds, insects, plants and fruits during seasons when seeds are not available, as for pet Canaries, they can get some health problems if they eat a large amount of seed mixes sold in pet stores because they are rich in fats and carbohydrates, and they also lack many nutrients, so it is advisable to consult a veterinarian about the appropriate food that stimulates the growth of canaries and maintains their health, and avoid feeding Canaries millet seeds, which are in the form of spray or clusters, honey sticks, which are seeds covered with honey and sugar, or food sold to improve singing or Because all of these foods are a form of fat-rich seeds, Canaries can alternatively be helped to sing and switch feathers by feeding them a balanced diet. The daily healthy diet of Canaries consists of 1-2 teaspoons of various seeds, and 20-25% of its daily diet consists of fruits, vegetables, and leafy vegetables, and you should refrain from offering vegetables that contain a large amount of water, such as lettuce and celery to Canaries because they have little nutritional value, and avoid feeding them avocados completely because it may be toxic.Seeds are served to the canary in shallow dishes, preferably each bird has its own dish to ensure that it gets its need from food, otherwise the seeds should be placed in a large dish to allow all birds to eat at once, and vegetables and fruits are placed in a separate dish after being thoroughly washed and chopped For small pieces, you should also refrain from offering a certain food item for a temporary period if the bird shows a special tendency for him to encourage him to eat other items.

Dealing with a canary :

Canaries are characterized as cowardly and nervous, so the breeder should not approach them suddenly, or appear in front of them with an appearance that she cannot recognize, [٩] for the same reason it is not recommended to put them in one cage with aggressive birds such as parrots and badgies, but they can be placed with goldfinches, Canary females can also be put together in one cage because they are social, males should not be put together in one cage unless it is large enough for each of them to have its own area, and it is worth noting that the Canary needs to be communicate with him visually and talk to him to gain the ability to interact with the breeder, however, he does not like to be held or carried by anyone.