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Canary Care for Singing Canary
By Diane Burroughs
Diet: Canaries need a suitable canary diet to maintain health and sing beautiful canary songs. Healthy male canaries sing splendid canary songs! Fresh, premium canary seed should provide the foundation of your canary’s diet. Vegetables, cooked rice, dark leafy green lettuce, cooked pasta, fruits, cuttlebone, crushed oyster shell and egg food are essential for a healthy canary, as well. And, of course, provide your canary with fresh water at all times.
Housing: Keep your canary’s cage clean to maintain optimum health. Droppings and food waste cultivate bacteria causing your canary to become ill. Develop a cage cleaning routine to keep your canary singing beautiful canary songs. The cage must be large enough to let your canary exercise; 15″ x 15″ should be a minimum sized canary cage. Place the cage in an area where the temperature will be consistently moderate and where your canary will be free from drafts.
Sleep: Canaries need approximately 12 hours of sleep or dark, quiet time per day. Consider keeping your canary out of household traffic areas so that it will have enough quiet time.Toys: Provide toys, but place them in the cage in such a way as they do not obstruct flight space. Your canary might enjoy swings, mirrors, bells, and hanging wooden or acrylic toys.Training: Canaries learn to sing through imitation. Canaries need to hear and learn canary songs in order to produce canary songs. Provide your canary with high quality recordings of canary songs to teach it canary songs. Remember, canaries won’t sing when they are ill, malnourished or molting.If you ever have any questions about how to care for your birds, let us know – we can help!
About Diane BurroughsDiane Burroughs, founded BirdSupplies.com in 1998. A bird lover who is owned by African Grey's, a Moluccan, a Parrotlet and a Red-Bellied Parrot, Diane is dedicated to improving the lives of pet birds with vet-approved parrot tested supplies and expert bird care articles.
About The Author
Diane Burroughs is the founder of BirdSupplies.com. She is passionate about parrots - her own flock, your flock and wild parrots. Her passion for parrots shows in her product offerings on www.BirdSupplies.com