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    Do Canaries Get Pregnant?

    ArticleThursday 09 December 2010
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    There is a very simple answer to the question do canaries get pregnant and the answer is no. No birds get pregnant because they lay eggs. The definition of pregnancy is when a foetus develops inside the mother, as birds lay eggs the foetus develops outside of the mother. If you want to learn some more about the development of eggs then this article should answer some of your questions. %%AFC-ADVERT%%

     

    Breeding Canaries

     

    Egg Creation – female canaries will release ovum during the breeding season. The ovum consists of a yolk sac in a pocket; at this stage there is not a formed shell.

     

    Fertilisation – before the egg shell is formed the egg must be fertilised this occurs through mating and is an essential part of the canary’s breeding process. The male will stand on the female so their cloacas meet where sperm can be passed from male to female.

     

    Egg Shell Creation – the egg yolk and sac will continue to travel through the oviduct where the inner and outer bits of the shell are applied. The shell begins soft and hardens (becomes calcified) in the end stages of development.

     

    Egg Laying – given the right environment and care all female canaries can lay eggs. Canaries can lay eggs even if they are not in the presence of a male canary but they will not be fertilised. Once a fertilised egg had been laid the embryo will start to grow.

     

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