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    Canaries Care Guide

    ArticlePasserine AdviceThursday 09 December 2010
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    Canary birds are some of the most popular birds to keep, as well as being one of the most recognisable breeds. Their song is also very well-known. A canary for sale is often chosen over other birds, as they are not too hard to look after, and can even be taught to perch on fingers. See the following guide if you are considering a canary for sale for information on how best to care for this breed.

     

    Cage

    When looking for a canary for sale you will need to be fully prepared before bringing the bird home. The first place to start is to buy a good canary cage for your new bird to live in. An appropriately sized canary cage should be between 35cm and 45cm tall, with the bars being spaced about half an inch apart. Generally speaking, the bigger the canary cage, the happier the bird.

     

    The location of your bird cage is vital. Place the cage in a part of your home where there are no drafts or direct sunlight.

     

    Cage Contents

    Once you have found the perfect spot, it is time to fill the cage. You will need 3 dishes for different foods and water:

    • Dish 1: for commercial pellet or canary seed
    • Dish 2: clean and fresh water
    • Dish 3: fresh fruit and vegetables

     

    Now put a few perches in the cage. Place them strategically so that they stop falling bird droppings from going into the food/water dishes.

     

    Canary birds love to swing, so investing in a bird swing for the canary cage is a good idea. You will also need to put some other toys in there to keep the bird entertained.

     

    It may be an idea to place another, slightly bigger dish in the cage with some lukewarm water in it so that the bird can bathe. Some birds do not use these, in which case you can use a spray bottle.

     

    Health

    Be sure to take your canary to the vet on a yearly basis for nail trimming and health checkups.

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