Care guide - Canary Birds
Canary birds care guide
Has a canary for sale caught your eye? Canary birds are a popular choice because of their singing abilities and the variety of breeds that you can buy. Due to a canary birds size and characterises they are easier to care for than most birds too.
The staples of a canary birds diet are pellets and seeds which can be found at pet stores. Most canary birds will eat about one teaspoon of seeds a day. You should vary your canary birds diet by adding fruit such as bananas and grapes as a treat for them, most pet birds also enjoy vegetables like kale and broccoli. Fresh water must be provided every day.
Canary birds get their exercise by flying back and forth not up and down therefore their cage needs to be wider than it is high (the cage should be at least 20 inches wide) The canary birds cage should be out of direct sunlight to provide over heating but it should also be away from any drafts to make sure that the canary bird does not get cold. Canary birds are best suited to temperatures between 60 and 70 degrees but they will be ok with temperatures as low as 40 degrees at night.
The cage should be placed by a wall to make sure that the canary bird feels secure. The bottom of the cage should be cleaned every two to three days and the whole cage should be scrubbed once a week. Water and food trays must be cleaned every day otherwise bacteria may build up making your pet bird ill.
Canary birds generally bath once a week so you should leave a small bowl of water out for them to do so and during the summer they should be able to bath once a day. You will also need to trim the canary birds nails occasionally and this should only be done with proper bird nail clippers to prevent serious injury to your pet bird or even death.