The home canary is a descendant of the wild canary, which lives freely on the Canary Islands. The difference between wild canaries living on Canary isolation from home is the difference in colors, figures, singing.
Photo: Orange Canary
There should not be one canary, it is a social bird that is not used to loneliness, it is also necessary if the education of the canary is not your goal. Take more female canaries so that they can withstand male individuals, that’s why the canaries «men» The struggle for the territory and "the best place for landing" On the branches. When buying canaries, you need to take into account the choice of the type of cell or aviary and its preparation, the necessary accessories, the distinctive feature of which are thick wooden branches, should also take into account the tendencies of canaries (swim every day) and do not forget about feeders and drinkers. In principle, healthy canaries are active almost all day, so when buying, you should pay attention to this. The age of the canaries is difficult to determine, but by some signs, for example, visually or by plus, (plus with soft skin, with beautiful claws indicate a young age). The male is different from the female, although some experts cannot determine the floor. It is difficult to determine the floor of the canaries, not only males sing, but also females, misleading. But males do it more beautifully, while the singing of the female looks like chirping. There is little noise on the Canary Islands, therefore, for Canaries, a quiet and calm atmosphere is familiar, without drafts, with partial exposure to sunlight, but not under direct sunlight and room temperature should not fluctuate. Canaries do not need to be caught with your hands, it can cause stress, and sometimes death can even occur.
Canaries have not developed taste receptors, so it seems that when you treat them with delicious treats, they are still hungry, immediately rush to food and argue for it, even if it is enough.
Their voices are expressed outside of singing, as well as «expression on the face», show joy and playfulness, quickly gets used to new conditions, to people and pets, from which it is necessary to protect them.
Canaries bathe several times a day, so you need to often change water in a bath.
During mating, the male attracts the female with his singing, if mating occurs, canaries build a nest. About 10 days after mating, the female can lay the first egg, and so it repeats every day until the female lay all the eggs. The maximum number of eggs that the female 4-6 eggs can be postponed, but more often than 3. The female sits on all styling, heating them completely, without a male, she protects the nest, only sometimes the female leaves the nest for some time in order to defecate and drink. The chicks hatch after 14 days, their mother feeds them twice a day of digested food. The chicks cease to be dependent on the female only after 30 days, their first molting begins at the age of about 6 weeks. The chicks will need proteins and crushed seeds, fruits and vegetables, in reasonable amount green food.
Canaries quickly get used to people quickly and become manual, so they can be released from the cage (with closed windows and the absence of objects that can cause damage to the bird, you should also understand colors so as not to poison the pet). Canaries return to the cage themselves if it is not in an unfamiliar territory. It is not recommended that the canary be caught with hands, it will be correct if it itself enters the cage. How to achieve this? Next to the cage, at least at first, you should put a branch or artificial tree so that the bird is used to it visually, and fix the leaves of the salad or dandelion on the cells. Behavior outside the cells of canaries, of course, is surprise and causes great interest. If you decide on a loud speech or try to catch a canary with your hands, this will horror and can cause a stroke. If we want the canary to return to the cage (without our efforts), prepare food in the cage, make sure that dandelion, salad leaves, cucumber and other goodies are in the cage. You can accompany the arrival of canaries with a vocal notification, which, if it gets used to it, will be considered as "team" Return immediately. If the canary in the cage for a long time and has not flyed for a long time, then it may lose the ability to fly, restoration will take a long time until it learns to fly again.
Photo: Orange Canary
Canaries feel their diseases, but mask them well, especially if there is a large cage with many canaries, then a sick canary can become an object of attack of healthy birds, so sometimes it is difficult to recognize.
Therefore, regularly follow the beak, and its purity, pay attention to the breath of the bird, to the eyes. The droppings of the canaries should not be watery and the feathers around the anus should be clean. Healthy canaries often bathe and regularly clean their feathers. During molting canaries, pay your attention to the singing of your pet, whether there are wheezing. Health status can also be determined by «smoothness» legs. Canaries should not be in smoky or dusty rooms, there should not be drafts. Frequent diseases are inflammation of the lungs, heart disease, liver, stomach, intestines and kidneys, parasites, inflammation of the sinuses, viral diseases, etc.D., This can be prevented if you feed and take care of canaries correctly.
Photo: Canaries at home