Canaries are living, extremely charming birds of the finch family. They got their name from the Canary Islands, where they live in the wild.
However, their maintenance and home care in a city apartment is not as simple as it may seem.
They contain them in cells or aviaries and on the quality of food, care, their singing, reproduction and even life expectancy depend. A very tight cage is not needed, who wants to sit motionless for days? It should be spacious enough so that the bird can fly from perch to perch, jump and not feel "in a cage." In direct sunlight, cells are not placed, drafts and windows are contraindicated. The place should be well lit.
Feeding troughs, the bottom, drinking bowls should be put forward so that the cage can be cleaned without disturbing the singer and not spreading dirt around the cage itself. Canaries are one of the few birds that love to swim. A bathing suit is hung from the outside of the cage, trying to prevent water from entering the cage itself. Bathing should be washed daily.
Feed should be strictly dosed so that there is no overeating, and so that the bird does not choose "tasty", and what is not very – discarded. On average, 1.5 to 2 teaspoons of the mixture can be counted on for an adult large individual, but it is also necessary to monitor the condition of the canary, the plumage and, in case of any suspicion, be sure to show the veterinarian, it is better to be safe than to bite your elbows. The food in the birds should be constantly in the cage. They are small and their metabolism is enhanced, so they must constantly eat, but not fat at the same time! The cereal feed is basic, but the canaries are also given soft feed, green. They cook it the same way at home: grate carrots, eggs, add chopped grass (dandelion, plantain, wood lice). Also, several times a month you can give cool cooked porridge. The diet of canaries is very diverse: these are fruits, vegetables, cereals, liquid, grass, mineral food is also required.
At home, canaries breed quite easily.
So that your pet does not get sick, you must follow a very simple rule: this is the hygienic cleanliness of the cage and not old and not sour food.
Signs of illness are always visible – the feather does not shine, the tousled bird, sad, refuses to sing. In the case when a female egg is stuck in the esophagus during laying, in no case press on the abdomen! The female sits at the bottom, pouting and pouting. The egg can be seen. Gently introduce a little vegetable oil into the cesspool, gently drop a little cold water on the abdomen and place the female in heat (under a light bulb), moisten the beak with water. The female will lay the next egg well. Be careful! The female will die if the egg is crushed in the oviduct.
Canaries are wonderful birds, pleasing to the eye and hearing, take care of them correctly, and they will delight you for many years with their colorful feathers and floody trills!