A whistling canary is easy to care for and will give you years of pleasure if looked after properly.
At Kellyville Pets we love our animal friends and are committed to matching owners with the right pet and providing customers with unsurpassed advice, service and selection of products. This is our way of ensuring our animals have the best possible start in their new home with you.All Birds come with a 14 day health guarantee and a 7 day cooling off period as part of our standard policies and procedures.
Canary Life Span:
Up to 10 years
Most Canaries are somewhat timid and shy little birds. Unlike larger bird species, they don't usually do well with being handled, although exceptions do exist. Canaries are charming birds nonetheless, and many enjoy watching and interacting with their owners from the comfort of a large flight cage. These birds can be very territorial, so use caution if keeping more than one per cage, dominant behavior can be hard to control and can lead to a very unforunate situation for a submissive bird.
Most common is yellow, but there are many different varieties of Canary in just as many different colors. With selective breeding, many new color mutations pop up everyday, such as bronze, white, and red.
Regular wing clipping is recommended to prevent flying away or any injuries to the bird.
Giving your Canary the opportunity to bathe is important. Frequent bathing serves several purposes. It prevents dry skin, softens the keratin coating which helps with moulting, and keep your bird bright and clean.
Your bird should have access to a bathing dish with fresh water every day.
Always feed your canary fresh quality seed and water that is replaced daily. Your canary should be given a piece of Cuttlebone which will help file its beak and provide calcium in the diet.
Canaries will also eat Millet Sprays and Seedbells as well as some vegetables and fruits. Some of their favourites are apple, spinach and lettuce, always feed vegetables and fruits in small amounts. Egg & Biscuit is a favourite soft food of canaries and can be mixed daily.
They should be housed in roomy and well sited cage to allow exercise and alleviate boredom. Perches should be well spaced and placed at different heights if possible. They should be of soft wood, round of 12 to 16mm diameter or square with the corners rounded off and of different sizes so the birds feet are not always in the same position. Place seed and water containers where they will not be fouled by the birds droppings.