Canaries are relatively easy to care for . But, like any other pet, it has obligations and certain conditions associated with it for its well-being. Take note:
- Their habitat must be adequate and always be clean.
- They must always have a good diet
- It is advised that they live in company , with companions of their kind.
Regarding their diet, they are granivorous animals. Their diet is quite simple, they feed mainly on birdseed , which are seeds rich in carbohydrates. You can mix it with different supplements, such as other seeds that provide your canary with a good amount of protein and nutrients. The most common to give are black, hemp, reddish rape, oats, hempseed and rapeseed .
Mix preparations usually contain 50% canary seed, 20% black and 30% other seeds, such as reddish rape or hempseed. You can prepare the mixture yourself at home, but you can also buy it already made. At TANNIMAL we have prepared with a mixture of perfect grains for your canary. You can choose from a wide variety, look for the one that best suits the needs of your canary!
Although the diet of these birds is mainly based on seeds, it is also good that it is supplemented with fruits and vegetables . These foods will add a healthy dose of vitamins and minerals to your diet . You can try giving him lettuce, carrots, spinach, apples, banana … See how he reacts to each food to find out what he likes best. Remember that you should wash the vegetables and cut them into small pieces, so that you can eat them comfortably.
With these foods your pet will have a healthy and healthy diet. When canaries are well fed they are stronger, and can avoid contracting some of the common diseases in canaries.
Food for newborn canaries
Canaries are totally defenseless when they have just hatched, they cannot fend for themselves. They cannot leave the nest until after fifteen to twenty days. During this period, the chicks depend on the parents for food , so you will have to take special care to give them adequate food if you have young.
At this time of their lives it is essential that you give them good quality food. In order for the parents to be able to feed their chicks correctly, you must ensure that they have brood pasta, lettuce, egg pasta, seedlings and fresh water at all times . A constant supply of these foods will help the young to grow up healthy and begin to form their fur.
The paste breeding is a food that contains seeds soft, mashed boiled egg, oats and some vegetable or fruit. This type of food does not stay fresh for long , so it is advisable to keep pasta in the fridge (especially when it is hot) and supply it in small quantities several times a day. Don’t forget to clean the paste container every time you use it! Only in this way will you be able to protect the chicks from possible bacteria.
When the canaries have been in the nest for more than 20 days, they will start to come out and experiment little by little. Even so, the chicks will still not feed themselves, but their appetite will double . In this period you will have to increase the amount of food so that parents can satisfy their little ones’ appetite. When the chicks are about 4 weeks old, you can see how they begin to feed themselves . Soon they will follow in the footsteps of their parents and will eat a normal diet.
Food for canaries in winter
It is necessary that your canaries have a special diet when winter arrives . Especially if you live in a city with a particularly cold climate. Like people, canaries need a boost when they lower their defenses. That is why it is advisable to give them pasta or bread mixes with grated boiled egg and a few tablespoons of cereals . These foods will provide your pet with the vitamins and minerals necessary for iron health.
If you think that your canary does not tolerate any type of food or you have any other questions about its diet, we recommend as always that you consult your veterinarian . He will advise you and tell you which diet may be the one that best suits the needs of your canary.
Do you have this type of bird as a pet? Have you ever bred canaries? Do you change your canary’s diet according to the season of the year? we want to know your tricks and your day to day with your pet!