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How to Care for Baby Canaries

Baby Canaries and How to Take Care of Them

Canary CareCanaries are small birds and although they can be of various colors, we usually see mostly yellow ones. These pets are not social, so outside the breeding season they should be separated as during this period they can become aggressive in cages.

Baby canaries are born and accompanied by her mother when the egg hatches. Here we will detail its growth and what advice we should continue to take proper care of our baby canaries.

1. The baby is born with canary feathers on the head and spine. While they are newborns, the female is responsible to provide warmth and to care for them, while the male has a duty to feed the female during this time and stays with the pups.

2. During the first 2 to 3 days pup maintains itself from the food that was inside the yolk. That is why they may not need anything to eat initially.

3. During the growth phase the parents fed seeds, fruits and  vegetables.

4. After the first 10 days they started to produce feathers. By 3 weeks of age, the young birds begin to leave the nest but are still not self-sufficient. During this period the birds will start jumping and practice flying.

5. Once we know that the pups are eating alone (about a month and a half), they will be transferred to a bigger cage so they can exercise their wings. During this period their diet will change and start eating what their parents eat.

6. Pay special attention when you reach inside the cage to clean it, replenish the food or water. Canary pups can be aggressive when scared and you may get hurt if during this time in the cage they start to flutter uncontrollably.

7. We suggest that if you have any questions is to contact an avian specialist or veterinarian to help answer your questions.

You need
• Two cages, one normal and the other breeding.
• Several containers: food, water and bathrooms.
• Specialty food – bee pollen that gives them many vitamins

• At 15 days old, the chicks can leave the nest alone
• If you want to band the babies you must do so within 7 days of birth.
• A month after birth, they are able to feed themselves

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