Good canary bird care is important year-round...but here are some special
tips for keeping canaries healthy, happy, cool, and comfortable during
the warm season...
Are You Providing Good “Summer Canary Care”?
There is a real need to
monitor CLOSELY your feeding, watering, and cleaning habits during the warm
Especially if the place where you keep the cage gets warm or you routinely
take your canary bird and cage outside to enjoy some fresh air.
Warmer conditions during this time of
year create a breeding ground for parasites and bacteria.
Bird Care includes...
Cleaning and Disinfecting
the Cage Regularly.
breed RAPIDLY on your birds droppings in warmer weather. An increase in
parasites in your birds cage could lead to worm infestations and other unwanted
YIKES AND YUCK!
also grow more rapidly during the warm summer months. Fruit, greens, egg food,
and other snacks should be removed within 4 or 5 hours in a warm climate to keep your canary singing and healthy.
Water should be changed
daily...Algae and bacteria love warm moist conditions.
Be wary of
temperature around the cage rises above 85 or 90 degrees F.
Once the temperature rises
above 90 degrees your pet will begin to get
At the bare minimum provide a
fan in the room for good canary bird care and if possible, an air conditioner or cooler of some kind.
You don't want these things blowing directly on your canary but use them to keep the room from getting to hot.
Keep an eye out for panting
and holding his wings out from his body...he's trying to cool off.
Good canary bird care includes helping to keep him cool on a warm day so...
Give Him a Spritzer.
Just use a regular plastic
spray bottle--make sure there hasn't been anything harsh inside like a
cleanser--and spray him with a fine mist of cool water...Aahhh, refreshing
He'll also enjoy...
Simply a shallow dish with an
inch or so of water or an enclosed bird bath as an attachment to the cage will keep your canary splashing around for hours-->these
baths help keep his feathers clean, shiny, and healthy too!
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And now back to Canary Summer Care-->This is a good time of year to
expose your flying friend to some...
Something he will enjoy
immensely is to be placed in the SHADE on the lawn with the bottom of
the cage removed...
that's GOOD canary bird care...
Only do this though if you
have NOT been using any pesticides, herbicides, or fertilizers on your lawn
recently...for obvious reasons.
If you have to place the
canary bird cage in the DIRECT SUN...
Make sure the sun is not to
hot for your bird and put a cloth or something on part of the cage so he can get
in the shade if he wants.
Good canary bird care, though,
your pet bird closely...
Be aware of canary
enemies like dogs, cats, mosquitoes, and predatory birds. Canaries make a
nice little snack to a stray cat or hawk...
You should supervise
constantly if you set the cage on the grass.
For the best canary bird
...“clean and cool”
is the order of the season to keep your feathered friend happy and