My Big Fat Canary
Ok, my friend...shame on you for letting your canary
become a fat canary...
Canaries can overeat just like you and me--and I LOVE my vanilla ice cream and fresh baked brownies as much as the next guy--so let's get real...
A fat canary is an UNHEALTHY canary.
He'll have trouble breathing, flying, breeding (if your into that), and, yes...
So...do the right thing by your pet canary...AND YOU.
What's the "right thing"?--Good Question--Here's the answer...
"Feed your canary correctly."
That's the short answer and I have a feeling you KNEW I was going to say that. First of all...there are certain foods that your canary SHOULD have in his cage 24/7...
- Canary seed
- Fresh Water
Aside from these, the occasional...
...will be appreciated by your canary and will keep him happy and healthy. That's all he really needs...
Throw in some dry oatmeal or cooked brown rice now and then and you've got a happy skinny canary that gets something different everyday.
Variety in his diet is good.
Your pet canary is not going to get fat on the items mentioned above...except maybe...
Eggs are fattening...at least the yolk is. No surprise here--you've heard that all your life, right?So...go easy on the egg. Three times per week is plenty for your skinny AND fat canary. And...
remove the egg from the cage after a a few hours so your fat canary doesn't over eat and/or end up eating spoiled egg.
Go easy on all other treats like...
- millet sprays
- pure canary seed (from the canary grass plant)
and any other fattening foods.
If it's fattening for you--it's fattening for him. So...
...keep those for YOURSELF.
- sweet desserts--no brownies or ice cream...
And on the RARE occasion you do give your fat
canary something that might make him fat...
Remove it in about 5 minutes. He'll get
a nice snack...that's ALL he should have--not a full meal of powdered donut...
You're fat canary will be skinny and energetic
in no time...the way nature intended.
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OK...where was I? ...Oh,
Your fat canary...
Well...actually that's about it...
Feed him the GOOD stuff and hold back on the BAD stuff.
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