When a molting canary goes through his annual molt he needs extra
attention made to his canary care.
...is not a canary disease but can have a detrimental effect on
It is the natural process of your canary losing
and replacing his feathers.
The annual molt occurs once per year--beginning at
the height of summer
when daylight reaches 12 to 14 hours per day--and lasts about 2 or 3 months...sometimes longer.
This is why it is important to cover your canary’s
cage at sundown in the winter...too many daylight hours may result
in an off-season “soft” or “shock” molt. Another opportunity for
your canary to have a decreased immunity to illness.
Regarding the molt Mathew M. Vriends
states that such off-season molts...
In addition to his usual diet a molting canary
should be given a molting supplement to get him through this
This is a food supplement that will help insure that
your molting canary is getting plenty of protein, of which
the canary feathers contain 88%, and other nutrients for
conditioning feathers and enhancing color.
For more on how to "LISTEN" to your canary's body language and how to recognize subtle symptoms see CanaryBirdLISTENING.com
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