Your Sick Canary Has An Enemy...
Look The Enemy in the Eye...
Do you have a sick canary?
Would you know an ill canary if you saw it?
Before you can wage war on the enemy--canary
sickness--you have to know what the enemy looks like.
What does the enemy look like?
Understanding symptoms of a sick canary may be the most important
thing you can do for your pet bird.
The symptoms listed below are the traits and mannerisms
of an ill canary. It's difficult to get specific about what
sickness your canary might have though...
It's like when YOU have a fever, headache, and
chills-->You don't really know whether you have a virus or
infection or if the chili dog you had for lunch was a under the convenience store's heat lamp to long (I speak from experience on that one).
Once you discover that your canary is feeling under-the-weather there are things you can do to make him feel better and help him
fight off the illness...regardless of whether or not you know the cause.
Your canary can contract an illness, show symptoms, and
--all within 24 hours--
So it’s important to keep an eye out for the warning
signs. BUT FIRST--
To make it easier to recognize the
symptoms of a SICK canary...it's important to know the appearance of a...
As Mathew M. Vriends puts it...
"A healthy canary is a nimble,
cheerful bird with tight plumage, bright eyes, a hearty voice, and a
Let's take a moment to dissect this descriptive comment...
"A healthy canary is a nimble...". The keyword
here is "nimble". If your canary is NOT nimble he may be
...If you see these traits there may be an illness
waiting to consume your canary. Next, he should be a...
"...cheerful bird with tight
plumage...". "Nimble" and "cheerful" kind of go together so
let's move on to "tight plumage". If tight plumage indicates a healthy
Watch for your pet bird to be huddled on the floor of
his cage, feathers all puffy--he's chilled and trying to stay warm.
A healthy canary will have...
A sick canary may have...
"...a hearty voice..."
A healthy male canary will sing a lot with a loud clear voice so listen for a...
"...a healthy hunger..."
Healthy canaries snack all day so if your canary has a...
Hopefully, you’ll have time to treat your sick
canary after the symptoms show up-->you must have AT LEAST three things
on hand at all times...
...Antibiotic, enzyme replenisher, and vitamins.
This ensures that when your canary acts sick you'll have some
important medicines on hand--this is not the time to make a run to the
pet store--every minute counts. See below for more detailed
Do you have a sick canary?
Here are some more symptoms you should watch for...
If you notice any of these symptoms all you really know
"You have a sick canary." He could have a...
Respiratory infection, intestinal distress, a bad diet, or even a
Many times it's impossible to tell which form of
sickness he has. For example...
Common sense will tell you he may have a
respiratory infection if he is breathing heavily and quickly. Or
if he has diarrhea it is obviously a digestion problem. But...
is sitting on the bottom of his cage with puffed up feathers and his
eyes are closed he could
have a respiratory infection OR a digestion problem OR virtually anything else. Read on...
This sketch is from The Canary Handbook, a good book for canary owners and goes hand in hand with the CANARY BIRD LISTENING ebook...a must have!
Something else to watch for is abnormality in his droppings...
CANARY POOP SPEAKS TO ME.
Your canary's droppings are talking to YOU too. Do you know what
they're saying? Are you listening?
Click here to
learn about what to look for regarding your canaries droppings...
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Now, back to what I was saying about your sick canary...
Right now you're probably thinking...
"OK...So what do I do if I see some of these symptoms?"
Good question...I'm glad you asked.
The first thing you should do with a sick canary is make
him comfortable. I'll show you how. Remember...he feels terrible!
Once you have your canary comfortable you can start
giving him some medicines that will make him feel better and
hopefully CURE him.
On this next page you'll discover how to make your sick
canary comfortable and then we'll talk about the three medicines you
should have on hand AT ALL TIMES....Click
here to go there now.
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