All About Breeding Canaries.
An Introduction.

You’ve come to the right place for a starter course on all about breeding canaries.

There is more to it than most people realize but...on the other doesn't have to be difficult or time consuming. As a matter of can be downright enjoyable.

Why breed canaries? Breeding canaries is a rewarding and possibly profitable past-time.

1. You can take your canaries to bird shows and compete for song, color, and composition.

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2. You can sell your canaries for profit...

3. Or you can just breed canaries for fun and enjoy their company and beautiful singing voices.
Click learn more great reasons to breed canaries.

As you learn all about breeding canaries you’ll want to know how to care for your breeding canaries and their babies...


--temperature control


--nests and nesting materials

--health care and disease control

--watching for problems


Here is a quick primer on breeding canaries.

First of all, make sure you have the right cage. You can get away with using several different kinds but
this canary breeding cage is the here.

You'll of course need a nest for each pair. Two nests is better.
Check out these canary nests.

In nature, breeding season begins in the spring. Do you know that you can get an early start on the season by encouraging your canaries to breed in the dead of winter? 
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It's obvious how a nutritious diet for your breeding canaries can lead to success.
Here is what your canaries' diet should look like.

If all goes well, in just a few weeks you'll have a few baby canaries poking there little heads out of the nest begging for food .
Baby canaries need special here.


"Many thanks for your wonderful articles on canaries. My father died 2 years ago and I was left to look after his 3 canaries. Being a rookie I made many mistakes..."

-Max Edwards


Below is a short video that will let you see a working canary aviary. You'll see a hen feeding her babies, several stages of baby canary growth, and how young canaries are leg-banded.

Just click on the PLAY button (the arrow pointing to the right... >).

If you have a slow internet connection (dial-up) you may want to click PLAY and then click PAUSE (the two vertical lines that look something like
this... ||). The video will continue to download while you read the rest of this page. Then just click play again.

The video is about 2 minutes 30 seconds.

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In your quest to learn about breeding canaries pay close attention to keeping each canary as healthy as possible.

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