Babies falling from the nest

by Bobbie
(Bedford, England)

Baby Canaries

Baby Canaries

This is my females second clutch. We have had three babies this time round but one of them is much bigger then the other two. Last night and today we have found both of the smaller ones on the floor of the cage. They are 6 and 7 days old. Anyone any idea's on why this is happening? And what can be done to stop this?

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Feb 23, 2023
Crowded Nest?
by: Darren

There can be several reasons why baby canaries may fall out of their nest. Here are some possible explanations:

Overcrowding: If there are too many baby canaries in the nest, they may jostle each other and accidentally push one another out. It sounds like that's what's happening...the larger baby is jostling the others out...probably accidentally.

Maybe the nest is too small? Try a larger nest. It should be a size that allows the babies to huddle together to share warmth but not so small that they are packed in tight.

Maybe there is too much nesting material in the nest? Take some of the material out of the nest.

All my best and good luck!

Darren :)

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