Thinking of breeding canaries? Then this 2 hole canary breeding cage may be just what you need.
If you're looking for a cage for a new canary, it might be a good idea to just get a canary breeding cage right from the very beginning.
Whether you intend to breed canaries or not the cage is useful. For a single canary simply remove the divider and you have a nice sized cage for your lone canary.
And if you think you might be interested in breeding a pair of canaries some day, you'll already be set up and ready to go.
Two Holed Breeding Cage
This cage has a removable divider to keep the male and female separated until they are ready to mate.
It will also have a spot for a nest or nests.
Once the babies leave the nest, they can be isolated to one side while you leave the breeding pair together in the other side to raise another batch of babies.
Check with your local pet store or bird aviary to see if they carry these. My local bird farm sells their dividable cages for around 60 bucks.
This dividable breeding cage is also great as one big cage for your lone canary. Just remove the divider.
Three Holed Canary Breeding Cage
Breeding cages are also made with two dividers...creating three holes. This will allow the canary breeder to mate one male (in the middle hole) with two females (on the outside holes).
The three hole cage is also good for separating the babies from the breeding pair and will even allow you to do breed 2 pairs at once...one pair on each end with the fledglings in the middle.
Unfortunately, it's getting really difficult to find a 3-holer. In fact, as of this writing, every company I know of has stopped making them. But maybe you can find a used one on ebay or Amazon.
Home Built Breeding Cage
If your "handy" you can always build your own breeding cage. When I first started, I used one that my uncle had built out of 1"x12" pine boards for framing and floors. It had wiring stapled to the sides, pretty basic. Just make sure the holes in the wiring are small so that your canary birds can't get their heads through. My uncles cage had 1/4" x 1/2" square holes. It worked really well.
Eventually, I built a larger flight cage that was 4 feet wide, 8 feet long, and 6 feet high. I had about 5 breeding pairs in that large cage.
However, your canaries will do better when each pair has it's own cage. My breeders in the larger flight cage produced less fertile eggs and babies so I had to switch back to the double sided cages.
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