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Re: Sad Canary

Posted by Doreen D on 12/14/05
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    On 12/06/05, Kitty.J wrote:
    > On 12/05/05, carol g. wrote:
    >> On 12/04/05, Feynman wrote:
    >>> My male canary has been sad ever since his girlfriend died
    >>> about a year ago. Lately I've been thinking about getting
    >>> him a friend, but don't have the time to deal with baby
    >>> canaries. Would it be ok to put another male canary in or
    >>> would is be better to get a finch (they would be sharing a
    >>> large cage)? If so, what kind of finch and gender would be
    >>> best?
    >> Hi, Feynman;
    >> If I were you, if my bird was sad and lonely, I would get
    >> him a cage buddy. Just like Micheal L. said, if you get him
    >> a bird of the same kind, of the same gender, there will not
    >> be any babies and he would no longer be lonely. Birds are
    >> flock animals in the wild, why should they be alone in a
    >> cage? I would hate to be alone in a cage, if I were a bird.
    >> Well, I hope this helps, Feynman,and soon you will have two
    >> happy canaries.
    >> carol g.

    Don't give him another male canary - they're territorial birds and may fight. I keep
    two males in separate cages/rooms, and they sing back and forth. If they are in same
    room, one clams up (usually less dominant singer). If he's lonely, try this. In same
    cage, even smaller finch, may be subject to canary territorial agression. I think one of
    mine's even "protecting" his territory from me! (see agressive canary/new twist).
    >
    > tr
    > Well you could get him a mate just don't let him breed and if
    > they do, shake the eggs up or put fake ones in, so no baby
    > grows :) But i wouldn't do this once the embryo grows...