On 11/09/08, Denise wrote:
> My canary continues to loose quite a few featherss day.
> I wonder whether it's normal
Canaries, along with all other birds, go through a molting
process whereby they will drop feathers. Some birds do this
more than others and if it's excessive, it's known as a "hard
Normal conditions dictate that the bird should lose feathers,
but not have bald patches on it's body.
During the molting process you should be providing higher
protein foods such as boiled, chopped eggs or commercially
prepared egg food. Replacement feathers require much protein
to develop. Of course including dark greens and vegetables
will help to, not to mention the birds really like them and
they are beneficial.