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Re: canary aggression

Posted by Pat on 5/04/09
(8) Comments

    On 7/24/05, Michael L wrote:
    > On 7/24/05, peter carroll wrote:
    >> my male canary is attacking its father and is
    >> tormenting that much that he is weak and wil die
    >> can we stop this aggressive behavour, why is he
    >> doing this.
    > Male canaries are very territorial and can be very aggressive
    > towards each other. They vie for position in a flock
    > situation as well as competition for mates.
    > If his father is weak from fighting, please separate them.
    > Michael L

    We have a 6X10X9' outside aviary for our six "Sherbet Family"
    canaries however, two of the three males are very agressive to
    each other; neither one bothers the older male. At one point
    last evening we had to separate them since Nectrine had Lemon
    pinned to the floor of the shelter; we feared for Lemon's
    life! Will they ever work this madness out or will they
    continue tormenting each other until one is injured and/or
    worse yet; dies in the process? We have two females
    (Pineapple & Coconut) and "Lemon Drop" is still too young to
    determine it's sex. Perhaps if we hang various colorful toys
    in the tree along with lettuce leaves that that would help to
    preoccupy them? We just want them all to enjoy their lives in
    such a tropical environment without injuries.

    Thank You...
    Pat & Mike, Vero Beach, FL