Re: Help--My Canary keeps chewing/biting one leg
Posted by Sandpiper on 1/09/10
Actually, I have tried to feed him fresh chopped carrot, tomato,
and apple. He would not touch any of these. He seemed to love
the broccoli, though, so I have continued to give it to him. I
purchase the broccoli crowns whence they are on sale, and then I
break the florets apart and freeze them. That way, I can feed him
a fresh one each day.
His leg looks even worse this morning, and he is still
chewing/biting it a lot, although his appetite is good, and he has
continued to sing all day. I thought I had vaseline, but I was
wrong. I am going to stop by the market today and buy a jar. I
am not looking forward to catching him, though! I feel faint just
thinking about it!
I hope he is going to be okay. His leg is red, slightly swollen,
and a little bit flaky all the way up to his body. I stopped
feeding him egg in case he was getting too much protein. I hope
the vaseline does the trick! I am worried.
> Vitamins in the water are not necessary especially if you are
> providing a varied and healthy diet and he is eating it.
> Branch out from broccoli and try some dark, leafy greens such as
> kale, collards, mustards, turnips, etc. Some canaries enjoy
> shredded carrots as is a great source of Vitamin A.