Buy Fife canaries for sale
Fife canaries for sale, despite its small size, the Fife Fancy Canary is very lively and a great choice for the beginner. This delightful little bird is quite hardy and very easy to keep. They are not prone to disease, come in all the canary colors, and the male has a wonderful pleasant song. They are also ready breeders and most often good at rearing their young.
The Fife Fancy Canary is a “type canary”, bred for physical characteristics rather than color or song. They are a newer canary variety, developed in the 1950’s by Scottish breeders in and around the area of Fife. It is a smaller version of the Border Canary. With the emphasis on developing the Border into a larger bird, dedicated Scots devoted their efforts to bring back the original standard of the Border. Thus the Fife Fancy Canary came into being, capturing the hearts of people around the world.
Care and feeding of Fife canaries for sale
The canaries like wide open spaces so provide a roomy cage. Provide a cage with vertical bars and small perches of different sizes for foot exercise. Have at least 1 perch set high in the cage for the canary to roost (sleep). The cage should be placed high, so the canary can look down on us so to speak.
The canaries eat mainly canary seed and rapeseed. Vitamin coated canary seed mixes are readily available at a pet store. Greens are also enjoyed and can be offered daily along with a little calcium in the form of a cuttlebone.
They do like to bath, so should be offered a birdbath. Cage cleaning and toenail trimming is about all the maintenance canaries need.
They are good-natured social creatures that do well when kept in cages or in aviaries. They are timid birds though and should not be housed with parakeets, lovebirds, or other hookbills that tend to be more aggressive birds by nature.
Male canaries should be kept in a cage by themselves to ensure quality singing. Males can be territorial and pairing up with two male canaries in a cage can cause fights. In a spacious aviary, canaries can generally be housed with other canaries, finches, and other hardbills.
The Fife Fancy Canary is a ready breeder making it a good choice for a beginner. Most canaries breed easily and readily if provided with quality food, lighting, secure surroundings, and conditioning. The breeding season for most canaries is usually from December to April. They are best bred in breeding cages. They lay their eggs in a nest. The female will lay 3 to 6 eggs, one per day. It is best to allow a hen to have only two clutches. The Fife Fancy Canary is generally good at rearing its young.