Basic Advice for Feeding Canaries
There is more than just selecting canary seed, grains, fruits and vegetables, it’s equally important to know how much your bird will need. Likewise, consider if it’s in mating season, raising young, and if it’s going to have to deal with the winter or cold weather.
The canary is one of the most popular domestic birds that exist. The know species, Serinus Canaria domestica, is actually a product of selective breeding, so you can say that the domestic canary was born domestic. Here are some at basic homemade feeding tips for this popular bird.
A domestic canary’s nutritional needs
The Serinus Canaria domestica or domestic canary was created by human intervention in the seventeenth century, developed from a series of wild specimens with colorful and showy plumage.
There are different kinds of grain for feeding canaries, as well as certain types of plants and vegetables. The most common foods in their diet are usually:
- Canary seed
Regarding their dietary nutritional percentages, you should feed your bird 50% canary seed, 20% nyjer and 30% other seeds. Don’t forget the aforementioned fruits and vegetables will provide your pet vitamins, minerals, and a source of water.
How to feed a newborn canary
The nutritional needs of any species’ offspring are of utmost importance. Since they are still developing and need a series of specific nutrients to grow properly. In addition to the usual foods mentioned above, newborn canaries require a number of nutritional supplements to help them grow.
Food and alternative practices
In conclusion, don’t forget you can include foods high in animal protein into their diet by making a paste with crushed hard-boiled egg and cereals. It will help canaries gain weight and get prepared for cold weather.