Baby canaries are popping out of eggs all over the place!
Ciro is getting the canaries ready for breeding by trimming down their nails and beak. You’ll see in this video it’s a safe procedure for the canaries and no harm is caused during the process. This is necessary to protect the baby canaries. You will also see him applying a special medicine on the canary to protect it from mites and bugs. Mite and flea infestations are a big problem in many aviaries. Just one bird being exposed can kill off an entire aviary. So we take precautions against it to help ensure our canaries stay healthy.
One big misconception we see with many breeders is the idea that they must breed their animals all year long. The main drive behind this idea is money. They want to breed as many babies as possible so they can make more money. However, if you’re breeding like this, you could be costing yourself more money than you may think. Here’s a video explaining why you should breed your canaries seasonally.
It’s been wet and rainy here in Tallahasse, Florida. Not the ideal Christmastime weather. Despite the crazy climate we’re still being blessed with lots of new baby birds. Here are some pics of a couple of babies that were born on Chistmas eve. So far we have over 150 babies this season, and the moms are still making nests so it looks like it’s not slowing down any time soon. I hope you all are enjoying your Christmas and have a very happy New Year!!
So it’s been a very hectic few months. We moved into a new house (with a large garage… which means BIGGER AVIARY) and just when we moved breeding season started!!
Ciro has reported as having 60 baby canaries so far. They have been keeping him SUPER busy!!! So probably around March/April we will have plenty for sale! Until then, keep your eyes peeled for more pictures of our babies!
Here is a video of Ciro feeding the Novafood Neonate food for red factor hatchings. Obviously not all the birds in this nest are red factors, but the food has been making an impact on their feather development. You can see the red one is VERY VERY red.
Also here are some photos of our newer birds:
Here are some photos of our canaries. These are just our Red Factor and Gloster birds. If you are interested in purchasing any feel free to contact us!
Here are a couple of videos of Ciro hand feeding baby canaries. Many female canaries (especially if they are first time moms) aren’t the best at feeding their babies. Many times it is necessary to feed them by hand.