Swings and Toys


Aria From A Bird Cage

American Singer Canaries 

 

  According to Webster Dictionary:     a-ri-a. (ń΄rēַə), noun,  1. an elaborate melody sung by a single voice    2. a striking solo performance  [Italian, from Latin ǎera, literally means air]

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Canaries love swings, and I make sure there is at least one in every cage.  When a canary jumps onto a swing, it sways like a tree branch would in the wild, helping the canary to learn balance and keeping them fit.  It's great exercise for them. 

I make my own swings by bending florist wire around nails driven through a block of wood.  By using this jig, each swing is identical. 

For plans and instructions on how to make your own swing, click the button below:

Plans for Swing

A homemade swing made with florist's wire and leftover perch doweling

Swings are much less expensive to make yourself than to buy from a pet store, plus every time you see your birds hop up into one of "your" swings, you will get a feeling of appreciation... that they are enjoying something you did especially for them.

If you want to draw out your own design, keep it simple.  You may be tempted to bend the wire in decorative or elaborate curls, but remember small toes can get caught in sharp angles and loops. 

Canaries don't really need toys to keep themselves occupied.  If you must place a toy in the cage, make sure it does NOT have a mirror on it.  Canaries are very territorial, and they may think their reflection is another bird in their domain.

For times that you have your birds together in flight cages, there is value in making a few tassels of brightly colored cotton crochet thread to give them something to pull at besides their cagemate's feathers.

 

 


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Quick Pick

Here is a Quick Pick Guide to some useful tables, instructions and forms available on this site.

Conversion Table
Pedigree Form
Breeding Cage Card
Singer Evaluation
Bird Swing Plans
Color Pairing Chart

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



Aria From A Bird Cage

American Singer Canaries 

 

  According to Webster Dictionary:     a-ri-a. (ń΄rēַə), noun,  1. an elaborate melody sung by a single voice    2. a striking solo performance  [Italian, from Latin ǎera, literally means air]


 

 

American Singers Club, Inc.

Member

 

 

Florida Canary Fanciers

Member

 

National Colorbred Association

Master Breeder Award

 

 

American Singers Club, Inc.

Member

 

Florida Canary Fanciers

Member

 

National Colorbred Association

Master Breeder Award

 

 


Copyrightę 2005-2017 Brenda Varhola.  All Rights Reserved.  No portion of this website may be copied without the express written permission of the author.  Contact this site's webmaster.                                          

This page last updated: 01/31/2017                                                                                                               

 

 

 

 

American Singers Club, Inc.

Member

 

Florida Canary Fanciers

Member

 

National Colorbred Association

Master Breeder Award

 

 


Copyrightę 2005-2017 Brenda Varhola.  All Rights Reserved.  No portion of this website may be copied without the express written permission of the author.  Contact this site's webmaster.                                          

This page last updated: 01/31/2017