Water


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]

Water
 

Home
American Singer
Arias and Photos
Canary Basics
Colors of Canaries
Breeding Canaries
Canary Management
Good Connections
Birds and Products
Testamonials
About Me

 

American Singers Club, Inc.

Member

 

 

Florida Canary Fanciers

Member

 

National Colorbred Association

Master Breeder Award

 

One of the most important things for your canary is having a supply of good, clean water.  Never let the drinker (container for water) go dry.  If you have chlorinated water, keep a pitcher of it in the refrigerator for 24 hours before serving it to your canary, so the chlorine can dissipate.  Chlorine kills germs, which usually is a good thing, but it also kills beneficial bacteria that is in your canary's gut.  It is better to use water that has no chlorine for your bird. 

If you change cages or types of drinkers, or when you bring a new bird home, be sure your bird can find the water and is drinking from the container.  A bird gets dehydrated very quickly.  If you aren't sure they are drinking from the container, place a small bowl of water on the bottom of the cage.  Although they may want to take a bath in it, this will provide them with water to drink until they are using the drinker.

Clean your drinkers often.  They easily become fouled with food particles that quickly spoil and contaminate the water.  Many a canary has become ill and even died because of bad water.  If you have a tube type drinker, purchase a bottle brush that will reach into the tube to properly clean it.  After washing in soap and water, disinfect the drinker by soaking in rinse water that has bleach added to it.  After the soak, thoroughly rinse and let dry

Adding a drop or two of apple cider vinegar to the water is helpful for their urinary tract.  If you use the vitamins that are added to drinking water, you must change the vitamin water daily.  Be sure and properly clean the drinker before you refill it.

It is very convenient to have more than one drinker that will fit in your cage, preferably drinkers that are identical.  The parts and drinkers will be interchangeable, and you can have a clean drinker ready to replace one you are removing from the cage.

Make your own drinker tray using a plastic utility basket.  Drill holes into a piece of plastic sign material cut to fit the basket.  I made this one and find that it really makes handling multiple drinkers convenient.

 

 

 


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: 01/17/2017                                                                                                               

 

***********************

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