Hand Taming a Canary
Posted 02 November 2004 - 04:52 PM
I've just acquired a yellow (I'm told male) canary from my father in law. He has had him for 6 months but is not sure of his age (he's around a year and a half). He's been moved to a new house a couple of months ago and has stopped singing. He eats seeds, lettuce, brocoli and I give him an egg biscuit about once a week. He never jumps on his swing or plays with his toy. There is a mirror in the cage but he doesn't seem to care about it either.
I've been trying to hand tame him by giving him a couple of lessons a day where I remove his lower perch and slower place my hand in that spot with some lettuce in between my fingers. He doens't freak out, just paces on the perch and makes little noises then stops and just stares at my hand but never approaches. Then I take my hand out and leave some lettuce behind.
I just want to know if anyone has tried this method before and if you've been succesful and maybe get some tips.
thanks in advance!!
Posted 02 November 2004 - 05:01 PM
I personally wouldn't waste the time trying to tame it. If ya must have a tame one, ya can find them. Btw, I hope ya are using Romaine lettuce & not the round "Iceburg" type. Also read our threads here on proper Full Spectrum" Lighting and please get a fixture & best light tubes for it asap.....Good luck.
Btw, if he doesn't mind your attempts, keep them up if ya like, ya may just be successful but I doubt it. I also hope ya get him a good size cage as IMO even with small birds, bigger is better when it comes to housing. Ya could even put a finch or more in there for company for him.
Posted 03 November 2004 - 06:25 AM
As far as taming, it is possible though will take a lot of patience as this bird is slightly older than when it is recommended for taming young ones, but nonetheless, it is not impossible!
Posted 06 December 2004 - 12:34 PM
To get your Canary male to sing agian I would place him in a low traffic area of the house, place the cage either close to a window for sunlight or in a well lite corner of the room. You can also try downloading Canary singing files and playing them for him. Fisrt off ARE YOU SURE IT'S A MALE>? If so you will most likly catch him singing first thing as soon as you turn the light on. If he is not singing he is molting or conditions are not right for him.
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