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Finch and Canary Forum

The easiest to take care of and yet the least demanding of all captive birds are the small seed-eating birds, such as the charming finches, including the popular Canaries. If you want to learn more about them, or wish to share your experiences with others, this is the forum for you.

What kind of finch is this?

Submitted by scaldwell33 on Sun, 11/10/2019 - 15:20
Can anyone tell me what kind of finch this is? We recently moved from Georgia to Virginia and in spite of taking all of the necessary precautions, our female spice finch didn’t make it. We went to the pet store and got what my husband was told was another female spice finch. She looks nothing like our previous one, and our male spice finch does not seem to like her. (I recognize of course that he may not be ready to move on, but I also know he can’t live alone, because finches are social.) any help?

chicks are die after 3 days

Submitted by thewamir on Fri, 02/15/2019 - 08:23
Hi to all people in beautyofbirds i have problem and it's for 3 years :( when the chicks are born after 3 days , instead of getting fat and grow , they are losing fat and going to be thin and the mother not feeding them ! i give them food with finger but , any way after a few days they are die is there anybody here who can help me or tell my what reasons can be cause of this problem ? Thank you

Canary won't stop laying eggs

Submitted by hymeria.alice on Tue, 12/18/2018 - 12:11
I was given two canaries (one female and one male) by my cousin who could not care for them anymore and I've had them for about a year and a half. In April, the female canary had to be taken to the vet to have her leg band removed because it was constricting her. I had kept her in a separate cage from the male during that period and when everything was done and I put her back, she immediately laid eggs. Since then, she's laid many eggs and in most cases the eggs wouldn't hatch and in some cases, the eggs would hatch but the babies would die soon after. So far only three hatched.

Canary no longer singing

Submitted by smstrange on Thu, 10/19/2017 - 03:08
Our canary always sang - all the time. He went through a molt in June, July and half of August. I know they will stop singing during a molt but it's been two months since then and he still is not singing - at all. Just sits quietly in his cage. Anyone know why that would be? He’s no longer molting - I no longer find any feathers like I was seeing during his molt. So I’m fairly certain his molting period is over and has been for several weeks. Anyone have a similar experience?