The Canary Handbook

Overview

This most popular songbird among pet owners comes in a wide range of colors and varieties. Here is detailed information on canary housing, feeding, and general care. Books in this series are designed and illustrated much like Barron's Pet Owner's Manuals, but have more pages, even more photos, and more fully detailed pet care advice and instruction. Pet owners and people who plan to acquire a pet will find information on health care, feeding, and housing—and where applicable, on grooming and training. All photos ...

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Overview

This most popular songbird among pet owners comes in a wide range of colors and varieties. Here is detailed information on canary housing, feeding, and general care. Books in this series are designed and illustrated much like Barron's Pet Owner's Manuals, but have more pages, even more photos, and more fully detailed pet care advice and instruction. Pet owners and people who plan to acquire a pet will find information on health care, feeding, and housing—and where applicable, on grooming and training. All photos are top quality and in full color. Many of the titles in this series also feature instructive line illustrations.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780764117602
  • Publisher: Barron's Educational Series, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 9/28/2001
  • Series: Barron's Pet Handbooks
  • Pages: 176
  • Sales rank: 788,905
  • Product dimensions: 6.50 (w) x 7.87 (h) x 0.43 (d)

Table of Contents

CONSIDERATIONS BEFORE YOU BUY
Acquiring Canaries
When to Buy Canaries
How to Manage Canaries

ACCOMMODATIONS FOR CANARIES
The Cage
Bathing Facilities
Summer Care
What Your Canaries Need from You
General Maintenance

FEEDING CANARIES
Basic Feeding Requirements
Pellets/Extruded Diets

CANARY BREEDING
The Breeding Season
Incubation, Hatching, and Rearing
Problem Hens
Leg Banding
Selection
Blood or Red Mites

UNDERSTANDING THE CANARY

DISEASE PREVENTION AND CURE
Signs of Illness
Treatment
Humane Euthanasia
The Canary Keeper’s Medicine Chest

TYPE CANARIES
Special Housing
Breeding, Care, and Feeding
Competitions and Training
Judging Show Birds

THE MIRACLE OF GENETICS
Cells, Chromosomes, and Genes
Possible Crosses with Wild Songbirds
SONG CANARIES
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