Canaries (Family Pet Series)

Canaries (Family Pet Series)



Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780764152085
Publisher: Barron's Educational Series, Incorporated
Publication date: 10/28/1999
Series: Family Pet Series
Pages: 180
Product dimensions: 6.61(w) x 8.81(h) x 0.57(d)

Table of Contents

What You Should Know Before You Buy
The History of Canaries8
Natural Environment8
Getting Ready to Mate10
The Development of the Young13
The History of the Harz Roller17
Questions to Help You Decide18
Canaries and Other Pets22
When You Are Away from Home23
Legal Questions Related to Keeping Canaries24
Laws Affecting Tenants24
Lost-and-Found Birds25
What to Look for When Buying Canaries26
Where You Can Get Canaries26
When to Buy28
Is the Bird Healthy?30
The Trip Home31
Canary Varieties and Colors32
Responsible Breeding32
Song Canaries34
Color Canaries37
Type Canaries39
Proper Conditions and Care
Things Canaries Need44
Cage Accessories46
The Aviary49
Living with Canaries50
Flying Free52
The Bird Tree54
Night Rest57
A Varied Diet58
The Basic Food58
Treats and Extras62
Drinking Water65
Conscientious Care66
Keeping the Cage Clean67
The Molt70
Diseases and Preventive Measures72
Recognizing Illnesses72
First Aid77
How to Give Medication80
Canary Breeding82
Courtship and Mating85
Development of the Chicks87
Understanding Canaries
What Canaries Can Do92
The Senses92
How Canaries Fly93
How Canaries Sing96
Body Language97
Building Trust100
Transition to the New Home100
Hand-taming Canaries101
Getting Canaries Used to Each Other104
Canaries and Children105
Fun and Games with Canaries106
Keeping Your Canaries Occupied106
Building a Swing109
Watching the Birds110
Solving Problems112
Fighting Cocks112
Adding a New Bird113
Feather Plucking114
Abandoning the Nest115
If a Song Canary Stops Singing116
Faded Plumage117
General Information
My Canary118
Useful Addresses and Literature125
Important Note127
Children's Corner
The Canary Cage52
Tasting Your Food65
Falling Off the Perch95
A Bird Ladder111
Naming Canaries114

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