White Crested Canary

/mo for 6 mos

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$160.99
LB_CAN_WC
Warranty:
"Live Arrival Guarantee: We take great pride in shipping extremely healthy and active birds to our customers. If a bird has perished upon arrival, a Finch Farm Credit for the amount of the perished bird will be provided to you as a coupon code that can be used toward a future purchase. To honor our guarantee, we require notification, in writing, within 24 hours of receipt, along with a picture of the perished bird. Please communicate with us by clicking our grey Contact Us button. While antibiotics may occasionally need to be used to treat birds, we recommend that usage is coordinated with your Veterinarian If any of the birds are 'tucking' their head, sleeping all day, fluffed up and/or lethargic. During such times using antibiotics with their only water source might be considered, however, we recommend good Veterinarian guidance. If you have issues or concerns about your birds, please notify us within three hours of receipt of your order. Once your bird(s) are in your care, we trust that you will care for your bird(s) in a loving and healthy manner. Be sure to review our Bird Care Instructions to assist in your bird's wellness. We wish you the very best in Avian adventures and thank you for choosing 'The Finch Farm Co'. Live Animals are not returnable. Please note our pet bird offerings are ready to be domesticated by you, and have been previously weaned but not necessarily hand fed. The time it takes to tame your bird is dependent upon the amount of time you spend to create a strong bond of trust with your new bird. Every bird is different. We trust you will research your bird(s) regarding how best to bond with them, and their ability to be trained, as this will vary depending upon the bird species. Claims will be honored within your 24 hour window of live guarantee. Thank you, The Finch Farm Team ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Our company goal is to provide excellent birds, products and customer service to help enhance your avian experience. Live animals are often challenging to source. Finding the best avian pet is our focus and includes our internal farming efforts, as well as our external partner network. As such, our team would be grateful that once you have placed your live bird order, you please work with us until your order is received. Please review our cancellation policy in the Terms of Service. You can count on us for the very best in selection and service. We appreciate being a part of your avian experience as well as assisting you to breed these wonderful creatures. Let us work together to meet their needs, as well as yours, and the company who serves you. We sincerely appreciate your patronage and incredible support! ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------"
SKU:
LB_CAN_WC
Availability:
3-12 Months
Weight:
0.10 LBS
Height:
5.50 (in)
Gift wrapping:
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Description

Description

Description: The Crested Canary, (Serinus canaria domesticus), is one of the oldest "type" canaries bred for its striking tufted crest of head feathers, rather than a special song. If you enjoy breeding canaries, this white crested canary might be an ideal pet canary selection. Shipping is easy, safe, and delivers right to your local post office. Today, the crested canary comes in a multitude of colors and is readily available and appreciated for both its fun looks and great personality. The crested canary can be on the timid side, but does well in either cages or aviaries, and can live between 8-12 years with relative ease. True Crested Canaries tend to be quite large on average, compared to their close relative, the Gloster Canary. Breeders continued to work, using the true Crested Canary as a starter for the ultimate development of the smaller but wildly popular Gloster Canary, which also has a well-shaped crest. The true show quality Crested Canary is a larger, somewhat stocky canary. Many pet quality Crested Canaries may be smaller. Their environment should not be wet, cool or drafty, and if they are given space to sunbathe, they should also have a shaded area to protect from too much sun. 

Geography: Sometime around 1800, English breeders developed this spectacular bird that proved to be a reliable breeder that could be easily developed into its own “type.”

Size: 5.5 inches in length

Temperament: They are on the timid side and should not be housed together with parakeets, lovebirds or other parrots that tend to be more aggressive. They like to bathe daily and should be given water to do so. Providing a cage that is at least 24”wide by 18” deep by 24” high is suggested. These birds cannot exercise by climbing. They need to fly, and the cage needs to give them space to do that. They also enjoy perches and toys for amusement and fun. Crested Canaries, like all canaries, must be protected from mosquitoes, and ensure their perches are clean to avoid any foot problems.

Song/ Call: Even though the Crested Canary is a “type” canary bred for looks and not song, a single male kept as a pet will sing – and often they'll sing very loudly and quite well. Males should be kept separately to ensure the highest quality and frequency of singing.

Breeding: Birds that express the beautiful crest are called Crested Canaries, while birds that carry the gene for the crest but don't have a crest themselves, are more properly called the Crest-bred Canary. To produce strong babies, if one parent is a Crested Canary, the other parent should always be a smooth-headed Crest-bred Canary. Crest-bred Canaries won't have the crest but when they are paired with a crested mate, they will be able to produce healthy babies-- some of them with fine crests. The gene that causes the crested mutation is dominant, but a double dose is lethal. When one gene is inherited, the bird is crested. If two genes are inherited, then the bird's skull is deformed and the chick usually dies in shell.

Diet: The Crested Canary have been kept in captivity for hundreds of years, and they thrive on a relatively easy-to-provide seed-based diet. The primary foundation is a good quality Canary Seed, formulated specially for pet canaries. Additionally offering some fruit, leafy greens, dried egg mix, supplements of cuttlefish bone, and occasional millet sprays, and Australian Blend Goldenfeast provide a balanced diet for the canary. 

DNA Testing   

If there is no gender option listed for a bird on our website, that particular species is 'monomorphic', which means we’re unable to determine gender without purchasing DNA testing. DNA testing is an additional $149 per bird to guarantee preferred gender. DNA testing may add an additional 3-6 plus weeks to estimated delivery time to allow for gender results. See our FAQs for more info. 

 
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Warranty:
"Live Arrival Guarantee: We take great pride in shipping extremely healthy and active birds to our customers. If a bird has perished upon arrival, a Finch Farm Credit for the amount of the perished bird will be provided to you as a coupon code that can be used toward a future purchase. To honor our guarantee, we require notification, in writing, within 24 hours of receipt, along with a picture of the perished bird. Please communicate with us by clicking our grey Contact Us button. While antibiotics may occasionally need to be used to treat birds, we recommend that usage is coordinated with your Veterinarian If any of the birds are 'tucking' their head, sleeping all day, fluffed up and/or lethargic. During such times using antibiotics with their only water source might be considered, however, we recommend good Veterinarian guidance. If you have issues or concerns about your birds, please notify us within three hours of receipt of your order. Once your bird(s) are in your care, we trust that you will care for your bird(s) in a loving and healthy manner. Be sure to review our Bird Care Instructions to assist in your bird's wellness. We wish you the very best in Avian adventures and thank you for choosing 'The Finch Farm Co'. Live Animals are not returnable. Please note our pet bird offerings are ready to be domesticated by you, and have been previously weaned but not necessarily hand fed. The time it takes to tame your bird is dependent upon the amount of time you spend to create a strong bond of trust with your new bird. Every bird is different. We trust you will research your bird(s) regarding how best to bond with them, and their ability to be trained, as this will vary depending upon the bird species. Claims will be honored within your 24 hour window of live guarantee. Thank you, The Finch Farm Team ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Our company goal is to provide excellent birds, products and customer service to help enhance your avian experience. Live animals are often challenging to source. Finding the best avian pet is our focus and includes our internal farming efforts, as well as our external partner network. As such, our team would be grateful that once you have placed your live bird order, you please work with us until your order is received. Please review our cancellation policy in the Terms of Service. You can count on us for the very best in selection and service. We appreciate being a part of your avian experience as well as assisting you to breed these wonderful creatures. Let us work together to meet their needs, as well as yours, and the company who serves you. We sincerely appreciate your patronage and incredible support! ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------"
SKU:
LB_CAN_WC
Availability:
3-12 Months
Weight:
0.10 LBS
Height:
5.50 (in)
Gift wrapping:
Options available
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