July sees the end of the breeding season and the start of the annual moult, which continues through until September, or in some cases, even later.
Replacing the plumage is quite taxing on canaries, and every care should be taken to help them come through this period as quickly as possible.
The moult is a quiet time of the canary calendar, and the same management regime applies throughout the entire period.
|Diet||Staple food||Fresh Water||Daily|
|Mixed Canary Seed|
|Colour Feeding||Add colour food to softfood daily, if colour feeding for exhibition|
|Greenfood||Two or three times per week|
|Fruit||Two or three times per week|
|Supplements||Feed as recommended by manufacturer|
|General Management||Housing||Adults||Flight cages|
|Young birds||Individual cages|
|Cleaning||Cages||Weekly / as required|
|Perches||Daily / Weekly / as required|
|Utensils||Daily / Weekly / as required|
|Bathing||Twice a week|
|Specialist Tasks||Heating||Maintain constant temperature of 45-55 degrees farenheit|
|Lighting||Switch off artificial lighting to aid swift moult|
|Show Training||Allow young birds to enter training cages daily, unless deep in moult||
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