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froggy 60
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# Posted: 6 Feb 2009 00:52


for my mom, I was wondering!

1 - My mom's Canary never sings anymore, and bearly flies, only every 3rd day (about)
Oh ya its an orange morph, and is about 3 years old
2 - I want to get my mother a new bird as well.
would which be better looking for a less exspansive bird.

A- bugie= 35.00$, 40.00$

B- some kind of of finch= 20.00$ , 40.00$

C- an female canary= 80.00$, 100.00$

Yet I would get a bugie , yet may not be the best with our canary.
But she had a bugie when she was a little kid back in Japan how would sit on her shoulder.
If I do get an canary I would have to wait til I go in the city.
And the other 2 are at the local petstore. I go weekly.

I want to make sure they will get along with the canary. but I am infering that only C will work.
If I get A or B I will get a new cage.

PLZ POST!!!


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BullfrogGreg
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# Posted: 6 Feb 2009 01:09


I've never had birds but I would expect that you could only keep same species together.

DomoL0ve
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# Posted: 6 Feb 2009 01:14 · Edited by: DomoL0ve


get a finch! they're very active... and beautiful.

daystorm
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# Posted: 6 Feb 2009 01:15


A budgie would most likely try and harm, if not kill, a canary. You should try to keep the same type of birds together.

Um, I do have an issue with your bird not singing and flying anymore, it could mean an illness. You should get your bird looked at by a vet. If this bird is ill, and you go and place another bird in there with no quarantine time (which is what I'm assuming you're going to do, although it's not recommended) then you are more than likely condeming a healthy bird.

I do have to comment that just because one bird is loosing it's "novelty" it doesn't mean that a second will make up for the lack of song or entertainment. Getting your mother a second bird is not the answer really. Try and find out what is wrong with the first bird, because mistakes, if unchecked, can and will be repeated.


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Courtney8526
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# Posted: 6 Feb 2009 01:15


I have never had any of these birds but I believe that you can keep different species together. I have seen aviaries many times with different species together like different canaries, finches and similar sized birds. I think you would be okay with any of them. I do think that price for a budgie is a little expensive unless you are talking about the bigger variety (I forgot which is bigger english or american) and if you are talking about the bigger one, I wouldn't keep it with the canary because of the size difference. I would say canary though so she can have a friend.


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Courtney8526
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# Posted: 6 Feb 2009 01:17


I agree with daystorm in that the bird could be sick. You should bring her to an avian vet and see why she is acting this way.


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hollywood447
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# Posted: 6 Feb 2009 17:22


Has the canary always been alone? I agree that it could sick, but if had a friend that died recently it could be lonely. Finches are very active and fun watch. bugies are nice birds too. I know the more birds you have the noisier they are. My mom raise birds very noisy.

MonkeyFrogMan28
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# Posted: 6 Feb 2009 19:14


i wish i could have tucaun or woodpecker or bluejay.


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Carlton
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# Posted: 6 Feb 2009 19:39


This sounds like a bad idea to me. If the bird is sick the last thing you want to to is add a strange bird to it's territory. It will be stressful for both of them (after all, they didn't have the choice to be together, you are making the choice for them and they both get to live with it). You could end up making the sick bird sicker, expose the healthy bird to problems, and causing both some long term stress they don't deserve. Not all birds will get along together especially males. They sing because they are displaying their territory. Add an intruder that can't escape, and you are asking for bullying, fighting, and possibly injuries.

Before you do anything, do some reading about canaries (I'm sure there are lots of breeder sites online) and what could cause them to stop singing. Age, hormonal problems, nutritional problems, illness could all be the issue. Reading can also tell you what birds could get along with the canary peacefully and what birds to avoid.


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k412
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# Posted: 6 Feb 2009 20:04


I had a male canary for a 4 years and he passed away 2 months ago.
He stopped singing and the vet gave me an rx but he didn't make it.
Tail bobbing is also a bad sign, staying puffed up etc..
That bird needs to go to the vet and I would not introduce another if it's something infectious or enviornmental. Just my opinion.


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daystorm
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# Posted: 7 Feb 2009 15:18


I do want to note, for Courtney8526, that when the different species are kept together, it is in aviaries, where the birds have room for territories and can escape each other if necessary. These aviaries are usually quite large, and don't compare to the size of a cage. In a cage, it's one bird of a type, not different species.


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Dee
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# Posted: 1 Mar 2009 06:51


That is odd that it doesn't sing or fly (much).
First thing that comes to mind is it is sick & birds hide things like that.
I would get it to an avian vet, then I would find a local bird club.
there will be people to talk to when something comes up & if you choose to get another bird later, someone will help. female canaries are $35
a breeder I know in oregon has a 10yr old that still sings
she told me her birds stop singing & get lazy if the cage is to small & singing was lack of some vitiman. I'm not saying that is your birds problem.


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ittybittykj
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# Posted: 1 Mar 2009 21:10


Canaries may stop singing if they get too cold. And get a canary with it.


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