Aviculture: The raising, keeping, and care of birds. Our comprehensive bird diets have been the backbone of successful bird-keeping since 1937. Cage birds are completely in the charge of bird-keepers and their health and well-being is mirrored exactly in what they are fed. If they are to lead healthy lives, it is a duty to give them the best. And the best is Haith’s. All seeds supplied by Haith’s are SUPERCLEAN™ as dust is harmful to a bird’s respiratory system.
Haith's canary seed mixes are based on formulas proven by champion breeders over many generations, since 1937. They are produced from the finest quality ingredients and offer a good selection for even the most critical of bird-keepers.
Canaries are no different to any other bird in that they have their specific nutritional requirements, which may vary throughout the year and depending on their state of health and well-being. So feeding these little birds becomes an art for the specialist and many additives and supplements are on offer to cater for almost any condition.
The basic canary diet consists of a mixture of Canary Seed and Millets with other seeds introduced to provide variety and a broader spectrum of vitamins and minerals. At certain times of the year and depending upon the way they are housed, their diet must be changed to account for specific needs. The nutritional values of our mixes all vary depending on the variety of seed, so we have the flexibility of offering different seed mixtures or seed supplements to help manage a bird’s condition. Remember; birds in heated winter accommodation will require fewer fats than those kept in much colder conditions. Similarly the demands on birds, which have greater flying space in aviaries, require more carbohydrates than those in cages.
When canaries are housed in aviaries, they can benefit by an addition of Yellow Millet to any of Haith's standard canary mixes, to satisfy their greater energy demands. It must always be remembered that variety is essential and most seed-eating birds will consume some insectivorous food and green food along with the essential Grit and Cuttlefish bone.