Cage & Aviary Bird-Keepers Blog
UK fancier, and Haith's customer, Mike Harrington shares a year in the life of his incredible American singer programme... (Mr Harrington has kindly agreed to take photos to illustrate each month's activity. This is a rare and fascinating insight into the world of American singers...).
Thank you for joining us on part two of this journey, looking at how Haith’s cater for finches (Domesticated Foreign, Zebra, Bengalese, Gouldian Finches), small Parrot-like and Budgerigars too. If you missed part one click here to view it on the internet.
This week, part one; we’re starting the journey with Domesticated Foreign Finches & Zebra Finches:
Feeding canaries is very much the same as all small seed-eating birds and over generations the champion breeders and showmen, particularly of the Type Canaries, have developed their own particular seed formulas, which they have relied upon to achieve their desired results. Haith's have produced their...
Germinated seed - Most birds enjoy germinated seeds, which provide a rich source of Vitamins A and E. Presoaking in lukewarm water for about half a day is necessary to convert starch into dextrin, a form of sugar.
The old myth that Bread and Milk is good for birds should have died out long ago as modern science has proven otherwise. Perhaps it is being prolonged just because we still have many people alive that witnessed the habit developed by blue tits and then passed on to other species as they pecked away at milk bottles delivered to our doorsteps during and after the Second World War.