Sunny on Sunday

It has been almost two months since I was adopted by Sunny the canary so I thought I ought to post an update on how he is getting on.

Sunny with his brown wing

Sunny with his brown wing


He (or maybe she) is a bit of a slow learner when it comes to singing. I try to play him some youtube clips every day and the sound of canaries singing certainly excites him but he hasn’t quite got the hang of it. He is a noisy little.. bird though and chirps all day until it gets dark.

'It wasn't me - honest. I have yellow wings'

‘It wasn’t me – honest. I have yellow wings’


He is a bit of a picky eater, but then I read that canaries can be. He loves to pick through the food – he has two feeders with different food in them – and his favourite game is to pick up a seed and see how far he can flick it across the room. He gets hulled sunflower seeds as a treat and loves those. Every morning he gets his bath filled and later I replace the water with some veg. He will not touch fruit of any kind but likes greens and his favourite is the flower buds of oriental veg or kale. At first I chopped up greens for him but he likes to rip the veg to bits (I think his father was an eagle) so I don’t bother now. Today I tried him on some frozen peas (I thawed them in hot water) and he seems to like them, but then they were petit pois.

sunny left side2


His colouring has remained the same with one yellow wing and one brown one. But I am sure the feathers on his head are growing – there is something going on there!

sunny right side2

Overall he seems very happy and content.


4 Comments on “Sunny on Sunday”

  1. joy
    May 5, 2015 at 7:46 am #

    spoilt and happy. he knew which garden to land in

  2. sueturner31
    May 6, 2015 at 4:10 pm #

    Will his wing feathers change colour ?

    • thebikinggardener
      May 6, 2015 at 5:43 pm #

      I have no idea. As he was a stray I do not know much about him. It seems an unusual colour pattern to me but I am no canary expert 🙂

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