Sunny the canary: update

sunny nov

I haven’t mentioned Sunny for a while so for those of you wondering if he is OK, I took a few photos today when I took him out to clean the cage. Sunny is the canary that found me in March this year and is a friendly and trouble-free pet. I was a bit worried when he went through his moult but he is out the other side now, looking better than ever. I was not sure if he was a male because his singing was a bit lack lustre but since the moult he has found his voice and he doesn’t just chirp but makes proper singing sounds now. I have no idea how to sex a canary and wouldn’t put myself or him through the indignity (and trauma) of trying to find out. It really doesn’t matter anyway (well it might to him/her!)

sunny nov2

He can make quite a racket when he wants to. It is difficult to say if he is truly ‘friendly’ but he always chirps when I walk in. Of course, he may be saying ‘oh no, its him again’ but I can always pretend.

The green on the perches (which I forgot to clean) is kale juice. He will only eat broccoli and if I give anything else he just thinks it is a trampoline and the chopped kale was ‘walked’ around the place. It is not as bad as when I gave him blackberries and he looked as though he had been in a fight, with red juice everywhere!

sunny nov3

This looks as though he is gazing longingly out of the window for freedom but he is actually laughing at the sparrows. I have a window feeder just by his cage so he can see them fighting for food and, occasionally, the unlucky one gets nabbed by the local sparrow hawk. For this reason I don’t feel so bad that I caught him and put him back in a cage. He may not be free but he has all the food he wants, can fly from perch to perch and is safe from attack.

sunny nov4




4 Comments on “Sunny the canary: update”

  1. joy
    November 4, 2015 at 8:13 am #

    sunny is looking wonderful he is very lucky to have found you .

    • thebikinggardener
      November 4, 2015 at 9:08 am #

      He is looking good at the moment with all his new feathers. The carpet is looking better for not being covered in feathers too!

  2. Jackie Stockley
    November 4, 2015 at 8:45 am #

    That is a lovely story, he looks so healthy and happy (if a bird can look happy?)

    • thebikinggardener
      November 4, 2015 at 9:07 am #

      I know what you mean. I don’t like to judge animals by human traits and having to deal with hundreds of chickens every day I don’t think birds are very emotional. But he does seem happy or at least content.

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