Sunny the canary: update
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!)
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!
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 is looking wonderful he is very lucky to have found you .
He is looking good at the moment with all his new feathers. The carpet is looking better for not being covered in feathers too!
That is a lovely story, he looks so healthy and happy (if a bird can look happy?)
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.