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.