40 – Budgies, Canaries and Finches

BUDGIES

Budgies
maintained on Harrison’s experience longer, healthier lives, and their
former common health problems relating to the thyroid, kidney, fatty
tumors, obesity or reproduction are less evident.

Budgerigars
(commonly referred to as “parakeets” or “budgies”) are quiet,
intelligent, nondestructive birds that are easy to care for. They are
the most popular and numerous companion birds because of their
relatively gentle, gregarious and entertaining personalities. They do
not tend to bond with an individual person, and frequently interact with
all family members. Budgerigars are capable of developing a large
vocabulary (perhaps 200-300 words) but some effort must be made to
accomplish this, and their voice is not as clear as other pet bird
species. Some individuals are also good at whistling. Not talking at all
is not unusual.

Recommended Harrison’s Formula for Budgie Chicks: Neonate Formula through Day 7, then Juvenile Hand-Feeding Formula for faster weight gain and reduced number of feedings.

Recommended Harrison’s Formula for Adult Budgies: High Potency Fine or Super Fine for a period of no less than 8 months, Adult Lifetime Fine or Super Fine optionally thereafter.

 

CANARIES and FINCHES

Canaries
and finches from a pet store often have a relatively short life
compared to other species, but when fed Harrison’s, they are robustly
healthy and longer-lived.

Canaries are tidy,
nondestructive and easy to care for, but they do not like to be handled.
They are appreciated most for their pleasant, melodious song. All male
canaries sing, starting as early as three months of age. If a male
canary becomes ill, it may stop singing until the following spring even
though the initial illness has resolved. Canaries are not social birds.
One bird kept as a single pet will be content.

Recommended Harrison’s Formula for Adult Canaries and Finches: High Potency Fine or Super Fine for a period of no less than 8 months,

Adult Lifetime Fine or Super Fine optionally thereafter.

Visit www.harrisonsbirdfoods.com/canaries.html for canary breeder egg-food recommendations

 

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