How JustAnswer Works:
  • Ask an Expert
    Experts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional Answer
    Via email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site. Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction Guarantee
    Rate the answer you receive.
Ask Dr. Bruce Your Own Question
Dr. Bruce
Dr. Bruce, Veterinarian
Category: Bird Veterinary
Satisfied Customers: 19172
Experience:  15 years of experience as a small animal veterinarian
14018973
Type Your Bird Veterinary Question Here...
Dr. Bruce is online now
A new question is answered every 9 seconds

does a male canary ever build a nest and sit on it like he

Resolved Question:

does a male canary ever build a nest and sit on it like he is incubating eggs?? my canary
has has stated this behavior. he a single canary in the cage. since he was picking at the cage paper, i put the nesting strings in and he spends lots of time in the nest. thanks,

XXXXX XXXXX
Submitted: 7 years ago.
Category: Bird Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Bruce replied 7 years ago.
Hi Sandra,
Welcome to Just Answer. I'm sorry no one has gotten to your question until now. As far as a male canary building a nest - Sometimes he will help to build one but its the female who does a majority of the work arranging it. I would be curious that this guy may not be a guy.
Customer: replied 7 years ago.
I have suspected this---but do females sing??? until he got sick, he sang his little heart out. how can I tell the sex myself?
Expert:  Dr. Bruce replied 7 years ago.

Usually it is the males that sing. Here is a good link that explains how to sex them. It is very difficult I will say.

 

http://www.avianweb.com/sexingcanaries.html

Dr. Bruce and 3 other Bird Veterinary Specialists are ready to help you