What Is Vanodine V18 For Birds ~ Iodine Sanitizer In The Birdroom And Aviary

Vanodine V .18 is an iodophor that is to say “A carrier of Iodine” specially formulated and stabilized by a patented process for use with all types of livestock. It should be regarded as a biocide rather than a disinfectant. A biocide inactivates ALL types of organisms, viruses, bacteria, and even fungi. A disinfectant does not necessarily do this, for most disinfectants are “selective” in what they kill. Very few, for example, are effective against the polio virus, TB germs, or many […]
Feather Plucking

Feather Plucking

As we work with our pet birds and breeding pairs, we are constantly coming up with new problems and, hopefully, new solutions to the problems. Feather chewing, pulling, clipping and plucking is something that can occur in pet birds or breeding birds, and can be the behavioral result of a variety of causes. Articles on feather plucking have been written by veterinarians, pet bird owners, and bird breeders. Surveys have been made to seek causes for the problem. Certainly, I would suggest […]
How To Get Rid Of Bird Mites Naturally - Bird Mite Images

How To Get Rid Of Bird Mites Naturally – Bird Mite Images

Parasitic mites pose a serious threat to the health of cage birds, and some can even affect bird keepers. The most familiar parasites are the Red Mite and the Northern Mite, but lesser known species which affect our birds include the Scaly Leg Mite, the Canary Lung Mite, and the Grain or Flour Mite. In the annual battle with these pests, there is no ‘final solution’; fanciers may go for a year or two with few problems, but the war is never-ending, […]

Canaries, Shows and Stress

Canary caretakers are united by one common aim – providing the best possible conditions for our feathered friends. Regardless of our knowledge, this remains uppermost in our minds. So it is not surprising that the one recurring topic for newcomers to the Fancy is whether exhibiting our birds is stressful to them in any way. I have kept canaries for over 40 years, starting as a school-boy. Local clubs provide a support infrastructure for all varieties of bird keepers. It did not […]
Safe Plants For Bird Aviary

Toxic And Safe Plants For Bird Aviary

Hello! This is a brief listing of some of the more commonly found toxic and non-toxic plants. The non-toxic group can be used; if you wish, in plantings in an aviary, or in pots around your birds – with most species, though, you can expect at least a little pruning! A group of canaries can mow all of the green off almost any plant in incredibly short order, so if you keep these birds, you should plan on rotating or replacing your […]
Common Canary Breeding Problems, Concerns and Care

Common Canary Breeding Problems, Concerns and Care

Three Types of Canaries When you decide to purchase a canary, you may choose from among three basic categories: Song, Colorbred and Type Canaries. Song Canaries include – American Singers, German Rollers, Spanish Timbrados or Waterslagers. These song canaries are judged in competition on how well they sing. Colorbreds come in 35-45 different color variations. Many feel the Red lipochrome canary is the most popular. However, there are so many different colors; it is hard to say which ones are the most popular. Everybody seems to […]

How To Handle A Canary

The picture above shows how to safely hold your canary – it is important that this is done properly because any pressure on the ribs can cause him to have trouble breathing, or even suffocate – his ribs need to be able to expand freely. As this picture shows, you can accomplish this by holding his head, just under the jaw, between two fingers, and curling the rest of your hand lightly around his body, with the wings tucked into the palm […]