Why is she abusing him at this stage and is it ok to have him in a separate cage?

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geroge
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Why is she abusing him at this stage and is it ok to have him in a separate cage?

Post by geroge » Wed Feb 14, 2018 8:47 am

We have a pair of canaries.The female made a nest and began laying four eggs, they got along fine, and she had been sitting on the eggs for about three weeks now. Two days ago I noticed that she would get out of the nest and start harassing the male We decided to separate the boy into a different cage because she was continually abusing him. Why is she insulting him at this stage and is it ok to have him in a separate cage? They are right next to each other.

Kathy
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Re: Why is she abusing him at this stage and is it ok to have him in a separate cage?

Post by Kathy » Wed Feb 14, 2018 8:52 am

The female canary is very dominant. Once the female canary lay eggs, the male is not allowed into the nest. Females have been known to attack and kill a male canary for getting into the nest. It is good to keep them separate until breeding and laying is finished.

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