February 6, 2017

Cleaning the Canary Cage

As you all know, I keep a number of birds as pets, including a couple dozen or so red factor canaries, which live with me inside my Winter House. They have a large wooden cage I designed after one that came from France, built around 1900 - probably to house doves or quails.

I love having canaries - their pleasant singing makes me so happy. Canaries are very hardy, but to keep them healthy their cage must always be as clean as possible. Every day, the cage bedding is changed, and all their dishes and water containers are washed. On a regular basis, the entire cage is also thoroughly cleaned and checked for maintenance. Carlos and Fernando took on this chore last week. Here are some photos.