If your canary is cancelling late at night, there may be several reasons for this.
Maybe your canary isn’t getting enough sleep.
Maybe there’s too much noise.
Maybe your canary is not being fed enough.
Are you giving him/her water? Too much water? Not enough water?
Is he/she getting too much exercise? Not enough exercise? Just the right amount of exercise?
Is it the right temperature in his/her room? Is it too hot or too cold in their room?
Is there a draft in his/her room that they’re sensitive to?
Does she have allergies to dust or pollen that are flaring up and causing her to cancel plans last-minute again and again, because she just wants some relief from this misery, please help her!
There’s a chance that your canary has a thyroid problem.
Because canaries are so susceptible to thyroid disease, it’s important to rule this out as a possibility and get your bird treated. If you think your canary might have a thyroid condition, schedule an appointment with your veterinarian right away.
Thyroid disease can be diagnosed through blood work, and treated with medication or surgery depending on the severity of the case. It’s also worth noting that nutritional deficiencies are often linked to thyroid problems in pet birds, so make sure you know how to feed your canary properly.
It’s also possible that your bird is simply too hot.
Since canaries aren’t the most naturally expressive birds, they’re sometimes difficult to understand. But if you think about what your bird needs from a human perspective, it’s easier to get into their world. For example, if you woke up in the middle of the night and your bed was suddenly 10 degrees warmer than usual, that would probably disrupt your sleep too! The good news is that there are many ways to help your canary find the perfect temperature for sleeping.
If you recently noticed a change in the temperature of your house and it seems possible that this might be why your canary isn’t sleeping well, there are a few things you can try. First, make sure the room where your bird sleeps is between 65-75 degrees Fahrenheit and slightly cooler at night (around 60-70 degrees). If it’s not already at this temperature but you’ve noticed it’s warm in other rooms of the house, try keeping doors closed or turning down thermostats. You may also want to cover windows with heavier curtains or shades to block out any cold air coming in through windows. Is your bird near a draft? Try moving them away from drafts by blocking off any open spaces such as air vents or doors with blankets or towels so they can get enough rest without being disturbed throughout their sleep cycle.
One of the most common causes of cancellation is stress.
Husbandry plays a role in the amount of sleep your canary gets each day, as well. Like humans, birds require sleep to maintain good health, and too little can have devastating consequences. Change the water you are using on your bird’s food and water dishes. Hygiene is very important with canaries because they are susceptible to bacterial infections that occur if their food and water isn’t kept clean.
So, how do you know when your canary is stressed? As we already mentioned, one way to tell is through their nighttime singing habits—however, there are other signs to look for and warning signs owners should heed.
- Unusual sleeping patterns (sleeping less or more than usual)
- Excessive preening or molting
- Weight gain from excessive eating (canaries will eat out of stress)
- Lethargy or lack of enthusiasm for physical activity
- Decreased interest in singing (they might even stop singing entirely)
Another possibility is that you’ve placed your bird on the wrong perch.
Another possibility is that you’ve placed your bird on the wrong perch. Birds can be very particular about where they sleep, and if they’re not comfortable, they may refuse to settle in. They may not like the color, shape or size of their perch. They may prefer their perch to be placed in a different location or at a different angle than it currently is.
If you’re one of these people, try to think back and determine whether there have been any changes recently in your bird’s sleeping environment—new bedding? Different food? Petting from a new person? The more information you can provide to your veterinarian, the better his/her chances of diagnosing the correct problem and helping your feathered friend get back on track as quickly as possible!
A vitamin deficiency could also be to blame.
Of course, a vitamin deficiency could also be to blame. The most common symptoms of this problem are confusion, dizziness and vomiting. Symptoms can appear within a few hours or up to several weeks after the onset of the deficiency. Given that you’re reading about this on a canary-specific blog, you probably already know that these birds have specialized dietary needs and should therefore be very cautious when planning their meals; it’s very possible for them to develop vitamin deficiencies if they don’t eat properly. If your canary is exhibiting any of these symptoms and you suspect he has a vitamin deficiency, contact your veterinarian immediately!
The most serious reason a canary might cancel is because they’re sick.
Sometimes, a canary will cancel for the more serious reason of being really sick. This is something you should take seriously: the earlier you get a canary to the vet, the better. Common symptoms include lethargy, changes in eating habits (either gorging or stopping eating altogether), and noticeable changes in singing volume and quality. Canaries that are in pain or discomfort often don’t want to be touched; they may move away when you try to pet them or hang out near their food bowls instead of on your shoulder. You might also notice things like loss of feathers or an icky eye discharge.
If your canary is canceling on you with any of these symptoms, it’s essential that you get them to a vet as soon as possible. And if your canary is canceling on you solely because they’re sick? Well…that’s just not cool, man! Put yourself in their shoes: even though canaries are non-judgmental birds (in fact, they’re one of the most non-judgmental species), canceled plans are canceled plans—whether it’s because someone has to work late or because they have a cold. The sooner this behavior is nipped in its bud, the better for everyone involved!
No matter why your canary is cancelling, it’s important to get them to the vet as soon as possible.
If you notice your canary is cancelling before bed, it’s best to keep an eye on them overnight. Even if they seem largely unaffected by the previous night’s events, it’s a good idea to get your canary to the vet as soon as possible.
When it comes to symptoms of cancelling, there are many conditions that could be affecting your pet and causing them distress. There are also a number of conditions which share some symptoms with cancelling, so you will always want to have your canary examined by a veterinary professional before beginning any treatment.
Common causes for cancelling include:
- A canary who has eaten something he shouldn’t have (like an errant pizza slice) may cancel in order to bring up this foreign substance
- A canary who suffers from inflammatory bowel disease may cancel in order to expel partially digested food or blood from irritation in his intestinal tract.
- Other conditions like cancer or irritable bowel disease may cause him to cancel more frequently than usual as well. In these cases, what he is cancelling and how frequently he is cancelling will provide clues as to what might be going on beneath the surface.