The canary is known for its singing, yet many captive canaries do not sing and the owners are left disappointed. A healthy, happy bird is much more likely to sing. If you have a canary, there are a few steps you can take to encourage your canary to sing.
Buy a male canary that is between six months and three years old for best results. Males will sing the most.2
Feed your canary a proper diet of high quality, fresh canary seed. Malnourished birds won't sing much.3
Give your bird plenty of dark leafy greens, cooked rice and noodles, cooked eggs, fresh fruit and fresh vegetables.4
Maintain a constant supply of clean, non-chlorinated water in the canary cage.5
Provide your canary with an appropriately-sized cage that is at least 15-by-15 inches wide and 15-inches tall. If you bird feels closed in, he won't sing at all.6
Clean the cage regularly to control disease and bacteria growth.7
Take your bird to the vet if it has been singing an suddenly stops. This may be a sign of illness.