How do I determine the sex of my bird and do they all sing?

It is extremely difficult to differentiate the sex of a canary unless done by a breeder or veterinarian. When young and in the nest, it is easy to tell the sex of the bird. As you tap the nest with the young birds inside, the female birds do not move, while the male birds will put their heads down with their behinds up in the air. 

All canaries are capable of singing although the male bird is more melodious than the female. If a pair of canaries is together, the male will sing less frequently, just to attract his mate. They sing less during molting season.


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