Canaries

Canaries are small songbirds in the finch family with a predominantly granivorous (seed) diet. However in the breeding season they supplement their diet with additional protein, vitamins & minerals from fresh, green plant material, mineral grit and even insects. Canaries have been domesticated to produce many different colour varieties such as yellow and red factors.
Our canary foods include nutritionally-balanced Crumbles for everyday nutrition, Colour-enhanced canary seed mixes and Egg & Biscuit for breeding birds. We also make a range of supplements and treats to enhance the colouration, health & well-being of cage and aviary birds.


  • Red Factor Canary Seed

    Red Factor Canary Seed is a seed mix specifically designed to enhance feather colour in red factor canaries. 

    Key Features

    • Maintains bright feather colour in Red Factor Canaries. 
    • Seed mix infused with the colour enhancer Canthaxanthin.
    • More effective than messy, in-water preparations.

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    Ingredients

    Canary Seed, Hulled Oats, Japanese Millet, Shirohie Millet, Canola Seed, Linseed, Canthaxanthin. Some seasonal variation in seed types and quantities may occur.

    Active Constituent

     Canthaxanthin 50mg/kg

    Pack Sizes

    1.5kg, 5kg & 20kg.

    Year Round Feeding

    Use Red Factor Canary Seed as at least 50% of the usual seed diet all year round.

    Prior to Moult

    Feed as 100% of the seed diet prior to and during heavy feather moult.

    Other items to feed

    If feeding seed as the main diet, birds may become deficient in essential vitamins, minerals, fatty acids and amino acids, particularly when breeding. We recommend supplementing with Passwell Crumbles or Passwell Egg & Biscuit, which contain a balance of these essential ingredients.

    Alternatively, vitamins & minerals may be supplied from supplements such as Multi-Vite for Birds, calcium and vitamin D3 from Liquid Gold and essential fatty acids from The Good Oil for Birds.

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