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Most Common Disorders of Canaries

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  • Feather cysts
  • Baldness
  • Other feather abnormalities
  • Obesity, fatty tumors
  • Mites (air sac, trachea, tasselfoot, scaly face)
  • Canary poxvirus
  • Egg binding
  • Cataracts
  • Internal parasites
  • Bacterial diseases
  • Constricted feet and digits
  • Damaged nails and beak
  • Leg fractures
  • Fungal infections
  • Acute dyspnea (inhaled seed)

Many common disease conditions in canaries are the result of malnutrition. Visiting your avian veterinarian for routine health checks will help prevent many diseases and support you in having a long, satisfying relationship with your canary. For help in finding an avian veterinarian in your area, contact the Association of Avian Veterinarians.


Credit: Used with permission of the Zoological Education Network.
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