Dealing With 20 Hours
of Daylight in Scotland
Your Canary Should Start
Moulting In Mid-Summer
Thank you for all the information that you provide.
I bought a Red Factor canary in mid June. At the start of July he stopped singing and started to moult.
He flies around the room and is very alert,stealing from my breakfast tray.
In this part of Scotland we have almost twenty hours of daylight,but following your advice I limit him to twelve hours.
Is it unusual for him to moult in early July? He spends a lot of time fluffed up. How long will this moult last?
It's typical for your canary bird to start the molt around July, at the height of summer, so it sounds like your canary is right on track. The moult typically lasts until around Sept or Oct. See The Moulting Canary Page.