Canary eggs typically hatch after 13 to 14 days of incubation. Canaries lay their eggs in clutches, sometimes with a day-long period between eggs. Incubation starts once the last egg is laid, so that all of the birds in a clutch can hatch together.
Unlike other birds, which often share such duties between both parents, only the female canary incubates the eggs. She sits in a grassy nest day and night, keeping the eggs warm with her body heat. The male canary does not abandon his partner after mating though. He feeds her during this time period and keeps close by the nest when not foraging for food. Young hatchlings depend entirely upon their parents for the first few weeks of life. Both parents participate in feeding the young.Learn More
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