Posted Apr 29, 2014
We got Caruso when I was in high school for my mother. She named him after a famous opera singer.
What a joy he was! We had his cage hanging in the living room where the rays of sun would shine indirectly. As soon as the sunbeams hit, he would start his song; leaping from perch to swing back and forth for the duration of his song. He would sing and sing and when he wasn't singing, he'd chirp, as if to let us know he was still there.
He was a delicate bird. He lost some feathers on the top of his head, but was healthy.
He was a tiny little thing with a beautiful powerhouse song that I remember all these years later.
He was a little messy, but not as messy as other birds. Caruso was fairly easy to take care of and he was smarter than one might think of such a little fellow. My mother didn't know it, but I trained him to fly free and come back to his cage and sit on my finger.
A great pet, but needs to be in a busy environment. Canaries won't fair well if left alone. They may pluck their feathers out, as some birds tend to do if they're bored.