Acquired: Pet store
Posted Dec 15, 2014
The first thing I noticed about my canaries (which I kept along with a parakeet) is that they are extremely shy and timid. My canaries were terrified of the parakeet, which was a lot more aggressive/territorial. The one thing I did love about my canaries was that they were very social. They also liked to be very clean, so clean water should be available for them to bathe in and their cage/perch kept very clean. One HUGE mistake I did make is putting my birds' cage near the window. They do love to sun bathe, but I found out--after observing the birds trying to hide from the sun behind their bath--that they also love to rest and nap in the shade. Birds can get heatstroke, too!
Overall, a great bird for owners that have a bit more time for care--and also love to hear them sing. Canaries are not a solitary pet.