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Ollie

American Singer Canary

Overall satisfaction

3.5/5

Acquired: Breeder (non-professional, hobby breeder)

Gender: Male

Appearance

2/5

Friendly with owner

2/5

Friendly with family

2/5

Trainability

1/5

ActivityLevel

2/5

Song-vocal quality

4/5

Mimics sounds-words

0/5

Health

3/5

Easy to feed

5/5

Easy to clean and maintain habitat

5/5

Singing Ollie

By

Australia

Posted Jul 24, 2015

I've owned three canaries. Each was given to me when I was quite young by my uncle, who was a breeder. To me, they were great to have. Their singing was a joy to listen to and they remained fascinating throughout my experience owning them - I didn't get bored of them, which I think is a fear many parents have when buying pets. I found it easy, though a task, to clean their cage and keep the birds in good health. They were all suckers for broccoli and birdseed honey snacks, which kids tend to get a kick out of feeding them. A negative for me was that they are quite timid birds, and though their songs are pretty mine didn't enjoy interacting with humans too much. However, that could very well be a positive for you! Overall, I'd recommend this bird for younger (but not too much younger) pet lovers, and those who enjoy a good bird song in their life. My mum only ever put up with the bird seed because she loved the singing. I agree, the singing is definitely worth cleaning bird poop off feeders for.

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