Acquired: Breeder (non-professional, hobby breeder)
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.