Acquired: Breeder (non-professional, hobby breeder)
Posted Jan 18, 2014
Borders are one of the biggest of the canaries, although Dandelion probably isn't high on the size list. He is a yellow and green canary and one of the tamest birds I have. He came to be at around a year old and immediately came to my hand. When I go into the aviary on a morning, he is hanging on the screen door waiting for me, comes and sits on my shoulder when he isn't eating and even cuddles in. He has a beautiful canary song and eats anything, as do all the canaries. The only slight downside is due to the fluffiness of his feathers which can lead to the need to clean around the vent area occasionally to avoid problems. This can happen with other fluffy feather canaries like Glosters. But a little cleaning is well worth it for the pleasure of his personality and friendliness.