Post: Any Ideas regarding Canary cage mates
Posted by Verdell on 1/02/07
I got a beautiful six year old male Canary at a bird show
about a year ago. I have a Macaw and Quaker, but I thought
the canary was so pretty and wouldn't need as much care.
he's some type of Opaline something or other. I don't
remember. Anyway, the breeder was getting rid of her old
birds and he looked so unhappy. So aof aocurse I got him.
Within a few days he was singing the most beautiful
song,i've never heard a Canary sing so much and beautiful.
He even got the Quaker to try and sound like him. Anyway
then I got to thinking he looked lonely and that is why he
was singing so much. So, I got a another canary from a pet
store. They weren't sure if it was a male or female since
it never sang, they thought it was a female. Since I
really hadn't wanted to breed them anywasy, I went ahead
and got her. They ignore each other now. When I first got
her, she went to the food dish, he was by it, he opened
his beak and flapped his wings at her. So, I gave them
another food dish and they seem to be fine now. They just
act like the other one doesn't exsist. It's been about a
month now. Should I leave them together, or separte them,
now neither one is singing. The possible female does make
chirping noises and sounds like she is purring soemtimes
though. I know more about Parrots than Canaries obviously,
but I only have one of each parrot and know that once they
bond to someone, they can get jealous... Also if anyone
knows what kind of Opaline it is I would appreciate
knowing. I should have wrote it down when I got him. He
mainly white, with a little yellow around the face/wings
and silver stripes on wings, body and tail. Also he has
feathers puffing out from his sides that are really small
and fine looking. he's really pretty. I would like to
leave them together if it sounds like they are o-kay
Posts on this thread, including this one
Any Ideas regarding Canary cage mates, 1/02/07, by Verdell.
Re: Any Ideas regarding Canary cage mates, 1/02/07, by Dave.
Re: Any Ideas regarding Canary cage mates, 1/02/07, by Benny.
Re: Any Ideas regarding Canary cage mates, 1/03/07, by Verdell.