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Picture of Color Bred Canaries, a Red Factor Canary and a Yellow CanaryColor Bred Canaries: Red Factor and Yellow CanaryPhoto © Animal-World: Courtesy David Brough

For hundreds of years, canaries have been a favorite pet!... renowned for their beautiful song, coloration, and feathering since 1478 when the Spaniards conquered the Canary Islands!

  These little birds are ideal for small living quarters and do very well in captivity. Though primarily a cage bird, they make excellent pets for beginners and do not harm children. They are very hardy, docile, and have low care requirements. They are also fairly easy to breed.

  Some people prefer a male canary as all males kept as a single bird can sing, even if they were bred for other characteristics. Some females will also sing, though their song is not as strong as the male. The Roller canary is considered the best singer.  Many people like to show canaries. They come in a wide variety of colors from yellows to whites, blue and white mixes, and deep oranges to light reds. The redder the canary the more valuable it is, with the Red-Factor being the most valuable.

For information about Canaries and their care see:
Guide to a Happy, Healthy Canary


Color Canaries
Click for more info on Color Bred Canary
Serinus canaria
Click for more info on Red Factor Canary
Serinus canaria

Song Canaries
Click for more info on American Singer Canary
Serinus canaria
Click for more info on Roller Canary
Serinus canaria
Click for more info on Waterslager Canary
Serinus canaria

Type Canaries
Click for more info on Belgian Fancy Canary
Serinus canaria
Click for more info on Border Fancy Canary
Serinus canaria
Click for more info on Crested Canary
Serinus canaria
Click for more info on Fife Fancy Canary
Serinus canaria
Click for more info on Gloster Fancy Canary
Serinus canaria
Click for more info on Lizard Canary
Serinus canaria
Click for more info on Norwich Canary
Serinus canaria
Click for more info on Stafford Canary
Serinus canaria
Click for more info on Yorkshire Canary
Serinus canaria

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