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Dr. Laurie: Canaries and finches are great little birds. They're really to be watched and listened to, not necessarily a bird you're going to hold. But they come in all different colors. Male canaries sing beautifully and finches come in so many different color varieties and patterns that they're sort of addictive. When you have one you want to get more and lots of people end up having many, many finches.
They're wonderful to take care of. They need a safe cage with narrow bar spacing, so they don't get caught. Many of them like to bathe. They sing beautifully. We know male canaries sing beautifully. And they need a variety of good things in their diet. They need bird pellets, which are made specific for canaries and finches, they're little teeny pellets. They need some seeds, particularly higher fat seeds during the breeding season. And they need a little bit of greens and fresh water every day. And they also sing, right Sarah?
Sarah: It's true. A lot of people ask how they can get their male canaries to sing. A lot of people will buy one canary and expect him to sing to them all day long. A good method for getting your male to sing, is often to actually have another male in the house, you don't necessarily want to house them together because they may fight. But if you have them in the same room, often they'll sing back and forth to each other in competition for what they may believe is a female somewhere in the home.
Dr. Laurie: That's right, it works really, really well. So if you really want to have a cute little pet that necessarily you wouldn't handle, but you would look at all day long, put in the window, enjoy listening to, you should certainly look for a canary or finch.
The finch is a popular pet bird with a fascinating personality and colorful community life. They originate from various countries around the world. There is a large diversity of species and varieties available in an abundant assortment of colors and patterns. Although ordinarily quiet, they do have a cheerful, harmonious song. This is especially true of the male around the time of courtship and breeding. These petite birds are robust, easy to care for and demand little attention. They are often housed collectively in large attractive aviaries. Some finches have a strong territorial nature and a social pecking order that may lead to aggression between individuals. Finches are flighty, timid animals and prefer the company of other finches. Because of this, an interactive bond is not likely to develop between you and your pet; however, young birds may be finger trained.
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Care must be taken when using perches that attach to the cage. I had one pet society finch get her leg/toe stuck in betweenthe cage and the perch. When I found the finch she was hanging upside down in the cage by her toe. She injured herself severely bythrashing around trying to free herself. I thought that she wouldn't survive, but finches are tougher than they appear and thankfullyshe made a full recovery.If you haven't owned any finches yet, I would recommend starting with the or . They also get along fine in an aviary setting. They are truly easy to take care of, hardy and charming. They are also VERY inexpensive. I remember I bought several mutations for less than $10 each from local breeders for a zebra finch. Societies were a little more expensive. You might pay more in pet shops. But they are still very affordable.