Thinking of getting a canary

Discussion in 'Caged Birds - Finches, Canaries, Cockatiels, Parro' started by 1keegan, Oct 17, 2012.

  1. 1keegan

    1keegan Out Of The Brooder

    Jan 11, 2012
    Hi, I'd like to get a singing canary, as I had one as a child, but really don't know much about them.
    Only males sing, correct?
    At what age can the average person tell if the birds are males or females- and what do you look for, other than if it sings?
    If you want singing, are you best to get a single male, or a pair?
  2. Fly 2006

    Fly 2006 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 28, 2012
    Hampshire England
    Don't know much about canaries but I am sure it is only the males that sing and he should be fine on his own, I think it is difficult to sex Canaries, at about 6 mths the males should be singing so you would know then [​IMG]
  3. Bitterroot

    Bitterroot Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 22, 2012
    Canaries are *amazing* little birds. We've had a few, and I hope to have some more someday.

    Yes, only the males sing. I've never bred them, so am unsure of when they start to sing, as I've only purchased adult birds already "sexed" by the breeder. You do not need a pair for your male to sing.

    Good luck!

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