Multiple Reasons for Keeping a
Pet Canary Bird
in Your Home.

The simple joys of keeping a pet canary bird are unknown by many but cherished by a multitude.

Quite simply...

Owning a pet canary can bring joy, companionship, and satisfaction.


The canary’s crisp clear singing can bring immeasurable joy to the canary owner’s life. Wake up each morning with the rolled warbling and long ever-changing songs of your entertaining pet bird.

The canary bird sings in a harmonious order of extended tours which include fluid like rolls, deep flutes, and soul stirring hollow bells.

Turn your noisy stereo and TV OFF and enjoy nature’s music in the form of your cheerful pet canary. Using recordings of singing canaries will energize your bird and teach him a few new tunes.


People have kept pets for eons. From the beginning of recorded history, animals have taken a special place in the lives of mankind. Even Adam was instructed to care for the animals around him.

The companionship that a singing canary provides is no exception. His pleasant company on a quiet day is all some people need to lift themselves out of the doldrums.

A lonely elderly person can benefit immensely from the friendship of a beautiful singing pet canary. My Grandmother had a canary when I was a child and that bird could always bring a smile to her face.


A cheerful canary is a joyous and good friend to the whole family...and did you know that you can hand tame your canary?

It takes patience and plenty of his favorite treats but with a little time you can have your canary "eating out of your hand"...figuratively and literally.


The satisfaction of caring for a pet canary brings a sense of purpose to the life of its owner and can be a great aid in teaching children to learn responsibility.


Having a bright yellow, orange, or red pet bird housed in an attractive designer cage brings beauty and intrigue to your home. As Mathew M. Vriends states in The Canary Handbook, you should have a pet canary bird

“because an attractive living bird can be regarded as a friend and companion or because an ornamental cage can be an artistic addition to our contemporary interior design!”


Is there a down-side to owning a canary bird? Well, there are a couple of negatives...

The cage should be cleaned regularly...No big deal.

Canaries can be a bit messy. Seeds and seed hulls can sometimes fall out of the cage which will require a little cleanup on your part.

During the molt your canary will lose up to 2,000 feathers which need to be picked up. It sounds like a lot but the molt only lasts a month or two then he's back to normal.

Canaries occasionally get sick and die for apparently no reason. Almost all this can be prevented though by making sure you know how to care for a canary and providing excellent canary care. It's really easy. Just a few tips will get you started.

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What Other Visitors Have Said

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Pet Canary Birds Come Home! 
My husband has 4 pet canary birds....3 females and one male. They are kept in large cage in the garage. I always talk (tweet) to them and I have always …

My Pet Canary Bid Was Fearful...Now Friendly 
When I got this bird he was afraid of my hands. Now, he comes to the side of the cage to peck my finger. He loves to do that more than eat. He lets me …

I Only Have 3 Pet Canaries! 
My daughter thinks I'm nuts for having so many pet canaries! Maybe...I just tell her, "Its MY money". All 3 are boys and sing well. They peep at me …

My Pet Canary Bird Proved To Be A Good Traveler 
I have been traveling a lot and decided to take my canary with me. I bought a small cage I call his RV and took him with me last week. All my friends …

I Have 2 Happy Little Pet Canary Birds And I Love Them 
Hi Darren, Regarding your recent issue of CanaryTips , I do not have "A" messy canary - I have "TWO" messy canaries. They are 2 boys. They …

My Pet Canary Bird, Timmy, Is A Roller And Is So Inspiring! 
I always keep, Timmy, my canary in his cage, so he needs my company. He comes running along his perch to me chirping and pecks my nose (be careful, …

My Pet Canary Bird Sings Louder and Louder Each Day! 
My little man is singing louder and louder each day! My pet canary bird never seems to get tired. If I have company or if the TV is on I just can't …

Luring My Canary Out 
I have three canaries but one is my friend more than others. One day I offered my canary to come out from the cage but he did not come. Then I placed …

My Canary Is My Constant Friend Since My Wife Died 
My canary is my constant friend since my wife died. And as well as sharing food from my breakfast tray, he sits on the arm of my chair whilst I read the …

My Great Pet Canary Bird! 
I got a pet canary bird for a present from my mum, I think nearly last year! Wow time flies by quick doesn't it? I moved houses out of London and while …

Canary Bonding Not rated yet
I had a canary for 8 years while growing up. "Lady" was an aggressive hen who sang. I would take her out to the backyard (holding her securely so …

Pepper Not rated yet
My canary, Pepper, is so personable. Truly a joy in the home. His morning, afternoon and evening singing is so beautiful. He is allowed to fly freely …

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