Green Canary

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Green Canary originates from the Domestic Canary, often simply known as the Canary (Serinus canaria forma domestica),  a domesticated form of the wild canary, and a small songbird in the finch family originating from the Macaronesian Islands (Azores, Madeira and Canary Islands). Canaries were first bred in captivity in the 17th century. They were brought over by Spanish sailors to Europe. This bird became expensive and fashionable to breeding in courts of Spanish and English kings. Monks started breeding them and only sold the males (which sing). This kept the birds in short supply and drove the price up. Eventually Italians obtained hens and were able to breed the birds themselves. This made them very popular and resulted in many breeds arising and the birds being bred all over Europe. The same occurred in England. First the birds were only owned by the rich but eventually the local citizens started to breed them and, again, they became very popular. Many breeds arose through selective breeding, and they are still very popular today for their voices. Typically, the domestic canary is kept as a popular cage and aviary bird. Given proper housing and care, a canary's lifespan ranges from 10 to 15 years

Temperament: Canaries are very social with good personalities. They will not harm children, visitors, or other pets. They are, however, timid birds and should not be housed with parakeets, lovebirds, or other hookbills that tend to be more aggressive birds by nature

Diet: Canary Seed Mix, Dried Egg Food, Mineral Grit, Cuttlefish Bone, Fruits and Veggies