Frilled Canary


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Scientific Name: Serinus canaria domesticus

The Frilled Canary is one of the biggest of all canary birds, just as being all-around well-built and hearty looking. They arrive at a general length of about from 7 3/4 to 8 1/4 inches (19.7 to 21 cm) and can have a wingspan up to around 11 1/2 inches (29 cm).

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    The essential component of all frilled canaries is three distinct patterns of twisted quills. These comprise the mantle, the jabot, and the fins. The mantle feather is on the back; they part down the middle and twist evenly over the shoulders shaping what resembles a cape. The jabot is wavy undulating feathers coming from each side of the breast, curling inward to frame a ruffle that meets in the middle.

    The fins come from the thighs, long, well-frilled feathers that ascent upward around the wings. The fundamental focal point of the frills is on balance instead of volume.


    They like eating seeds, star fruit, apple, pear, berries, melon, citrus, stone fruit, kiwi fruit, mango, banana. Eggs, biscuits, cabbage leaves, cauliflower leaves, spinach, collard greens, dandelion leaves, kelp, mustard leaves, water crest, seeding grasses, silver beet, seeding grasses, chickweed and cucumber, broccoli, carrots, and carrot tops, beans, peas, parsnip, squash, sweet potato, etc.


    They are very good-natured social creatures that remain friendly while kept in cages or in aviaries. However, they are timid birds though and should not be housed with parakeets, lovebirds, or other hookbills that tend to be more aggressive birds by nature. Therefore, the male canaries should be kept in a cage by themselves to ensure quality singing. The males can be territorial, and pairing up with two male canaries in a cage can cause fights. Thus, in a spacious aviary, canaries can usually be housed with other canaries, finches, and other hardbills.


    They breed easily and readily if provided with quality food, lighting, secure surroundings, and conditioning. Moreover, they lay their eggs in a nest. The female will lay 3 to 6 eggs, one per day.


    9-10 years


    16.5 to 17 cm

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