Lizard Canary birds(Male and female) for sale
The Lizard canary _(Serinus canaria domesticus)_, is named and especially bred for its beautiful markings – the black crescent shaped spots running down its back and breast and resemble the scales of a lizard. This visual effect is known as “spangling”. The Lizard Canary birds finch gradually loses this lizard-like pattern with each annual molt. Foundation colors can range from gold, yellow, white, natural buff and orange or red tones for these lizard canary birds for sale.
The Lizard Canary originated in France in the 1700’s.
SIZE: 5.5 inches in height
They are good-natured social creatures that do well when kept in cages or in aviaries. They are timid birds though and should not be housed with parakeets, lovebirds, or other hook-bills that tend to be more aggressive birds by nature. Male canaries should be kept in a cage by themselves to ensure quality singing. Males can be territorial and pairing up with two male canaries in a cage can cause fights. In a spacious aviary canaries can generally be housed with other canaries, finches, and other hard-bills.
Lizard canaries tend to be good breeders. The female will lay 3 to 6 eggs, one per day. It is best to allow a hen to have only two clutches a year. Breeders will normally breed a full-cap / (clear cap or no cap) Lizard Canary to a broken-cap.
We suggest our very nutritious Canary Seed, Australian Blend Goldenfeast, cuttlebone supplement for calcium, and dried egg meal.During molting season your canary may enjoy carrots and broccoli to enhance coloring.
Care and feeding:
Canaries like wide open spaces so provide a roomy cage. Provide a cage with vertical bars and small perches of different size for foot exercise. Have at least 1 perch set high in the cage for the canary to roost (sleep). The cage should be placed high, so the canary can look down on us so to speak.
Canaries eat mainly canary seed and rape seed. Vitamin coated canary seed mixes are readily available at a pet store. Greens are also enjoyed and can be offered daily along with a little calcium in the form of a cuttlebone.
They do like to bath, so should be offered a bird bath. Cage cleaning and toe nail trimming is about all the maintenance canaries need.