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Canary/Society Finch Compatibility?

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I have a young male canary (non-singing as yet). I'm wondering if he would be able to live with a society finch for company? I know solo canaries are kept all the time, just wondering if he would like company.
 

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Yes. It could live with 1,2, or 3 societies. I have canaries with finches and also with societies. No problems.
 

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Thanks so much for your reply Finchley. Schroeder's (the canary) cage is 30x18x18, so I'm assuming only one Society? I'm probably anthropomorphizing (sp?), but I can't help but think he would like it better with a little avian companionship. :)

Also, I mentioned Society finches as I know they're pretty non-aggressive. Are there any others that would be suitable? I'm assuming not Zebras as they can be aggressive and territorial...
 

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I agree, they all love avian friends.

There are lots of finches that are gentle, I think a society is the best choice. You could also do a Gouldian, masked grass finch, star finch, or an orange cheeked wAxbill (I think I have that last one right).
 

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Ohhh, I want some orange cheeked waxbills one day; they are adorable and I seem to recall they have a lovely voice:swoon:
Zebra finches were my “gateway birds”, and while they are a sweet, busy and happy presence to have around, they are in the same room as my canary, but separate cages as the beeping zebras are “a bit much” personality-wise to be housed with Clara canary.
 

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Should’ve added, yes, the zebras can be territorial...because of this, the parents are in one cage and their offspring (eight of them from two clutches before I became adept at preventing nesting) are housed together in a stacked/double decker flight cage.
The younger zebras all get along famously, thank goodness there was no difficulty introducing the second clutch to the first!
 
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Ohhh, I want some orange cheeked waxbills one day; they are adorable and I seem to recall they have a lovely voice:swoon:
Zebra finches were my “gateway birds”, and while they are a sweet, busy and happy presence to have around, they are in the same room as my canary, but separate cages as the beeping zebras are “a bit much” personality-wise to be housed with Clara canary.
Hi Menagerie Mama,
I don't think I've ever seen an orange cheeked waxbill up close and personal, just pics. Very cute!

I've kept zebras in the past (many years ago), so I do know their "beeping" can get to be a bit much. They would probably give poor Schroeder a nervous twitch. ;P

I've had many types of birds in the past, from finches to parrots, but Schroeder is my first canary, so I want to be sure I do right by him.
 

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Hi Menagerie Mama,
I don't think I've ever seen an orange cheeked waxbill up close and personal, just pics. Very cute!

I've kept zebras in the past (many years ago), so I do know their "beeping" can get to be a bit much. They would probably give poor Schroeder a nervous twitch. ;P

I've had many types of birds in the past, from finches to parrots, but Schroeder is my first canary, so I want to be sure I do right by him.
We need to see photos when Schroeder gets a feathered friend :pinklol3:
 

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Hi All,

Just wanted to post an update. It took him a week (since I brought him home), but Schroeder's finally singing! Yay! He seems to like 60's classic rock -- my kinda bird!! :lol:I had been playing YouTube canary training videos, and when he started singing, it took me a minute to realize it wasn't just the birds on the computer that were singing!

I haven't gotten a Society friend for him yet, for a few reasons. First of all, I don't see any available in my area atm (Phoenix area, preferably East Valley). Also, since he's just started singing, I don't feel like I should "rock the boat" so to speak. And I've ordered a stand for his cage, which will be here in a few days and will then have to move his cage across the room. Maybe I'm being paranoid, but I just don't want to have him so frazzled he gets upset and stops singing. Sooo, I keep dithering.

Anywho, that's what's what at this point...
 

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Trying again...

Great! Now....

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Hahaha! I'm not very good at getting pics as Schroeder doesn't like having the camera (phone) pointed at him. Here's a pic of his cage and another of him with his beloved broccoli. I'll apologize in advance for the quality of the pics... I don't know how everyone gets such great pics! :confused:

Cage 3-3-21.jpg Schroeder 3-3-21.jpg
 

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Schroeder is adorable!:heart2:...and your pictures are fantastic; especially the close up with broccoli
(of course, I would think so, he is the same coloring as my Clara!)
 

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Schroeder is adorable!:heart2:...and your pictures are fantastic; especially the close up with broccoli
(of course, I would think so, he is the same coloring as my Clara!)
Thanks for the confidence boost! LOL! I bet your Clara is a cutie. Do you have pics?
 

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Schroeder is adorable!:heart2:...and your pictures are fantastic; especially the close up with broccoli
(of course, I would think so, he is the same coloring as my Clara!)
I agree!
 

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Can't remember what breed of canary this is? But I remember they do sing beautifully!
 
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