Fife Fancy Canary


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Fife Fancy Canary

Fife fancy canary is very lively,sweet and a great choice for the beginner. This delightful little bird is quite hardy and very easy to keep.They are not prone to disease, come in all the canary colors, and the male has a wonderful pleasant song. They are also ready breeders and most often good at rearing their young.

The Fife Fancy Canary is a “type canary”, bred for physical characteristics rather than color or song. With the emphasis on developing the Border into a larger bird, dedicated Scots devoted their efforts to bringing back the original standard of the Border. Thus the Fife Fancy Canary came into being, capturing the hearts of people around the world.

Many canary lovers consider the Fife Fancy Canary to be a miniature of the Border Canary. Except for the size, which must not exceed 4 1/4 inches, or roughly 11 cm, the two breeds are very similar. A Fife Fancy Canary’s major essentials are controlled roundness, type, quality, and natural color in a small shape.
These birds come in a range of colors, including white, yellow, buff, blue, cinnamon, and green, as well as various variations of these colors.


Care and feeding of Fife fancy canary

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.


Social Behaviors

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 hardbills.


Are Fife canaries good pets

A Fife canary makes an excellent pet and is well-liked by its owners. They are little birds that may be kept in cages and are amiable. They do, however, require a lot of area to fly around, so get a large cage or aviary. Another reason people keep this bird as a pet is because of its amazing singing ability. They’re easy to handle and don’t get sick very often.

You may also take them to bird exhibitions because they are really attractive and may help you and them win. Because they can be trained inside cabinets, breeders that take them to shows prefer to keep them in cabinets rather than in the wild. You can also let them out of the cage to perch after training. You can also take a photograph of them perched on your shoulder and share it to your friends and family.


Fife fancy canary Breeding/Reproduction

The Fife Fancy Canary is a ready breeder making it a good choice for a beginner. Most canaries breed easily and readily if provided with quality food, lighting, secure surroundings, and conditioning. Breeding season for most canaries is usually from December to April. They are best bred in breeding cages.They lay their eggs in a nest. The female will lay 3 to 6 eggs, one per day. It is best to allow a hen to have only two clutches. The Fife Fancy Canary is generally good at rearing its young.



These birds are very friendly and social creatures. They have been bred for their friendliness for generations, so they tend to be easy birds to keep. However, they can be timid and require early socialization. It’s vital to purchase a bird from a quality breeder, or you may end up with a canary that cannot be handled with ease.
Furthermore, they shouldn’t be housed with most other birds. Their timid nature and small size make them easy targets for bullying. 


Additional information


Male, Female, Pair


3-7 Months, 8 months – 1 year, 1 year – 2 years


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