Animal Stories - Gloster Fancy Canary

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   The Gloster Fancy Canary, a favorite among both expert and beginning enthusiasts, is one of the most popular canaries!
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Anonymous - 2012-06-28
I have 2 gloster canarys they have 4 babys the nesting pan is very dirty. Can I clean it

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  • Charlie Roche - 2012-06-28
    No I would not try and clean it.  I know sounds awful but they are very protective of their babies and nest box.  The babies might get hurt because the parents try and protect the box.  The 'new smell' might set them off. 
Haven McMaster - 2012-06-04
I have a crested male and a corona female gloster. I had them flown in about a month ago. I have had to separate because they are fighting. I noticed the male's crest is missing feathers on top and saw feathers on the bottom of the cage. He sings, and she only chirps. Why is she so mean to him???

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  • Charlie Roche - 2012-06-04
    My guess is that the male is interested in mating and the female isn't as of yet. So he approaches and she isn't ready. Now if she is 'preening' his crest feathers - she is starting to be ready. She is just over preeening. It actually can be the other way around where she wishes to mate and he isn't ready. Just give it some time. They will get it together.
Cristian - 2009-10-16
Sint un pasionat de canari si as vrea sa achizitionez un mascul si doua femele din rasa Gloster,numai de la un crescator !

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  • Chartric - 2012-01-09
    Thank you so much for this airtlce, it saved me time!
John Ashforth - 2010-04-11
I live and work in Dursley, Glos, UK.
I work in a nursing home and have established an aviary for the Residents. They love to sit in the garden and watch the birds. I would like to introduce Gloster Canaries to the aviary. Is there a local breeder that can offer me some birds. I can pay (but not a lot, we are a charity organization).We are part of The Order of St John Care Trust.

M Andrade - 2010-04-28
Hi, I have two canaries, one female for sure and the other is a corona head canary. Here is the issue, he doesn't sing, and I have not see "him" interested in her. This morning we discovered two eggs, and both are sitting in the nest. Is this normal parents behavior or they are two females? Please advise. The pet shop assured me it was male.

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  • chris - 2010-12-18
    You definitely have 2 hens, unless you have experience with birds, the only way to tell 100% is the cocks whistles, the hen just chirps.
  • Leila - 2011-08-10
    The same thing happened to me once. The petshop insisted that it was a cock but both of them were building a nest and they laid eggs and both sat on them! Of course it never hatched so I purchased a cock bird and the resulting chicks grew into beautiful birds! Yes, the cock only sings and the hen chirps.
  • rgtgge - 2011-10-01
    if its a male it sings if its a female it does not!
mal williams - 2010-01-19
My gloster hen was about 3 yrs old, we took it to the vets to have her nails cut and apple removed from her breathing holes on her beak. Sadly its heart stopped beating and it died. We noticed about a week before this it would fall off its perch and land at the bottom of its cage. The vet said it sounds if it had a underlined heart problem, does anybody know about this problem. We all miss it badly. Its name was flash. The reason I say it, we were told its a hen, but it sang beautifully all the time and was told hen's dont sing. R.I.P.FLASH.

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  • Joe Delceppo - 2011-01-12
    Sorry you lost your gloster in an unfortunate way. I have a hen canary, laid eggs and hatched plenty last season. Prior to the breeding season she also sings as much as a male. I know it is not so common but it happened.

    Joe Delceppo
  • MARIO VELLA - 2011-03-02
    Yes hens do sing sometimes but very low in their sound and very rear.
    I have one to that sings.
    Please write to me and be my friend.
  • mal williams - 2011-03-17
    Dear Joe & mario.
    Thank you both for your kind words even though its been over 12 months since we lost Flash she is still thought of and talked about, We have since got 3 more canaries but sadly one of them called Bart has also passed away. The two that we have are called Patch and Spot. Patch chirps a lot while Spot sings just like Flash did so we won't forget Flash. Mal
  • patti palmer - 2011-07-24
    I just lost my gloster canary about an hour ago..I am so heartbroken myself..this bird sang so beautifully and I just have to get another one..the silence is killing me..If you know of somewhere to purchase another one or I find a place let's keep in touch..the tears are falling as I write this.
    So sorry about your loss...I know your pain...I live in Pennsylvania and will let you know if I find a breeder....
  • mal williams - 2011-09-01
    hi PATTI.So sorry about your canary hope you have got another one as you get attached to the birds and they become one of the family we got another bird but that died in december last year so we got 2 canaries 1 hen 1 cock and they sing and talk to each other all the time. we got the birds because of the silence and they both have thier own ways and give us so much joy. we still talk about FLASH and BART alot and is still missed by us. we set up a fund trust with the rspb in flash and barts name and donate monies when we can
laura - 2010-05-03
How to know I have male or female bird - canary?

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  • Kathryn Lee - 2011-07-30
    I purchased 2 Glosters Canaries, 1 crested, the other is not. How can I tell which is the male?

    Thank You
  • Charlie Roche - 2011-07-30
    To the fella with the gloster canaries....A crested should be bred to an uncrested - corona to crested). Corona or crested does not have anything to do with male or female. Now the hard part - just because it does or does not have a crest, it has nothing to do with being a male or a female. With or without the crest, it can be a male or a female. It is diffult to determine the sex - without DNA sexing. That said, usually the top of males head is flater than the females head. The female usually has a roundeness to the top of the head while the male head is flatter. I am also told that usually female Canaries have 3 evenly lengthed toes, while middle toe of male Canaries is usually longer than the two outside toes. Males are a little more colorful and they are the ones who are doing the singing. Females chirp.
    Good luck. Most breeders would be pretty accurate at determining male/female.
bill - 2011-02-21
Where can I buy a glouster canary?
I am in delaware.