Canaries have been domesticated since the fifteenth century, when the Spanish first imported them from their Canary Isles home, attracted by their melodic song. Since then their popularily as a caged bird has spread throughout the world, This book instroduces several of the different types of canary that are popular today, and offers invaluable advice on the responsibilities of ownership and how best to care for these beautiful birds.
Brian Keenan began keeping canaries at the age of eight. His first birds were a trio of Yorkshire canaries, and he has been breeding these for over fifty years. Brian is a champion breeder and exhibitor, and is in constant demand as a popular judge at exhibitions throughout the world. He has a regular column in Cage & Aviary Birds magazine, and is the President of the Yorkshire Canary Club, the leading club worldwide for this type of canary.