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These birds are very hardy and have strong breeding prowess, and are also distinctive for their short, stubby appearance. These canaries also produce a pleasant birdsong that's particularly enjoyable at dusk and dawn.
Gloster canaries are 'type' canaries; this simply means the birds are bred for their physical appearance rather than issues such as colour and behaviour.
Temperament of the Gloster Canary Breed
As with all members of the canary family, the Gloster is unlikely to appreciate handling or close physical contact, so it's best to enjoy these intriguing pets from a distance.
Naturally as cage birds, these canaries can get a little frustrated from time to time if left in isolation, so try to buy a couple of canaries to keep the birds happy.
Diet of the Gloster Canary
Gloster canaries should be fed general canary feed and seed mix. Vegetables and green lettuce should also be added to the diet regularly.
Housing Gloster Canaries
A gloster canary cage should be roomy and offer plenty of perches to allow canaries to jump around and exercise.