Budgie parakeets > Cage birds > Siskin


This is a small variety of finch; the head and neck are black, shoulders an olive green, throat yellow, wings brownish black. They are a beautiful, happy little bird, universally admired in the aviary, and are also excellent singers. They sing the year round, except when molting, and their song is quite pretty, being low and agreeable and they imitate the song of various other birds.

They are usualy fed crushed hemp, canary and maw seed, and require about the same treatment as the canary, but they are a very greedy bird and it does not do to feed them too much. They are frequently crossed with the canaries, and some very fine birds have been the result.