Hitch-hiker’s guide to the Lizard canary

I do not use Facebook, but the image at the head of this article reminded me that people from all over the world make good use of it.

The screenshot was sent to me by a friend, and impressed me for two reasons.  First, it demonstrated the enthusiasm of breeders who want to read specialist articles on the Lizard canary, even when English is not their native language.  Second, the willingness of others to help them. Well done to both Juan Carlos and Richard, but they could have saved themselves a lot of trouble by visiting the LCA website.

A complete set of the Hitch-hiker’s Guide to the Lizard canary can be viewed as PDFs there.  The format will be particularly helpful to Lizard canary breeders outside the UK because a) the text can be copied and pasted into a translation app, and b) the photographs are much sharper than in the printed edition.  My thanks to Cage & Aviary Birds for supporting the LCA, the guardian of the classic Lizard canary, and to Ian Adcock for creating the links.

You can find a link to the articles on the LCA website here.


  • For those who can read English, I recommend subscribing to the digital edition of Cage & Aviary Birds via this link.
  • The title of the series was inspired by the Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams, a science fiction radio series from the 1980s that gathered a cult following.  There are some allusions to the scripts in the text, but I regret they will only make sense to those who, like me, listened to the original series or bought the books (translated into more than 30 languages).

5 thoughts on “Hitch-hiker’s guide to the Lizard canary

  1. Another fantastic set of articles Huw, Cage Birds have done a stunning job of displaying them also, well done to You both in producing this for the guys, I do use Facebook and the comments made are really encouraging for the fancy


  2. Very good initiative.
    I made a paper version of the cage & Aviary birds magazine edition which is more readable than the one on the LCA site.

  3. An exellant sent of articles Huw I really enjoyed reading them and i learnt from them. yea we can all learn about Lizards even if we have kept them for many years.


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