East Anglian Club breaks tradition with UK's first all-Lizard show

East Anglian Club breaks tradition with UK's first all-Lizard show

East Anglia is set for the UK’s first ever “three-in-one” Lizard canary show for colour-fed, natural and blues.

DEFRA drops licensing bombshell

DEFRA drops licensing bombshell

Birdkeepers may face a nightmare combination of new red tape and costs, if DEFRA plans for a blanket Animal Activities Licence (AAL) become law. Read the story for details on how to download a letter to send to your MP.

Calling all readers: help try to re-draft DEFRA’s shock plans

Calling all readers: help try to re-draft DEFRA’s shock plans

Cage & Aviary Birds is urging all readers to write to their local MPs in a united stand against DEFRA plans for a blanket Animal Activities Licence (AAL).

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  • My rarest memories

    My rarest memories

    9th August 2018

    Photo: © Shutterstock.com/Christopher Becerra. Green honeycreeper: the only member of the genus Chlorophanes. This species was a regular addition to Geoff’s collection   Geoff Gradwell has worked with some of the most beautiful species in the Neotropics during his career…

  • Editor’s Letter August 8 issue

    Editor’s Letter August 8 issue

    8th August 2018

    MANAKINS, MANNIKINS OR mannequins? In certain articles submitted to C&AB the spelling has been no guide as to which, er, family is under discussion. We’ll leave the third lot out of it because we all know their place is not…

  • Spellbound by the snowy

    Spellbound by the snowy

    7th August 2018

    Photo: © Shutterstock.com/Jim Cumming. Graham was delighted to be welcomed to Canada by a wild snowy owl   When Graham Wellstead was met coming off an aeroplane in Canada by a snowy owl, it got him thinking about one of…

  • Latest Issue August 8

    6th August 2018

    In the August 8, issue of Cage & Aviary Birds, Geoff Gradwell has worked with some of the most beautiful species in the Neotropics during his career as an aviculturist, and here he profiles some of the lesser-known gems from the treasury…

  • Happy times with my tanagers

    Happy times with my tanagers

    4th August 2018

    Photo: © Shutterstock.com/Renata PedrozoBrassy-breasted tanager (Tangara desmaresti): a species Geoff has kept and had success with at bird shows   When Geoff Gradwell took a liking to the charismatic members of the tanager family, it was the start of a…