Clear video evidence leaves owl killer no choice but to plead guilty

Clear video evidence leaves owl killer no choice but to plead guilty

Video footage showing the chase for an owl killer has been released by the RSPB, following a successful court case.

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.

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  • The Aviary Prize Draw

    The Aviary Prize Draw

    14th September 2018

    WANT TO GET your hands on a copy of The Aviary featuring descriptions by writer, poet and Bird Watching magazine editor, Matt Merritt? Thanks to Carlton Books, we have three copies to give away! The Aviary contains more than 50…

  • Editor’s Letter

    Editor’s Letter

    14th September 2018

    SO THERE’S AN extra lot of pages in this Cage & Aviary Birds, and (as I write) I don’t mind admitting I’ll breathe easier when it’s gone off to the printers. We have hugely enjoyed putting this special issue together.…

  • Teflon: the dangers explained

    Teflon: the dangers explained

    13th September 2018

    Photo: Leicestershire Parrot Club. Companion birds must not be kept in the kitchen where they can be exposed to Teflon fumes, advises Lynda. Symptoms of PTFE toxicosis include wheezing and seizures   All birdkeepers should be aware of the threats…

  • Latest Issue September 12

    11th September 2018

    In the September 12, issue of Cage & Aviary Birds, in a beauty contest among bird families in the Old World Tropics, the dazzling pittas would do extremely well… if they actually showed themselves to the judges, that is! Despite their showy…

  • Superb skulkers

    Superb skulkers

    10th September 2018

    Photo: © Shutterstock.com/sbw18. Wild hooded pittas enjoy a diet of invertebrates, their larvae and small lizards. Captive birds can be offered locusts, crickets, mealworms and waxmoths   In a beauty contest among bird families in the Old World Tropics, the…