DEFRA: ‘21-day declaration form is no longer required

DEFRA: ‘21-day declaration form is no longer required

UK birdkeepers no longer need to sign a “21-day” declaration with regards to Newcastle Disease after the government relaxed the risk level from medium to low.

£150 for Maidstone best British

£150 for Maidstone best British

A new British bird club has formed in response to next month’s South-Eastern Classic Bird Show and Sale, presented by Cage & Aviary Birds.

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.

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  • Editor’s letter

    Editor’s letter

    21st March 2019

    WHY DO THEY do it? I’m not talking about parrots screaming (see our cover story on page 14 of the March 20 issue), but about birdkeeping organisations mucking their members about. In the February 13 issue, Italian canary man Antonio…

  • Editor’s letter

    Editor’s letter

    13th March 2019

    WAS IT REALLY Dorothy L. Sayers who coined the famous advertising slogan “Guinness is good for you”? David Alderton (see page 12, March 13, writing mainly about toucans) is such a fount of information. I once read her crime novel…

  • Editor’s Letter

    Editor’s Letter

    6th March 2019

    REGULAR CONTRIBUTOR JARROD cotter must, I feel, enjoy compiling his monthly “Feather by Feather” article for Cage & Aviary Birds. It is quite a challenge to depict those intricate individual feathers on the page to show clearly how they constitute…

  • Turkish Airlines agrees to stop transporting birds from Congo

    Turkish Airlines agrees to stop transporting birds from Congo

    28th February 2019

    Above: wild African grey populations have decreased by up to 79 per cent in almost 50 years. These birds have been crammed into a crate in the Democratic Republic of Congo Photo: Lwiro Sanctuary   THE CHARITY WORLD Animal Protection…

  • Editors letter

    Editors letter

    27th February 2019

    FULL MARKS TO Andy Early for asking the key question: “Are you going to tell us how you did it?” The interviewee (see page 12) is Dutch canary breeder Piet Renders, and “it” refers to the original choice of pairing…