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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  • Latest issue November 14

    16th November 2018

    In the November 14, issue of Cage & Aviary Birds, just like her namesake, Mica the red-tailed hawk was always going to be special to Graham Wellstead. In the first of two articles, he discusses her early training.   In news, the City…

  • Memories of Mica

    Memories of Mica

    15th November 2018

    Photo: Graham Wellstead. Mica, Graham’s red-tailed hawk, out of the aviary and on the perch, ready to start training   Just like her namesake, Mica the red-tailed hawk was always going to be special to Graham Wellstead. In the first of two…

  • Editor’s letter

    Editor’s letter

    14th November 2018

    What a treat, the other weekend, to hop on a bus and visit an actual show. Round my way – Staines – it’s pretty much scorched earth as far as exhibiting clubs go, so I snapped up the chance to…

  • Rules are made to be broken

    Rules are made to be broken

    13th November 2018

    Photo: Geoff Gale pictured with two of his winning lovebirds at the Lovebird (1990) Society’s 2018 members’ show   Sometimes an unconventional approach can pay off, as Geoff Gale found when he tried breeding the rare pale-headed peach-face mutation, with some interesting…

  • Latest issue November 7

    9th November 2018

    In the November 7, issue of Cage & Aviary Birds, few British birds can match the charm of the agile treecreeper, though you’ve got to spot this demure species first! What’s more, reports Bill Naylor, it has adapted happily to aviary life.  …