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 December 12

    12th December 2018

    In the December 12, issue of Cage & Aviary Birds, following on from his article on how ‘an egg becomes an egg’ last month, Paul Donovan examines the loving interesting relationship between chicks and their mothers.   In news, we find out how…

  • Editor’s Letter

    Editor’s Letter

    12th December 2018

    LAURA KEENS Laura Welch writes: In May 2013, I was introduced to a new team member on Cage & Aviary Birds and after I had found out that we shared the same first name, we joked about the many ways…

  • A gentleman of the countryside

    A gentleman of the countryside

    8th December 2018

    Photo: Male (right) and female common pheasant: a familiar sighting in the 15th century. Experts believe that the Romans brought this bird to the UK.   The common pheasant: hunted, shot and eaten for hundreds of years. Graham Wellstead looks at…

  • Latest issue December 5

    5th December 2018

    In the December 5, issue of Cage & Aviary Birds, Bill Naylor says the wallcreeper is best known for scaling the Pyrenees and the Alps, but sadly is rarely seen scaling natural or man-made structures in the UK or in private collections. In…

  • Editor’s letter

    5th December 2018

    I SYMPATHISE WITH David Lugo’s comments in his latest Finches Plus column (see page 5) and expect most readers would agree that 2018 has felt like it’s been stuck on fast-forward mode. David’s certainly not the only one to find himself…