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  • Latest issue March 21

    19th March 2018

    In the March 14 2018, issue of Cage & Aviary Birds, Les Rance concludes his three-part series on colony-breeding budgerigars with advice on wire gauges, perches and pests. For previous instalments, see February 7 and 28 issues.   In news, we report that…

  • Giant sky bird snap is shortlisted for photography award

    Giant sky bird snap is shortlisted for photography award

    19th March 2018

    Photo: Daniel Biber. The ‘giant bird’ mumuration occurred near Sant Pere Pescador, Spain. Photographer Daniel Biber said he got lucky with his shot as the shape quickly disintegrated  THIS INCREDIBLY RARE photo opportunity of a starling mumuration in the shape…

  • DEFRA drops licensing bombshell

    DEFRA drops licensing bombshell

    19th March 2018

    Above: Not only bird sales, but those of mammals, reptiles, fish and amphibians will be equally affected if DEFRA’s blanket Animal Activities Licence (AAL) is introduced. The NCA’s Chris Smith told C&AB he was surprised the proposed regulations had got to…

  • Pytilia species earmarked for the 2018 WFS Target Species award

    Pytilia species earmarked for the 2018 WFS Target Species award

    19th March 2018

    Photo: Tony Tilford. Red-cheeked Cordon Bleu. Thirteen WFS members took on the 2017 Target Species challenge and between them bred 120 chicks THE WAXBILL FINCH Society (WFS) has challenged members to breed red-winged pytilia (Pytilia phoenicoptera) this year, to help reverse…

  • Hayle park displays first Abyssinian lovebird chick

    Hayle park displays first Abyssinian lovebird chick

    12th March 2018

    Photo: Paradise Park. The new family: the chick can be seen in the background, with Rosie and Valentine at the front. Paradise Park birdkeepers are keen to establish its first-ever breeding colony of Abyssinian lovebirds THE FIRST EVER Abyssinian lovebird (Agapornis…

  • Fife theft leaves family distraught

    Fife theft leaves family distraught

    12th March 2018

    Above: empty cages and evidence of forced entry. The theft of 31 Fifes has left the elderly victim in shock. His daughter said: ‘We’re devastated for him. He is very disheartened.’ THE DAUGHTER OF an elderly pensioner, who had his Fife…

  • Latest issue March 7

    5th March 2018

    In the March 7 2018, issue of Cage & Aviary Birds, in a special edition of his North-East roundup column, Norman visits the leading Gateshead-based Border stud of Bill & Paul Heathcote to find out about the duo’s management programme, birdrooms and training…

  • First phase of new aviaries completed for at-risk cockatoos

    First phase of new aviaries completed for at-risk cockatoos

    5th March 2018

    Photo: Birdworld. The yellow-crested cockatoo has six subspecies including the citron-crested (pictured), and all are threatened in the wild due to illegal trapping and habitat loss BIRDWORLD IN SURREY has completed the first instalment of new homes for its resident citron-crested…

  • BS set to pay out over late rings

    BS set to pay out over late rings

    5th March 2018

    Above: Intermediate young bird section at the 2017 Club Show. If affected members had to ring chicks with spare 2017 rings, they won’t be able to exhibit these birds in young bird classes for 2018 THE BUDGERIGAR SOCIETY (BS) is offering…