In the April 18, 2018, issue of Cage & Aviary Birds, Dot Schwarz continues to discuss the pros and cons of pelleted diets and seed mixtures, alongside other nutritional elements, in the second of three articles to focus on parrot diets.


In news, we report that 2017 was a record year for the Waxbill Finch Society (WFS) with the second highest number of waxbills and mannikins bred in the society’s history and a first breeding of a new species by a member.


Surprisingly hardy, considering the size of its bantam form, the sulmtaler is a worthy addition for any breeder looking to bring a little character to their set-up, says Chris Graham


Wondering what your waxbill set-up needs in order to boost breeding success? Steve Abbott offers an insight into the birdroom requirements he provides to his avian occupants


Plus all of the usual news stories, features, columns and club news.