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Cage & Aviary Birds Magazine

51 issues per year View Reviews   |   Write Review From $2.16 per issue Cage & Aviary Birds is the world’s only weekly newspaper for birdkeepers. Written by bird experts for bird fans, it is packed with news, advice and comment from the avicultural scene. An essential resource for members of bird clubs and societies, it also offers an unrivalled marketplace for sellers and buyers of birds and all bird-related products, both in the British Isles and around the world.
As a weekly, it’s a uniquely comprehensive and topical source of news on all subjects that affect the birdkeeper: from legal changes and government consultations, through zoo and bird-park events, scientific research and business news, to the achievements of personalities in the hobby, as well as clubs and their members.
While it’s first and foremost a newspaper, each issue also offers a wealth of practical advice and tips from the top names in the bird world, plus opinion, controversy, species and hobbyist profiles, humour and nostalgia. Bargain-hunters eagerly await their copy to scan its paid and free adverts, and it is quite simply The Bible for show reports, club news and events.
Since 1902, Cage & Aviary Birds has consistently been the first-choice publication for keen birdkeepers,

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Following my news story in last week’s issue about the new regulations on invasive species proposed by the European Commission (EC), I had a long chat a reader about the status of wild ring-necked parakeets (also known as rose-ringed) in the UK. As keepers of British birds (and hopefully all birdkeepers!) are aware, it is illegal under the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981 (WCA) to take a British bird from the wild and keep it in captivity, unless is it injured. The original ring-necked parakeets in the UK were captive-bred birds that were deliberately released into the
wild, before this was made illegal. However, there are now fully wild populations that are generations away from their captive-bred ancestors. So, how does the law affect these birds? Should they be considered as “British” birds? In turn, if this particular species is not covered by “wild
bird” legislation, does that mean that Joe Bloggs can take a bird from the wild, keep it in his aviary and breed from it? The ring-necked parakeet is listed under Schedule 9 of the WCA and it is now an offence to release or to allow the escape of this species into the wild. However, there is nothing about taking wild birds back in to captivity. In addition, landowners, occupiers and other authorised persons can use a general licence (available under the WCA) to catch wild ringnecks. The licence
permits them to kill or take these birds and to destroy their nests and eggs. This licence also applies to the quaker or monk parakeet (Myiopsitta monachus). What are your views on the wild population of these parakeets? Should they be culled, should they be protected, or should they simply be left alone? We’d love to hear your thoughts on the subject.
Cage & Aviary Birds is the world’s only weekly newspaper for birdkeepers. Written by bird experts for bird fans, it is packed with news, advice and comment from the avicultural scene. An essential resource for members of bird clubs and societies, it also offers an unrivalled marketplace for sellers and buyers of birds and all bird-related products, both in the British Isles and around the world.
As a weekly, it’s a uniquely comprehensive and topical source of news on all subjects that affect the birdkeeper: from legal changes and government consultations, through zoo and bird-park events, scientific research and business news, to the achievements of personalities in the hobby, as well as clubs and their members.
While it’s first and foremost a newspaper, each issue also offers a wealth of practical advice and tips from the top names in the bird world, plus opinion, controversy, species and hobbyist profiles, humour and nostalgia. Bargain-hunters eagerly await their copy to scan its paid and free adverts, and it is quite simply The Bible for show reports, club news and events.
Since 1902, Cage & Aviary Birds has consistently been the first-choice publication for keen birdkeepers, whether experienced or new to the hobby.
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Great read great price Reviewed December 25, 2020
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Very good information and up to date. a pleasure to read. Reviewed November 19, 2020
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Most enjoyable and informative read for the novice and experienced breeder and exhibitor alike. Reviewed November 19, 2020

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