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Cage & Aviary Birds Magazine No.5777 Seriously Sociable Back Issue

View Reviews   |   Write Review Only £1.99 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. .. read more 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.  read less
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A FEW FANCIERS have been mock-moaning to me that their weekends are booked solid with shows all the way through into next month. Come off it, I say, what do you want to be doing on a Saturday – the shopping? Non-bird people tend to get all gloomy in October and November as the clocks flip back and the year topples towards the winter solstice. By contrast, this hobby is
absolutely buzzing, and it’s a pleasure to pick up on this as the news stories and show reports pour in at C&AB. For instance, it’s always gratifying when a show reports an entry increase. .. read more This time that’s been the case with those enterprising folk at the Norfolk FBA (see page 2). Show organiser Nick Elliston reckons foreign fanciers are getting more skilful at breeding more birds, and that’s being reflected in show-bench numbers. If your show has an increase this time round, make sure to let us know – and if you believe you know the reason for the increase, do share your insight with your fellow hobbyists. This is one area of the fancy where it’s essential that we pull together. The same could be said for the British and Irish Yorkshire canary fancy, according to Brian Keenan on page 13. Last year Brian expressed his concern that overseas demand for our Yorkshire canaries meant that dealers were acquiring virtually all the domestic surplus for export, thereby starving newcomers of foundation stock. Same again this time, Brian reckons. The solution’s obvious,
surely – tithing in some form. If all breeders reserved even a few birds for donation or sale to entry-level fanciers, the hobby here would be guaranteed a future. As things stand, says Brian, “market forces” have neatly cut off our Yorkshire fancy’s intake. Can we ignore the warning? The
outcome is in the fancy’s own hands.  read less
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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