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Cage & Aviary Birds Magazine

51 issues per year Write Review From €1.57 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.
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Since 1902, Cage & Aviary Birds has consistently been the first-choice publication for keen birdkeepers,

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Cage & Aviary Birds  |  No.5779 In Praise of Greys  


VIOLET BUDGERIGARS,” SAID the expert, “are extremely popular with total beginners.” “Eh?” I said. “I could look at a nice violet all day. Especially if it’s a double factor.” “My point exactly,” he said. “They’re obvious. Easy to admire for people who don’t know a lot.” “Thanks for pointing that out,” I said. “So the deal is that when you start looking at budgerigars, it’s the bold colours that grab you, but as you become more expert, you start getting into those really faded-looking things.” “I hope
you’re not talking about my spangle grey greens,” he said stiffly. “Oh, them,” I said. “Do they come into colour after the moult?” Soon the subject had to be changed. I’m afraid my taste in budgies hasn’t grown much more expert since then, though we live in hope. I do like a well-marked
yellowface. But when it comes to obvious class I find it hard to beat a quality grey. It’s the way
their cool elegance stands out on the show bench among all the warm, vivid hues of the other colours. And OK, I know it’s a bit different, but at last year’s Club Show I was really grabbed by a slate cock bird that didn’t even have an exhibitor label on the cage. Anyway, says Fred Wright (an expert, though not the one mentioned above), it’s OK to praise greys, both for their looks and their utility as outcrosses. Fred talks us through this lovely colour on page 16. Spangle grey greens? Fred
hasn’t got round to writing about those yet, but hopefully my beginner’s taste will have caught up by the time he does. ■ Don’t miss our articles this week on two fantastic* Asian species: the Himalayan monal (page 11) and white-crested laughing thrush (page 12). Anyone who’s kept either species
has my envy. I wonder if any reader out there can claim to have kept both? Have a great week with your birds! * According to my taste, anyway.
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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   Cage & Aviary Birds Reviewed Wednesday, February 12, 2020 SUBSCRIBER
Always something interesting in each edition
   Highly readable Reviewed Thursday, June 27, 2019
Not just for those who currently own Birds
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