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Brian Spendley

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  1. What a sad sad world and also website this is when a very intelligent, knowledgeable and experienced parrot breeder tries to voice an opinion about trying to keep as many parrots and blood lines within the UK rather than selling abroad for financial gain......only to be critised personally for his disability, dislexyia is something my husband has had to endure his whole life and its a crying shame that school playground antics follow us all into adulthood, I truly hope you are ashamed. I can vouch for his knowledge and also the articles he had written (have you never heard of proof reading!!) We honestly thought this was a genuine website with members that held a love for Parrot's as we do, but its seems there are some who are far more interested in getting a kick out of patronising and making others feel small........and to them we will not give another minute of our energy and thought!!!!!!
  2. yes you are rite,i only started keeping birds again because a freind asked me to take in a african grey dumped after the bird flue scare witch i paired up as having a bird sitting in a cage all day does nothing for me ,as i said to a member yesterday i have only ever been intrested in studying and then doing my best to breed rare parrots as i learnt from my father and to watch a chance in a life time slip away because of politics was gutting .then when you start up again and try to do what you think is rite only to find out that birds are leaving this country and comeing in is even more gutting
  3. i object to back when myself and a handfull of breeders were stoped importing them because a percentage were wild caught but if they were all captive bred they may have exported the birds,but yet in certain breeders eyes its ok to pass captive bred stock from country to country
  4. robustus was not on cities when i wanted to import them please dont question my knowledge on african parrots i have written for two major book publishers one of witch was an aryicle on pet parrots wich i have no time for i have bred african parrots for 20 years most of those with my father ,it is not a personel attack on any one person i helped rear one of the first blue throated macaws bred but did not slag the owner of for takeing the bird to early and killing it because he had a buyer abroad for it ,bottom line is it seems its all about money now ,things have changed in the parrot world and will only get worse
  5. the point is ,i asked to buy a bird from a breeder in this country and the awnser was sorry i am shipping it abroad ,my hopes of breeding robustus were knocked by import restrictions red tape and to many people crying stop the imports ,but if they had looked and studied that bird they would have seen there is no hope for it in the wild any more.as far as i am concerned there should be and hopefully will be an out right ban on all birds exported out of the country other than for zoos .
  6. Yes thats what the bans are put in place for but this may sound like i am only talking about the cape parrots but we sealed the fate of that bird when the ban was impossed. if the country the bird comes from cant sustain that bird after years of effort to stop it declineing then there is only two choices let the bird become extinct or export the birds for breeding programes,but now we have an out rite ban that will not happen but we can trade across the channel freely and breeders can justify that.
  7. HI EVERYBODY PUSHED FOR THE IMPORT BAN TO BE PUT IN PLACE ,DR COLLEN DOWNS HELD A TALK ON CAPE PARROTS SOME YEARS AGO AND HOW MANY PEOPLE TURNED UP ,TWO FROM THE PARROT SOCIETY MY SELF AND A BREEDER I HAVE BEEN FREINDS WITH FOR ALONG TIME THAT WAS IT. I KEPT IN TOUCH WITH MRS DOWNS AND ALLMOST HAD THE CHANCE TO IMPORT ROBUSTUS BEFORE IT WENT ON CITIES BUT MORE AND MORE PEOPLE KEPT PUSHING FOR A TOTALL BAN SO THAT SPECIES REMAINS IN THE HANDS OF MRS DOWNS AND A FEW BREEDERS IN SOUTH AFRICA ,MY ARGUMENT IS IF WE ARE STOPED IMPORTING FOR NEW BLOOD THEN NOBODY SHOULD BE SENDING BIRDS OUT THE COUNTRY FOR IT.IF EVERY ONE ON PARROT LINK SUPPORTED THE BAN THEN THEY SHOULD NOT START SHOUTING IN DEFENCE OF FREINDS WHO ARE DOING IT.OR IS THE CASE THAT WE HAVE ONE RULE FOR ONE AND ANOTHER FOR OTHERS PLEASE PASS THIS MESS TO ALL AND SEE WHAT THERE AWNSER IS MANY THANKS BRIAN
  8. HI I ONLY JOINED A SHORT WHILE AGO AFTER A FREIND SAID THAT THE SITE WAS INTRESTING AND WAS A GOOD WAY TO PAIR BIRDS UP IF NEEDED, I CANT BELIEVE I AM READING THAT BREEDERS ARE SHIPPING BIRDS ACROSS THE WATER AFTER ALL THE YEARS OF CAMPAIGNING AND ITS STILL GOING ON WHICH MAKES US NO BETTER THAN THE IMPORTERS AND THE EXPORTERS.I HAVE BEEN LOOKING FOR A FEW BIRDS NOW FOR SEVERAL MONTHS AND HAVE HAD NO SUCCESS SO I AM NOW GOING TO SELL THE ODD BIRDS. I DID FIND A HEN FOR ONE OF THE BIRDS BUT THE BREEDER KINDLY TOLD ME I CAN GET A BETTER PRICE ABROAD. AS FAR AS I AM CONCERNED BREEDERS WHO CHOOSE TO DO THIS ARE OUT FOR PURE FINANCIAL GAIN AND HAVE NO LOVE FOR PARROTS WHAT SO EVER. I HOPE I AM NOT THE ONLY BREEDER THAT FEELS THIS WAY,
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