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  1. andyf

    Fighting Caiques

    I have known caiques kill each other, sorry but it's seperate permenantly or lose one or more. Could you not put one group out in an aviary rather than move them on? Do you know the sex of the birds for sure? the group of 3 may need splitting at a later date if the sex ratio is wrong
  2. http://www.scarlettsparrotessentials.co.uk/rainforest-peru http://www.scarlettsparrotessentials.co.uk/rainforest-mini-santa-fe http://www.scarlettsparrotessentials.co.uk/rainforest-amazona-i http://www.scarlettsparrotessentials.co.uk/valencia-cage The last one may be ok if you take the skirt off if you are having to REALLY downsize
  3. How many LIVE birds were in the shop? I think when loads of birds are kept the law of averages means that some will die?
  4. hello, you dont say where you are but have you tried riverbank aviaries at brandon bank? they breed them and they are all sexed/disease tested and lovely tame birds, Good luck
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    Hamer Pets any dealings?

    maybe as the thread is 7 years old an updated view may be fairer, the shop may have changed/have new owners, who knows. I don't think it's very fair to slag it off now on a 7 year old experience.
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    Sending feathers to Spain for dna

    stick the feathers down as shown on the website by the top NOT by the quill, fold the form over and pop in an envelope, take it to the post office and they will weigh it for you, it's a good service once you get used to it. I assume you have opened the account online and downloaded the forms?
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    Travel Cage?

    http://www.skypetproducts.com/shop/sky-bird-carry-cage/ These are good as they have fixed food/water pots, just cover with a towel, can also do for an emergency or overnight cage and they fold flat for storage
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    poicephalus parrots

    I have a captive bred pair of meyers, just gone down for the first time, fingers crossed
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    African grey help

    Hello, Unfortunatly the prices you have been charged are typical for vets and especially specialist ones, I would not be shy in asking the vet, (not the receptionist) if this is the "best price" as you have no insurance, since insurance became widespread vets have seen an open season on price increases and are now at a point where they seem to be able to charge what they like. Which does the vet think is the principle infection the bacterial or the fungal? I hope the bird improves and makes a full recovery, it's tough when they are not well.
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    TRACES ?

    I would advise you to have a health certificate from a state registered vet just in case you do have problems during transit, needed or not in law it will help ease any delays you may get in customs during transit. I would also notify the uk defra in advance that you are bringing birds into the country, do this in sritting and keep a copy with the birds paperwork
  11. unfortunatly I think the fate of the birds is now in the lap of the gods, the rspca will not give any information as to whereabouts or condition and I think claims of ownership will be ignored until after any legal proceedings which could take many months to action. It is with very much regret that I say that the birds problems are far from over.
  12. I have not been on this forum for a long time so this is all news to me but I did stop coming here because i had words with June about the care (or lack of it) of a baby grey she was "treating" I don't remember the birds name but it was the subject of a lot of posts at the time. June refused to take the bird to the vet and was messing about with all sorts of quack treatments, in my opinion much to the birds detriment. I spoke to her on the phone about it and we parted company not friends!
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    Hill Myna(h)s

    Ok we shall maybe agree to sort of disagree, but the act clearly states it is illegal and that exception is made for trained Birds of pre, (not starlings).
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    Hill Myna(h)s

    Hiya, It was not you I was having a pop at to be honest, it was the general "it would be great to free range" I think it could give less experienced people the idea that it would be fun to open the aviary doors and let all sorts fly about. Also I think there is a difference in law between free flying, ie birds of prey and open release where untrained/unmanned birds or animals would be released into the world in the hope that they will return. Relevant legislation •The key legislation controlling the release (and escape) of non-native species in Britain is section 14 of the Wildlife and Countryside Act, 1981. Section 14: Introduction of new species Subject to the provisions of this Part, if any person releases or allows to escape into the wild any animal which: •is of a kind which is not ordinarily resident in and is not a regular visitor to Britain in a wild state; or •is included in Part I of Schedule 9, he shall be guilty of an offence. Just trying to clear up any confusion there. The full section of the act can be viewed at; http://archive.defra.gov.uk/wildlife-pets/wildlife/management/non-native/documents/section-14-guidance.pdf