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Cocky2

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  1. If a hatch certificate is ample proof, it should be easy enough to sort :wink:
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    Wild Parrots Brooklyn

    Confused here too :? As far as I know Pigeons and Peregrines are both native to the UK. There is however a lot of bad feeling towards these stunning birds of prey. The Peregrine Falcon became an endangered species in many areas due to the use of pesticides, especially DDT. Since the ban on DDT from the beginning of the 1970s onwards, the populations have recovered, supported by large scale protection of nesting places and releases to the wild. Peregrines are bird eating Raptors and will take medium sized birds such as Pigeons. They are disliked by pigeon fanciers who blame them for taking their racing pigeons in flight. There have even been reports of poisoned live pigeons being left tethered near Peregrine nesting sites :twisted: http://www.larnetimes.co.uk/news/local/live_pigeon_left_as_bait_at_peregrine_nest_in_glenarm_1_1707821
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    Can't see pics

    Hi If you are using Internet Explorer as your browser then you wont see pics all the time, it is very hit and miss on this site :roll: Try downloading and using Firefox, Google Chrome or Safari. I think this will cure your problem
  4. You could always build a big enough aviary where you could all sit and Bill could enjoy a fly in the fresh air aswell and be safe. How many do they lose ?
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    springtime

    What is the difference between winter and Summer, does he get left on his own in the winter ? :?
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    Wild Parrots Brooklyn

    I know. Then you must also realise that they cannot remain in the wild, they have to be removed before they become a threat to what are our native species. Or perhaps you have an alternative !
  7. There lies the biggest problem. Education will only work if people choose to seek it, there are too many who have no regard for the welfare of the animals in their care. Restrictive measures would seem the only way forward. Perhaps if more people reported these breeders/dealers to the relevant authorities then something would have to be done. The majority are not registered or licenced and are evading tax.
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    Wild Parrots Brooklyn

    No. As I said, the wild quakers (monk parakeets) are about to be removed from the UK, by shooting 'as a last resort'. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-13181503 These are not a native species in the UK, unlike the Cockatoos in Australia which are culled, poisoned and shot. :evil: Monk Parakeets are renowned for being aggressive, and as DEFRA have stated they are invasive. In a few States of the US where they have colonised in large numbers, they have caused a lot of problems and damage. Sentimentality aside, it is better and easier on the birds that this is dealt with now in a humane way as intended. I had to laugh at the description of these huge birds. They must be on steroids in the south of England, or the humans are on something else. :roll:
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    Cities Birds

    A question of my own there. How can breeders breed for conservation of the species when they do not allow for natural selection and so are breeding into the species genetic weaknesses. These animals could never replace the wild population because most of the species have been spoiled with contaminated cross breeding between sub species. Also man made diseases could have been bred into these birds. So where is the conservation aspect ? People buy birds without Cites paperwork because they are cheaper, they are not registered, so the breeder avoids the tax issue. This was touched on in another topic a little while back. I dont think that captive bred birds are counted for statistical purposes, as in the species population. Cites is more about stopping birds being taken from the wild to use in captive breeding as I understand it.
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    Posting on Parrot-link

    A forum like this one should be every bit about strong discussion, as it is a place where like minded folk come to meet and chat. Where animal welfare is concerned there will always be strong opinion, and sometimes heated debate. This is what makes people possibly sit back and think where they could make changes in their own situation or perhaps where they could help to make change on a bigger scale for the good of our avian companions. Without these discussions we dont see the other side of the argument, so to speak and change for the better would never be made. As I have already said, I do not have a problem with straight talking as long as it does not get personal. The possible reason that a lot of established members dont post as much is that this forum has got a bit stale. June and David have already said that the place generates a lot more interest when something "kicks off' I dont think you are they only one
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    Posting on Parrot-link

    I do not have a problem with anyone speaking their mind as long as it doesnt get personal. :wink:
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    Cities Birds

    It seems the money is most important to some :cry:
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    Cities Birds

    And rightly so ! DEFRA should apply the rules much stricter than they do now.A lot of birds are bought and sold without papers
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    hello (parrotlove)

    Hi and welcome If you love birds, please dont breed, there are far too many now who need rehoming.
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    a question for all you parroty folk

    I have to agree with the others, like all stored information over time it becomes outdated, some of it needs filtering out and throwing away. Some of the advice and opinions will be misleading as time has gone by and there are newer improved ways of doing things. So I cant vote either way, sorry.
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