African Grey Parrot Conservation


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The Plight of the African Grey Parrot The African grey parrot is a much admired and much loved bird and it isn’t difficult to see why. Its striking grey and red plumage, its intelligence and its ability to speak make it a fascinating animal and an extremely popular pet. Beauty and intelligence will always be […]

Tuesday, September 20th, 2016

The Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981


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Wild Birds and the Law It is wonderful to welcome wild birds into your garden and to enjoy watching them feed from the seed that you provide. But if you love the birds then you must not be tempted to capture them and to keep them as pets, even if the species concerned are not […]

Sunday, September 18th, 2016

Stray Racing Pigeon Reporting – What To Do


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Stray Racing Pigeon Reporting If you don’t race pigeons yourself then it can come as a surprise to discover one of these birds on your property. But this is not an unusual occurrence. Racing pigeons will sometimes stop somewhere for a rest during training or a race and that somewhere could be your home. So […]

Friday, September 16th, 2016

Doing Bird – Prison Pigeon Smugglers


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Doing Bird – Prison Pigeon Smugglers Criminals are exploiting homing pigeons in order to smuggle contraband into prisons. The birds are trainable and able to carry up to 10% of their own body weight which makes them useful tools. Wild pigeons are such a common sight that the homing pigeons can fly under the radar […]

Wednesday, September 14th, 2016

Racing Pigeon Feeders and Amazing Birds


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The Extraordinary Feats of Racing Pigeons Pigeon racing is a fascinating sport. If you are a pigeon fancier then you will be familiar with the extraordinary talents of the birds. But you may still be surprised by some of the feats that they have achieved. When you are in your coop filling up those racing […]

Monday, September 12th, 2016

Pet Bird Floor Dressing and Wealthy Pets


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Would You Leave Your Estate to Your Pet? If you love your pets then you may have thought about what would happen to them should you pass away. Many people make provision for their pets in their wills. It tends to be cats and dogs which benefit from large bequests. It is rare to hear […]

Sunday, September 11th, 2016