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  2. Gerard b

    March 2019 Stafford show. Who's going

    I'm not going to make it this time unfortunately, wish I could.
  3. Wanted exhibition diamond firetails please tel 07842989526
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  5. Shaun

    March 2019 Stafford show. Who's going

    There have been 15 breeders tables booked for the feathered flyer area, which together with a little refreshment area and the catching aviary should make a nice display and a good meeting point for members to have a chat just over three weeks to go, shaun
  6. Looking for a gouldians for sale in Somerset area. Thanks 

  7. BrightDay

    March 2019 Stafford show. Who's going

    Might pop along if the weathers nice & pickup a few parrot finches, busy at the moment so will have to wait & see.
  8. MKP

    March 2019 Stafford show. Who's going

    I'll be there, taking a few Gouldians and Stars all pre sold. Will be looking for soem more Painted Finches. Hope to see a few familiar faces and catch up on my way around the halls
  9. stormbird

    March 2019 Stafford show. Who's going

    Seems the long predicted snow is arriving ! Been raining all morning but now the rain is turning to snow but on my well salted street it's not settling ! let's hope it's cleared in time for Stafford Although I gather those that were not put off by the weather last year had a good time ???
  10. Shaun

    March 2019 Stafford show. Who's going

    I’ll be about, shaun
  11. stormbird

    March 2019 Stafford show. Who's going

    given my recent history of buying wrist bands & not going I'm giving it another week before committing my self to going . But if I go I'll be best contacted via the FSSUK stand in the annexe after 11am but I will need to go visiting a few other stands including the WFS , AS & several Budgie group stands
  12. Hi all. With Stafford being so close now I was wondering who was going. What are you taking. What are you hoping to pick up. What tables you have so that we can come and say Hi, if we manage to get there. Jan
  13. loo-6666

    Back after a little break

    Great call, Shaun. Went to Stafford years ago when my mrs was Gouldian mad (the was before kids) spent a small fortune... but was a fantastic day and saw a lot of species that had only seen in books (softbills mainly). will definitely consider a visit
  14. Thanks Colin, yes thats the one i wanted. Pete, i do have a nice unrelated pair of black headed purple breasted, 2018 aviary birds if you're interested. Not much else will be moulted through in time for Staffs by the looks of things at the moment.
  15. Shaun

    Back after a little break

    Welcome back how about a trip to a Stafford Show in March? A chance to get some ‘hardware’ at great prices and a chance to see a wide variety of birds, speak to the breeders, or speak to the wide variety of clubs attending, before you decide what to keep shaun
  16. loo-6666

    Back after a little break

    Thanks jan, hope you get some when your ready
  17. loo-6666

    Back after a little break

    Hi all I'm back on the group after some time away from the hobby. WE recently moved and completely sold up all birds and equipment then soon realised something was missing... so plans are in place with large amounts of help, great advice and unwavering generosity from good friends Steve Shackcloth and Dave Lugo to get an aviary (or maybe 2) up in our garden. Now for the great debate between myself and Mrs Maskell... what shall we keep!?
  18. Peter Gouldian

    2019 Show bookings now available

    thank you im a newby lol
  19. this is purely a sales show but I'm sure there will be a few on display on the AFS stand & hopefull a few who have sales tables will reply if they've got any Gouldians for sale
  20. Peter Gouldian

    2019 Show bookings now available

    anyone taking gouldians and whos showing at stafford in march ?
  21. is it this one ? http://www.avifabs.co.uk/
  22. Hi All, Could someone remind me of the name of the company/companies that display metal aviaries at Staffs please? I cannot find the business cards i picked up last time! Thanks Mark.
  23. might need @ least 2 more as I did see a post from Grant on the Facebook page saying he was booking
  24. I've just booked a table in the FF area
  25. stormbird

    hello my name is Mark

    the term parakeet is confusing when it comes to keeping & breeding as some species can be kept & bred in groups whilest others not . But size of accomadation may also play it's part . I keep & have bred Lineolated Parakeets which come from a related family to that which the Mountains come from . I've read of Linnies being bred as groups in aviaries but when I've had them in large cages they bicker & don't breed . The same applies to Bourkes parakeets which once were a member of the Neophema group of Grass parakeets . They can be bred in groups if large enough accomadation is provided, & they have even been housed with single pairs of Neophemas which do need to be bred as single pairs . But then a word of caution in that some species are more hardy than others and even though a species may come from "hot " countries they may be able to cope with cold better than others , and that may even apply to sub species . Remember in some deserts temperature may vary from being very hot @ midday to freezing @ midnight , but whilest there are species that can cope with such conditions they may not be able to cope with prolonged cold
  26. Pikemanmark

    hello my name is Mark

    Hello Shaun I have one aviary in the garden. I have 5 mountain parakeets in it they were in 3 pairs but 1 hen died flying into the side of a nest box within the first few days of having them. I now have 2 pairs and a single cock but they all roost close together. I have 4 nest boxes in the aviary but not yet checked how they are roosting in them or which are being used. I didn't want to disturb them too much. I have had them since September. They are starting to come towards me when I visit in a morning to feed them and they don't fly away as much they seem to have calmed down quite well. At night they are all in the nest boxes but I haven't tried to see what ones yet I wonder should I? don't want to frighten them too much. As for the plumb heads I would like to get a pair but not sure if I should put them in same aviary or build another . Any advice would be great.
  27. Shaun

    hello my name is Mark

    Hi Mark, welcome to the site, do your parakeets all live and breed in the same aviary? i was led to believe one pair per flight? shaun
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