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  1. is it this one ? http://www.avifabs.co.uk/
  2. might need @ least 2 more as I did see a post from Grant on the Facebook page saying he was booking
  3. 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
  4. stormbird

    hello my name is Mark

    hi mark & welcome mountain parakeets are not a species I'm familiar with so looked on web & found this http://www.parrotsdailynews.com/biology-and-breeding-of-the-mountain-parakeet/ As for adding Plumb heads to the aviary I would be cautious about doing so , especially if you intend breeding the Mountains , and would seek more advice before doing so
  5. stormbird

    New Members Please Read

    hi Ian and welcome that's quite a variety of birds your interested in but perhaps ?? not as wide as mine If your in Staffs I certainly suggest you make a note in your diary for 3rd March for this show http://staffordspringbirdshow.co.uk/ this site normaly has a section of tables but regretably few seem to be showing any interest this time around but even if that does not happen several of the Societies that keep birds your interested in will be there including the AFS I mentioned earlier & https://waxbillfinchsociety.org.uk/index.html . Also not heard if this group will have a table yet but certainly a few members will have their own https://www.facebook.com/groups/ParrotletInterestGroup/
  6. stormbird

    New Members Please Read

    hi & welcome there are a few Gouldian breeders on here so hopefully they will reply If your planing to show if you have not already found this page it might be helpfull http://www.australianfinchsociety.co.uk/
  7. stormbird

    Return after a long time out.

    hi and welcome ! perhaps you could tell us about the birds you keep and those you have kept in the past . Whether it wll encourage others to join in on a discussio n remains to be seen , but unless a few more start doing so this site soon, may be no more
  8. 3rd March 2019 http://www.staffordspringbirdshow.co.uk/
  9. yes it seems to have become a site where folk advertise their events & post their for sale & want ads The FF section @ the Spring show was intended as a place where members could congregate and some monies could be raised to run the site both from the auction of donated birds & bird related items , and the sale of FF related items . But with no adverts on the site , & no monies raised by the members time is slowly running out for the site & it's info archive
  10. they say silence is golden BUT In this case could it be the sound of DOOM ?
  11. I know it's early but given the through traffic on the site is perhaps time ???? that folk started discussing whether they might be attending
  12. stormbird


    hink you probably mean Steve Squires from Squires Bird Products 07790 089 099 or 01773 607142
  13. stormbird

    New Members Please Read

    hi Geoff & welcome
  14. stormbird

    Newbie saying Hi

    I'd be cautious about including Zebras with that mix as they can be bullies especially @ breeding time
  15. stormbird

    Newbie saying Hi

    Hi and welcome As your talking foreign finches a few pointers which might help Many foriegn finches need heat in winter so if your thinking Aviaries you might need to factor in shelter for them depending onn what species your considering . But of course that would not be a problem if your thinking about an indoor aviary which some finch breeders use As for using cages size of bird Does not always equate with cage size, as some Waxbill finches require bigger cages than say Bengalese or Zebra finches . So perhaps some thought on what you intend to keep will help . And if you ask hopefully somebody will reply with advice
  16. stormbird


    hi & welcome
  17. stormbird

    total newbie

    Hi & welcome
  18. stormbird


    not kept hanging parrots but understand they are a bit more difficult to keep as they predominately are n ectar feeders but from what I remember of them they do eat other foods As Jan says not many keep/ breed them , but a few have been shown @ the National , & I do know of a couple of breeders who have kept them
  19. stormbird

    Hi all

    hi & welcome
  20. stormbird

    Hello and thank you

    Hi Tom & welcome
  21. stormbird

    Returning member

    Hi & welcome back
  22. stormbird

    Stafford is ON

    Talk on some of the Waxbill sites is that it's too cold for the birds & that will not be taking them /attending !
  23. stormbird

    Stafford is ON

    Not for Stafford , but as I posted earlier the predictions from Met Office are deteriorating & there is now snow forecast for Sunday https://www.metoffice.gov.uk/public/weather/forecast/gcqkrv0ge#?date=2018-03-01
  24. stormbird

    Stafford is ON

    the met office have now included yellow warnings for Saturday & reduced temperatures for sunday
  25. stormbird

    Stafford tickets

    from the Show web site