Tagged: keeping birds

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Amazing Facts about Budgerigars

Budgies are extremely popular pets in the UK. If you don’t have a budgie yourself, you probably know somebody who does. But many people may not be aware of how fascinating these little fellows...

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Habitats on the Verge

Roadside verges play a more important ecological role than many people probably realise, with many plant and bird species taking advantage of the micro-ecosystem that they provide. Because of their fragile nature, these roadside...

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Free Flying Pet Parrots

The skies above Chaddesdon in Derbyshire are being lit up with a splash of bright colour. Bobby the Macaw flies freely around the neighbourhood but always returns home to his dedicated owner, Jonathan Li....

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The British Homing World Show

Dubbed Crufts for pigeons, the British Homing World Show of the Year has been held at Blackpool’s Winter Gardens for the past 40 years. This year’s event took place in January and 2500 pigeons...

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Another Pigeon Loft Arson

Pigeon Loft Arson A competitive environment tends to result in questionable behaviour from some of the people involved. All sports are dogged by underhand tactics and downright cheating. Sadly, pigeon racing is no exception...

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Have You Got Pigeon Fancier’s Lung?

Pigeon Fancier’s Lung (Bird Fancier’s Lung) Pigeon fancier’s lung is form of hypersensitivity pneumonitis. It occurs when the sufferer’s lungs develop an immune response to something they breathe in. The resulting inflammation of the...

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Geoff Capes the Budgerigar Fancier?

An Unexpected Budgerigar Fancier Geoff Capes was a leading athlete and strongman. This man mountain was a shot putter who won two gold medals at the commonwealth games. He was European Indoor Champion on...