Amazing Facts about Budgerigars


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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 really are. So, we have put together a few fascinating facts about the humble budgie.

Sunday, May 21st, 2017

Habitats on the Verge


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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 oases are in need of protection and careful maintenance.

Saturday, May 20th, 2017

Free Flying Pet Parrots


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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. 5 Years of Training Li has spent 5 years training his British-bred bird. He used an elasticated lead to teach his […]

Tuesday, April 4th, 2017

The British Homing World Show


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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 arrived to compete to become Supreme Champion. The show was visited by 25,000 breeders and fans from across Europe.

Wednesday, February 8th, 2017

Another Pigeon Loft Arson


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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 and to make matters worse, there seems to be an increasing number of arson attacks on lofts.

Saturday, January 14th, 2017

Have You Got Pigeon Fancier’s Lung?


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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 lung tissue produces coughing, shortness of breath, fever and joint pains. The condition can lead to permanent scarring of the lungs […]

Thursday, November 24th, 2016

Geoff Capes the Budgerigar Fancier?


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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 two occasions and represented his country 67 times. He won the highland Games six times and could pull a 165-ton train.

Thursday, November 3rd, 2016