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COURTESY OF GOLD Chips Bedding, we have 10 x 2.5kg bags of Gold Chips premium bedding and 10 x 2.5kg bags of Gold Chips large bedding to give away.
PLENTY GOING ON in Cage & Aviary Birds this week, so I’ll use my column to talk you through the main articles. On page 11 we hear from Dot Schwarz, companion (or hostess?) to an extraordinary mixture of parrots and parakeets. A while ago I asked Dot what counted as an “ordinary” day with her birds. Sounds as though all days are different, but similarly eventful, with lows as well as highs.
In related vein, I’ve been intrigued, during visits to Fred Wright’s champion budgerigar stud, to meet some of his “other birds”: from owls to parrots, and even including (whisper it) a few not-half-bad canaries. What does Fred get from his other avian companions that he doesn’t get from his budgies, I wondered? And on page 12 he explains. With the canary show season kicking off in earnest, Norman Wallace reminds us on page 12 of the unmissable attractions of two of the UK’s top Gloster shows.
Another staunch club and show man is Mick Stone, and on page 16 we hear how he maintains quality Fife canary and zebra finch studs in one and the same breeding room! Devon budgerigar stalwart Malcolm Scott weighs in on page 13 with his views on the Budgerigar Society’s proposed changes to its show and ring dates.
Foreign finch admirers should turn to Neil Bickell’s first-hand account of breeding the charming Cuban finch, aka grassquit. I’ve been a bit rude about grassquits previously in this column, but readily concede that this one’s a corker! Then there’s Bill Lowe’s portrait of the Fischer’s whydah (page 19), an exotic that really does speak for itself. Finally, on page 20 Dave Brown asks whether the time’s right to revive an equivalent of the former Junior Bird League. Thoughts, reactions? Fire them off to us at the usual address. Have a good week!
In the October 15, 2014 issue of Cage & Aviary Birds, Fred Wright offers up his thoughts on judging the Bristol BS open show and Western Counties area society show
Dave Brown meets Mick Stone, a man who works hard to ensure the clubs he is involved in flourish
As Willy Newlands grew up, there was one book that helped him in times of rationing and restrictions
Plus lots more, including companion parrots, website review and families