The Future of Aviculture

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16 Aug 2019, 12:07

While WA is tightening up. But current rules are reasonable. Authoritys need to regulate so that animals and birds in captivity are protected from crulety and ignorance. But so that it is still relatively easy enjoy a hobby or pet that is good for our mental health.
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23 Aug 2019, 20:45

noah.till wrote:
07 Aug 2019, 13:02
Maybe they should make an exotic animal exclusive show, just on birds, reptiles and possibly fish, because I know of a few reptile keepers who certainly are a bit alone in their world
BHG did a 5 minute short segment on Pet lutino reptiles though.
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26 Aug 2019, 10:50

Brisbane_Finches_333 wrote:
23 Aug 2019, 20:45
noah.till wrote:
07 Aug 2019, 13:02
Maybe they should make an exotic animal exclusive show, just on birds, reptiles and possibly fish, because I know of a few reptile keepers who certainly are a bit alone in their world
BHG did a 5 minute short segment on Pet lutino reptiles though.
Still not enough I guess
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26 Aug 2019, 12:07

Exactly. A small start. But a bigger and less "glamour pets" only effort is required of the media. Lets see something about the posative effects on mental health of an avairy of easily bred easily kept Zebs to an average Joe or retirement village. And how this can then progress to a challenge by the individual to conserve a rarer type.
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26 Aug 2019, 12:20

Surely Dr. Harry from BHG can do a segment about aviculture..
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26 Aug 2019, 12:57

I can't believe that all the people do in their segments when they eventually do birds and other exotics, are all the colours morphs and mutations that are so completely derived from the normal, wild type birds which I personally think are the best out of the lot
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06 Sep 2019, 22:02

This news article I found is good yet makes me mad at the same time. "A primary school in Australia is breeding endangered finches... But will it be enough???". This article makes it look like these kids are the only ones breeding finches, maybe open your eyes and look at the thousands of people breeding finches across Australia. Makes you think that aviculture is so unknown if this article thinks this school are the only people in australia breeding finches, at least they kinda promoted aviculture. Also whatever journalist wrote this article confused a Long Tailed Finch for a Black Throat, as the cover photo of a longtail is subtiled 'A rare black throated finch'.

https://www.livescience.com/students-br ... finch.html

Good on this school for promoting aviculture though..
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07 Sep 2019, 00:20

Yea saw that article I did say to myself hang on that’s not a parsons finch hehe
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07 Sep 2019, 22:52

At least the kids are being encouraged to try and enjoy aviculture.
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08 Sep 2019, 10:52

This is why i basically started this thread,are there enough new comers,children etc interested or even being made aware of this hobby to keep it alive and well and what could be done perhaps to help keep it a strong and enjoyable past time.
The thread seems to have been taken way off topic on many occasions.

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