The Future of Aviculture

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07 Aug 2019, 12:31

Brisbane_Finches_333 wrote:
07 Aug 2019, 12:26
I know. Aviculture is practically the key to saving endangered birds such as the black throated finch. All they see is a sad parrot in a tiny cage waiting to be let out to fly. Well, the truth is, today that's all most people see of birdkeeping.
And the amount of people Hear saying ' Bird breeding, all you need is a bit of seed and water in a cage with a couple birds and just let them do their thing'
That is a death sentence for them in my world, I just shake my head
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07 Aug 2019, 12:34

I know! People just think birds are as domesticated as dogs and cats. "Oh, just seed and water, two birds in a tiny cage, voila, birds bred."
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07 Aug 2019, 12:34

I absolutely hate what bird breeding is viewed as in society.
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07 Aug 2019, 12:37

I write bird keeping and breeding articles for the local paper, and I overheard someone saying 'Backyard Breeders, more like Backyard Inbreeders'
And I am telling you now I was fuming :x :!:
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07 Aug 2019, 12:44

We really need someone like don burke to popularize aviculture again.
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07 Aug 2019, 12:47

Brisbane_Finches_333 wrote:
07 Aug 2019, 12:44
We really need someone like don burke to popularize aviculture again.
I second that
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07 Aug 2019, 12:49

I mean, people look at me very weirdly when I say I like breeding birds.
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07 Aug 2019, 12:53

We need a TV shows like better homes and gardens and Vasilis garden and other shows like that to promote aviculture, because I guess if a big TV campaign came up, could you imagine some of the idiots with big money buying the rarest of the rare, without really giving a stuff of their needs.
People who would watch shows like the suggested ones, obviously are not the every day people, they are the type usually that would appreciate the little things in life, would take their time, and like to be proud of breeding something as dainty as a Ruddy or a painted. And not to mention, an aviary can really jazz up a garden thats for sure
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07 Aug 2019, 12:55

I absolutely agree!! If Better Homes and Gardens can promote beekeping (like they did a few weeks ago), surely they can promote birdkeeping. Or even a brand new show for birdkeeping.
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07 Aug 2019, 12:55

Did better homes are gardens do something on birds, what did they do??
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