Illegal Trapping

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30 Jul 2019, 16:44

Well, I know people can desex Parrots, so...
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30 Jul 2019, 19:56

people keeping Finches as ‘pets’ desex them. :wtf:
With large birds I believe it. But finches?? Micro surgery?? :problem:
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31 Jul 2019, 09:24

The best form of control was back in the 70's and early 80's when the then Vic. Fisheries and Wild Life department allowed people to
keep protected species(list) if they were a member of the Avicultural Society of Australia.
It was organised, it worked and it was the cheapest form of control the Govt. has ever had.
Dialogue was good and equal and worked until some younger well educated people joined the Dept. and convince those above that
they could do it better. That was the beginning of one sided dialogue and what we have now..
I was the President then so I am aware of what went on then and after.
Today it in not worth trapping as the gain is so small and fines high.
As for desexing, you must be joking.
Cockatoos and certain Parrots can still be legally taken with strict permits etc.
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31 Jul 2019, 09:44

Trapping is not worth it either because after you trap say 50 Red Brows, a heap die of stress, the others pass on diseases to other birds and most of the time after people let them go into the aviary, most break their necks in the night and breeding them is pretty well out of the picture until they eventually settle down :wtf: :thumbdown:
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31 Jul 2019, 12:18

noah.till wrote:
31 Jul 2019, 09:44
Trapping is not worth it either because after you trap say 50 Red Brows, a heap die of stress, the others pass on diseases to other birds and most of the time after people let them go into the aviary, most break their necks in the night and breeding them is pretty well out of the picture until they eventually settle down :wtf: :thumbdown:
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I have never trapped obviously, just horror stories I have heard from others
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31 Jul 2019, 12:57

As a birdwatcher also I have seen a few finch traps here and there... there was one for Chestnut-Breasts I think that was in Eagleby Wetlands; a tall tube in the long grass :problem:
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31 Jul 2019, 16:22

Odd indeed
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31 Jul 2019, 21:05

Looked a bit sketchy... looked old and dusty but had food in it. It looked like the unsuspecting finch would come and eat on the top, before being dropped into the tube.
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01 Aug 2019, 09:33

next time you see one, make sure to BIN IT
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01 Aug 2019, 10:31

http://hesperianpress.com/index.php/boo ... -kimberley

Some recommended reading for young and old forumites . .


Before people become too judgmental . . a quick reminder that EVERY bird in your aviary, native or exotic, is descended from birds trapped from the wild . . . generally quite legally, by honest, moral, law-abiding citizens . . in the not so distant past

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