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FEATURE BREEDING W


hether the current impositions on importing and exporting psittacine


birds into and out of the UK remains the same, is relaxed or becomes even more draconian, one thing is for sure, the few short years in the ’sixties and ’seventies when private breeders could import from almost anywhere in the world without any restrictions will never return. The same goes for our past corresponding freedom to export surplus British bred birds to other countries with little difficulty, which helped keep our occupation in a healthy state. This outlet is either becoming increasingly difficult to achieve because of governments’


PSITTACINES FOR PLEASURE… AND PROFIT?


imposed conditions which are becoming harder to satisfy - or in many cases has become totally blocked. So, the bottom line is for individual breeders to aim to sell their surplus within their own countries’ borders. In Britain, the current unfavourable financial situation may in fact be beneficial towards the promotion of aviculture; with the demise of our currency making holidays abroad and imported goods vastly more expensive, many people may be considering taking their pleasure at home, and what home maker’s occupation can be more satisfying than creating a pleasant garden (small or large) with an aviary - or better still - range of


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