> An important issue under discussion at present is the proposed 'positive lists' of species that can be owned captive by private keepers, meaning that species not on this list would be banned from private ownership. This has been proposed in Scotland, and is under discussion for the rest of the UK. This would potentially include parrot species. The PSUK has therefore drawn up a Position Statement on this matter, setting out our complete disagreement to any such plan. We are indebted to trustee Tariq Abou-Zahr for his work in composing this statement, approved at our last Council meeting. It may be read in full here - Positive Lists Position Statement
> Show dates for 2023 have now been agreed, with more detail on each relevant page, but they are as follows - Pet Parrot Gathering Saturday 8th July 2023, Summer Show Sunday 9th July, National Exhibition Sunday 1st October, Help the Bird Keepers Show Sunday 3rd December. Wristbands and table bookings for Summer Show and the Pet Parrot Gathering in July are now available via our PSUK Shop
> Further details are now available on our Pet Parrot Gathering, as plans are developed.
Please note: There has been a major update to our show regulations and requirements this year, after our January Council meeting. This follows some unfortunate flouting of our current rules - which are put in place for the benefit of the birds, and to align with both Defra and Animal Health rulings, as well as Charity Commission and Show Licensing guidelines. For more details see Operation of Sale Days at Stafford and PSUK Sales Regulations and Conditions
> The Parrot Society has made updates to the article on acquiring Article 10 certificates to register African Grey parrots and Timneh Grey parrots, as a reminder to members of the legal process - see CITES Article 10 Certificates Trustee Tariq Abou-Zahr has also produced an excellent article on the current regulations and methods for importing birds to the UK from Europe, since Brexit. This was something that was confusing and upsetting many members, but hopefully this will clarify the situation - Brexit and movement of parrots
> We are also making plans for a Parrot Awareness Week, from 2nd to 8th July this year, in association with UK Pet Food and others. Look out for more details as they arrive! See Parrot Awareness Week
> Avian Influenza: from 18th April, all restrictions in England on keeping poultry and other captive birds housed indoors have been lifted. However, enhanced biosecurity measures still remain in force - for full details see Avian influenza latest
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