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  • 50th Anniversary History of The Parrot Society

    A HISTORY OF THE PARROT SOCIETY UK By David Coombes and Alan Jones 2016 “To encourage the study and conservation of parrot-like birds in freedom and captivity” This sentence headed page one of issue one of volume one of the magazine published by The Parrot Society in January 1967. Not at all…

  • 50th Anniversary Seminar

    50th Anniversary Seminar Part 1 50th Anniversary Seminar Part 2 50th Anniversary Seminar Part 3 50th Anniversary Seminar Part 4 50th Anniversary Seminar Part 5

  • 50th Anniversary Seminar Part 1

    50th ANNIVERSARY OF THE PARROT SOCIETY UK Alan K Jones, Parrot Society Chairman & Seminar Organiser As outlined in a short history of the Parrot Society , The Parrot Society was founded in 1966, so 2016 marked its 50th anniversary. Throughout that year, the specially designed 50th anniversary…

  • 50th Anniversary Seminar Part 2

    PS 50TH ANNIVERSARY CONVENTION PART TWO Alan K Jones BVetMed MRCVS, PSUK Chairman The morning continued with our prestigious speaker from the USA, Dr Mark Stafford. The atrocious weather conditions of the day before had caused travel disruption for many of our guests, but none more so than…

  • 50th Anniversary Seminar Part 3

    PS 50TH ANNIVERSARY CONVENTION PART THREE Alan K Jones BVetMed MRCVS, PSUK Chairman Next to take the podium was Rosemary Low, the well-known prolific writer on all things parrot, and regular speaker at conferences and meetings around the world. Her subject was “Parrot conservation in situ:…

  • 50th Anniversary Seminar Part 4

    Alan K Jones BVetMed MRCVS, PSUK Chairman Steve Brookes was followed by David Woolcock , curator of  Paradise Park and trustee of the World Parrot Trust . David reiterated the comments of previous speakers in saying that a very high percentage of the world’s parrot species are endangered,…

  • 50th Anniversary Seminar Part 5

    Alan K Jones BVetMed MRCVS, PSUK Chairman THE SPIX’S MACAW - THE AMAZING STORY OF THE WORLD’S RAREST BIRD  Well on into the afternoon now, but with no sign of flagging enthusiasm from our delegates – and little wonder, as next to take the podium was well-known parrot keeper and conservationist…

  • A Complete Beginner's Guide

    Pet Parrots - A Complete Beginner's Guide by Colin Scott Introduction The purpose of this article is to provide a complete guide for the new pet parrot owner. Parrots have been held in high regard ever since 1504 when the first live parrot was imported into the UK, although the Romans kept them…

  • A Short History of The Parrot Society UK

    Founded 1966 . Parrots have been kept by humans since or before the Egyptian Pharaohs as is evident by the murals that have been found. Many of today's well-known parrot breeders, graduated from budgies to the rarer and more expensive parrotlike species, they were of course more expensive and hard…

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  • Amazon Nest Boxes

    Amazon Nestbox 3/4"Ply or Blockboard Entrance hole 4-1/2" in Diameter approx. 2"down from top Perch cut to 5" long approx. 5" down from bottom of entrance hole Rear or side inspection door approx. 6-1/2" up from bottom 6-1/2" high. Ideally cut at a 15 0 angle to prevent excessive light or draughts…

  • Archived Articles

    > CITES uplisting of Sulphur Crested Cockatoo (Cacatua sulphurea) and the Lilac – Crowned Amazon (Amazona finschi) The formal up-listing of all species and sub species of the Sulphur Crested Cockatoo (Cacatua sulphurea) and the Lilac – Crowned Amazon (Amazona finschi) to Annex A of the EC CITES Regulation…

  • Area Meetings in Scotland

    PSUK AREA MEETING - SCOTLAND Douglas MacKenzie Scotland Coordinator Tel: 01698 292580 Email: Douglas Anne Dalton Scotland Coordinator Tel: 01294 541333 A word from the Organisers The Scottish Area is a great group of very friendly parrot enthusiasts with…

  • Area Under Construction

    17.07.2019 Members Area Under Construction - but close to going live later this month! Further Information To Follow

  • Articles

    > Articles on Parrot Species > Archived Articles We will be pleased to receive further articles and information of interest to add to our Web Site or for publication in our Magazine. Please forward by E-Mail to les.rance@theparrotsocietyuk.org or by post to: Mr L A Rance The Parrot Society…

  • Articles

    DONATE TO CONSERVATION PROJECTS Articles on the conservation of parrots from The Parrot Society UK >  State of the Ark Thought-provoking article by American Aviculturist Tony Silva, published on Facebook January 2019 > Amazon Parrots in Tamaulipas, Mexico Successful breeding of several…

  • Articles On Parrot Species

    We will be pleased to receive further articles and information of interest to add to our Web Site or for publication in our Magazine. Please forward by E-Mail to les.rance@theparrotsocietyuk.org or by post to: Mr L A Rance The Parrot Society UK. Audley House, Northbridge Road Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire…

  • Artificial Nest Boxes in Australia

    Following the success of the 'tree tinning' project, we announced in September 2018 that o ngoing financial support from the Parrot Society's Conservation fund has allowed Ray Ackroyd to produce a batch of artificial nest boxes to increase potential cockatoo nesting sites. Following disastrous fires…

  • Association Armonia Blue-throated Macaws

    The Laney Rickman reserve Logo, and overview In 2018 The Parrot Society UK sent money from its Conservation Fund to the Asociacon Armonia in Bolivia, to help establish a reserve for  Blue-throated Macaws  (Ara glaucogularis).  Tjalle Boorsma and Bennett Hennessey sent us this report from the Laney…

  • Autumn's Harvest

    We are now in that lovely time of year when the children return to school after their long summer holidays, (although I refuse to start thinking about Christmas just yet!) and nature is providing us with its wonderful autumn harvest, towards the end of the growing season. Hedgerows, gardens, and trees…

  • Avian Vets

    A Current List of Avian Vets in the UK Avian Vets July 2019

  • Beale Park

    Beale Wildlife Park & Gardens Pangbourne, Berkshire RG8 9NW Signposted from junction 12 of the  M4 This country park, situated close to the River Thames, features extensive grounds with a variety of animals, from parkland cattle and deer, through meerkats and prairie dogs, to marmosets and…

  • Bird Scene Editorial

    An introduction by the editor of Bird Scene Magazine Les Rance With some forty issues of Bird Scene under our belts I am really pleased with the progress that has been made with this e-magazine. For seventeen years I have edited the Parrot Society magazine which has been very interesting but from…

  • Bird Scene Magazine

    Bird Scene is an e-magazine from The Parrot Society UK (PSUK) to promote the Conservation work carried out by the Parrot Society UK (PSUK), to promote the National Exhibition of Birds held in October at Stafford County Showground for all hobbyist bird keepers. Bird Scene Editorial FREE…

  • Bird Scene Magazine Archive

    FREE ONLINE MAGAZINE Issue 40 - Autumn 2018 Includes: Budgerigars for Beginners Lesser Vasa Parrots Part Three  The National Exhibition Report Parrotlets for Beginners  Click the following link to view for free:  Bird Scene Magazine Issue 40 FREE ONLINE MAGAZINE Issue 39 - Summer…

  • Birdworld

    Situated 3 miles south of Farnham, Surrey on the A325, and easily accessible from the M3 and M25. Simply follow the brown and white cockatoo road signs. Postcode GU10 4LD New Cockatoo aviaries, focusing on conservation (AKJ - 2018 visit)  Many parrot species are featured in this astounding…

  • Black-Cheeked Lovebird

    BLACK-CHEEKED LOVEBIRD (Agapornis nigrigensis) One of the most threatened lovebird species by R.J.McMillan © The UK   The Black Cheeked Lovebird. © The Black-cheeked lovebird is one of the nine species from the Genus AGAPORNIS and was discovered by Dr.A.H.B.Kirkmaí in 1904. The first specimens…

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  • Breeding Parrots

    General Information on Keeping & Breeding Parrots > Egg To Parrot Illustrations from the egg to the chick soon after birth. > Parrot Care Sheets The Parrot Society UK recommends that you obtain captive-bred birds wherever possible. You must, however, remember that the larger parrots live a…

  • Brexit No-Deal

    The Government department  DEFRA  (Department of the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs) is anxious that our members are notified about possible changes to the movement of CITES-listed animals and products in the event of a No-deal Brexit. The most recent communication (7th October 2019) states - If…

  • Brotogeris Parakeets

    Brotogeris Parakeets An article written some years ago (Nov 1998) by long-term Parrot Society member and past Trustee Colin Scott© Still with much relevant information today, but updates are welcome. The Brotogeris Parakeets are a family of small 7-9 inch (18-23 cm) South American Parakeets. According…

  • Buy Show Tickets

    When available tickets can be purchased from the Parrot Society UK shop. Tickets may be made available a few weeks after the previous show so please check the following page on a regular basis. Ticket announcements can also be found in the members monthly magazine. To review available tickets…

  • Buyers Beware (Caveat Emptor)

    Buyers Beware Parrot Society member P.J.Hudson wrote this article some years ago - Buying birds without seeing them first Having kept birds for some 16 years I have been fortunate to have always had access to transport to travel around the country to collect birds for my collection. This…

  • Canarywings

    My experience with Canary-winged Parakeets © Again an article from some years ago (Jan 1999) by long-term Parrot Society member Eric Morfitt.  A few years ago a veterinary friend of mine who was taking up a new post in another part of the country rang and asked if I would care to purchase a small…

  • Captive Breeding of the Cape Parrot

    William Horsfield© Amazona Parrot Breeding Facility, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. History of captive breeding. Until fairly recently, all the Cape Parrots bred in captivity in South Africa have been progeny of wild-caught birds. The founder stock of wild-caught breeding birds had either - been deliberately…

  • Chairman's Blog

    CHAIRMAN Alan Jones Preferred contact by email: Alan Jones Chairman’s Page June 2019 Maybe I shouldn’t speak to soon, but it seems that summer is well and truly on the way, with sunshine and blue skies, although the breeze is still a bit fresh. Wild and garden flowers are flourishing…

  • Cheshire & North Area

    Meetings held at Tarporley Community Centre, High Street, Tarporley CW6 0AY All enquiries to  07779 889922 Cheshire & North Area

  • Cites

    >  Brexit No-deal > DEFRA > CITES Article 10 Certificates A list of CITES Annex “A” psittacines. All these birds need the proper DEFRA paperwork Cockatoos Cacatua goffini - goffin's cockatoo Cacatua haematuropygia - philippine/red vented cockatoo Cacatua moluccensis-…

  • CITES Article 10 Certificates

    CITES Article 10 Certificates - a step by step how to guide Given the recent uplisting of the African grey ( Psittacus erithacus ) to Appendix I, we have been contacted by a multitude of members trying desperately to meet the requirements of DEFRA and register their parrots. Unfortunately this…

  • CITES uplisting of Sulphur Crested Cockatoo (Cacatua sulphurea) and the Lilac – Crowned Amazon (Amazona finschi)

    CITES uplisting of Sulphur Crested Cockatoo ( Cacatua sulphurea ) and the Lilac–crowned Amazon parrot ( Amazona finschi ) 25th August 2005   Sulphur-crested Cockatoo hen (AKJ) Lilac-crowned Amazon Parrot (AKJ) The formal up-listing of all species and sub species of the Sulphur…

  • Classification of Psittaciformes

    All living things are classified into groups, which are further sub-divided, according to their relationships with each other. Aristotle classified animals crudely, according to whether or not they had blood, but the hierarchical system of taxonomy that has served us well and continues to be used to…

  • Conservation

  • Conservation - The Parrot Society UK

    Conservation of Endangered Parrots is important to The Parrot Society Most publicised conservation support is 'ex situ' - i.e. outside of Parrot Society activities, and generally outside of the UK, and involves the sending of funds following specific requests, to projects that have been well-researched…

  • Constitution of The Parrot Society UK

    The name of the Society shall be The Parrot Society hereinafter called The Society. The objects of the Society shall be to promote the study, conservation and welfare of all members of the parrot family (order Psittacidae). In the furtherance of these objects, the Society shall have the following…

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    * Flamingo Land * Tropical Bird Gardens * Birdworld * Beale Park * Paradise Park

  • Deaths in Parakeets and Cockatoos Caused by Adult Ticks

    DEATHS IN PARAKEETS AND COCKATOOS, CAUSED BY ADULT TICKS by Les Rance, UK© For a number of years prior to the 1999 breeding season I had lost the occasional parakeet due to an adult tick attaching itself to the bird and taking a meal of blood. I do not think that I ever lost more than two birds per…

  • DEFRA

    Department of the Environment, Food & Rural Affairs ( DEFRA ) For ALL animal licensing queries, please review the following website: https://www.wildlife.licensing@apha.gsi.gov.uk The Animal and Plant Health Agency (APHA) Horizon House, Deanery Road, Bristol, BS1 5AH 0117 372 3700

  • Disease Control at Bird Shows

    Bird shows potentially pose an ideal opportunity for the spread of infectious diseases, and many instances occur where recently purchased birds fall ill a few days after such a show, when in their new home. The diagnosis of the root cause of such disease, and confirming a 'chain of responsibility'…

  • PSUK Shop - Books

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  • PSUK Shop - Summer Show

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  • PSUK Shop - 12 Month UK Family Membership

    Membership of The Parrot Society UK View more information on the advantages of becoming a PSUK Member Prospective members are reminded that membership runs annually from JANUARY to DECEMBER. Membership of the PSUK is sold as FAMILY membership. This means that everyone living at the same address…

  • PSUK Shop - Brazil 2011 - Living The Dream

    This is an account of a trip made by Alan K Jones, to Brazil, to see the Parrots that have so much directed the course of his life and work, in what can only be described as simply Living the Dream. Price includes delivery. All proceeds to the PSUK Conservation fund

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  • PSUK Shop - PSUK 50th anniversary T-shirt

    A 50th anniversary T-shirt with PSUK logo and conservation projects the PSUK supports. Sizes: S - M - L Price includes delivery

  • PSUK Shop - The Parrot Society UK Club Pin Badge

  • PSUK Shop - The Parrot Society UK Binders

    Will hold 2 years of magazines

  • PSUK Shop - Brazil 2016 - Conservation in Action

    This is Alan Jones' (Chairman of the PSUK 2016) personal account of a trip to Brazil to see first hand some of the conservation projects the PSUK is supporting, in particular the planting of 50 Licuri Palm trees in aid of the Lear`s Macaw conservation project to mark the 50th anniversary of the Parrot…

  • PSUK Shop - Brazil 2011 & Brazil 2016

    Buy both volumes and save even more, while helping to save parrots! Enjoy the beautiful photographs and add these stunning books to your collection, with all proceeds going to the PSUK Conservation Fund. Ideal Christmas present! Price includes delivery.

  • PSUK Shop - Parakeet Breeding

    Some guidelines for beginners.

  • PSUK Shop - Colour Mutations

    Colour Mutations, some guidelines for beginners.

  • PSUK Shop - Amazon Parrots as Pets

    Amazon Parrots as Pets, some guidelines for beginners from The Parrot Society UK.

  • PSUK Shop - Grey Parrots as Pets

    Grey Parrots as Pets, some guidelines for beginners from The Parrot Society UK.

  • PSUK Shop - Keeping Australian Parakeets

    Keeping Australian Parakeets

  • PSUK Shop - The African Grey Parrot

    The African Grey Parrot

  • PSUK Shop - Donate To Our Conservation Funds

  • PSUK Shop - Donation to The Scarlet Macaw in Costa Rica

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  • PSUK Shop - Donation to The Major Mitchell`s Cockatoo in Australia

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  • PSUK Shop - Donation to Parrot Conservation in Bolivia

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  • PSUK Shop - Donation to The Major Mitchell`s Cockatoo in Australia

  • PSUK Shop - Donation to Parrot Environmental Education in Columbia

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  • PSUK Shop - Donation to The Kakapo in New Zealand

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  • PSUK Shop - Donation to The Yellow-shouldered Amazon in Bonaire

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  • PSUK Shop - National Exhibition (October Show)

  • PSUK Shop - 18 Month UK Family Membership

    If you are applying for membership in July or later in the year, then you have the option of purchasing 18 months' membership, whereby you will receive the July-December magazines of the current year, and the next year's 12 monthly magazines. 

  • PSUK Shop - Help Bird Keeper’s Show – Non-members Tables

    Non-member's tables for The Help Bird Keeper’s Show on 1st December 2019 at Stafford County Showground are £17.00 each. Only two tables can be booked per non-member, and only two entry wrist bands can be booked per table. You will need to buy entry wrist bands as well (£5 each), limited to two per…

  • PSUK Shop - Help the Birdkeepers (December) Show

  • PSUK Shop - Help Bird Keeper’s Show – Members Tables

    Member's Tables for The Help Bird Keeper’s Show on 1st December 2019 at Stafford County Showground are £10.00 each. Only two tables per member and two entry wrist bands can be booked per table. Please read carefully the full conditions at PSUK Show Information

  • PSUK Shop - Help Bird Keeper’s Show – Entry Wrist Bands

    Help Bird Keeper’s Show – Entry wrist bands The Help Bird Keeper’s Show on 1st December 2019. Members and table holders are allowed entry at 7.30 am and will receive PINK entry wrist bands. Non-members will receive ORANGE entry wrist bands, where entry is allowed from 9.00 am. We will check all applications…

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