RECORD-KEEPING OF YOUR ROSE-RINGED PARAKEETS
Puzzled or worried about your Ringneck Parakeet Record-keeping?
To begin with, keeping proper records of your Ringnecks are very important. (As discussed in one of the previous Ringneck Parakeets articles.) This will ensure compliance with the DEA’s conditions for the permit issued to PASA (read more here).
By the end of March each year, our club has to submit an annual report to PASA. Information submitted is for a yearly period, ie. 1 March 2017 to 1 March 2018. (See the list of info needed here).
HOW TO KEEP RECORDS OF YOUR RINGNECKS
In the first place, you may use a computer-based system or paper records. Either method is acceptable, as long as you can:
- Easily extract information upon request;
- Store the information for a period of 5 years;
- Keep all the information up to date;
- Make regular back-ups and;
- Avoid any loss of information and ensure that copies of your information are stored off-site.
In brief, there are two things to consider before deciding on the method and format of your Ringneck Parakeet record-keeping. Your Ringneck records will have to include:
- certain information to be submitted annually;
- other information to be available and presented upon request during an inspection.
Therefore it is important to keep all your records up to date. By the way, the annual submission of Ringneck information was discussed in detail in another article. Alternatively, you could always spend some time on the website of the Department of Environmental Affairs.
INFORMATION TO BE INCLUDED IN YOUR RECORDS
To summarize, information that must be included in your Ringneck records can be sub-divided into four categories.
- personal details (includes owners, buyers and sellers)
- individual birds, and
- escaped birds.
Please fully read the Permit Conditions document issued by the DEA to PASA regarding the record keeping of Ringnecks.
Cacadu Bird Club Members may request a sample record in Exel-format from the secretary