How Do Birds Fly?

Ever wondered how birds fly? “Yeah, sure!” you might say, “that’s a real stupid question… they flap their wings, of course!” Yes, of course, duh! They have wings…but so does a chicken, an ostrich, a kakapo and a kiwi. Chickens love to flap their wings! But they don’t fly…?! (Kakapo are also known as “owl […]

Cage and Transport Requirements of a Ringneck Parakeet

By now, everyone should know that these birds are classified as an invasive species. However, it would seem that there are still some owners not aware of all the legal requirements. Owners also need to be aware of the Cage and Transport Requirements of a Ringneck Parakeet.   Psittaculi Kramerii aka Rose-Ringed Parakeet aka Ringneck […]

Forthcoming Event

COMING UP… Regular Club Events are held where members, their family and fellow bird-lovers get together. Events include meetings, socials and excursions. Feel free to browse the photo collections in our Events Gallery. Details of our next forthcoming event are as follows:     !! Diarize the date !! WATCH THIS SPACE If you are […]

New Events

COMING UP… Regular Club Events are held where members, their family and fellow bird-lovers get together. Events include meetings, socials and excursions. Feel free to browse the photo collections in our Events Gallery. Details of our next forthcoming event are as follows: Diarize the date!! Saturday, 31 August 2019 Excursion to the aviaries of some […]

Ringneck Parakeet Cage Requirements

In this rather short article you will find the Ringneck Parakeet Cage Requirements as stipulated by Department of Environmental Affairs.   Do they have access to the outside if they escape their cage?! Can they escape their cage?! Psittaculi Kramerii aka Rose-Ringed Parakeet aka Ringneck Parakeet/Parrot   Everyone (should) know by now that Ringneck Parakeets […]

Ringneck Parakeet Record-keeping

  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 […]

Ringneck Parakeets – What You Need To Know (continued)

  CLASSIFICATION OF THE ROSE-RINGED PARAKEET (RINGNECK) AS AN INVASIVE SPECIES In a previous article (read it here), I discussed certain things all owners of Ringneck Parakeets need to know. I also mentioned that the Biodiversity Act, 2004 (Act no. 10 of 2004, as amended) classifies Ringnecks as an invasive species. Through all the confusion […]

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