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Old 08-30-2016, 01:15 PM   #1
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Default The Parakeet Threat of Great Britain

Should we cull the squawking parakeets? 50,000 of them are threatening British birds, gobbling crops – and they are breeding like crazy

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/arti...ike-crazy.html


Garden pest: Parakeets are pictured looting suburban bird-feeders
in South-East England



One colony alone, in Esher, Surrey, is said
to number 6,000, many of which have been
known to roost by the rugby club, leading
some fans to suggest the team should be
renamed the Esher Parakeets (file photo)
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Old 08-30-2016, 06:49 PM   #2
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Interesting; the Times, (iirc), had a fairly long article within the past year discussing the parakeet threat... same concerns expressed.
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Old 08-30-2016, 09:24 PM   #3
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Australia. The name 'Budgerigar' is actually derived from the Aboriginal name for the bird. The Aboriginal name translates to 'good eatting'
Thus the name Budgie and a possible solution? Seems like you'd have to eat an awful lot to get a meal!
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Old 08-30-2016, 11:24 PM   #4
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Those look nothing like the ones the sell here.
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Old 08-31-2016, 04:37 AM   #5
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Bit different to what most people think of as a budgie in the UK. Good hard winter should help.
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Old 08-31-2016, 06:47 AM   #6
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Those are indian ring necks, not related at all to the budgie. They can survive all but brutal winters. The are illegal in many states in the US. I believe Pennsylvania and California are still destroy on sight, no pass through states. Taking a pet bird on vacation with you is not like taking a dog.
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Old 08-31-2016, 07:03 AM   #7
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We occasionally see wild nandays, monks, and roserings. We usually spot the hawks first, as their coloring makes good camouflage. Apparently little parrots are tasty. They can all live in the wild. Budgies are more rare around here though there are big colonies in St Pete. They like to be closer to the coastline, perhaps because sea birds don't seem interested in having them over for lunch. Budgies depend on people to feed them so they are much easier to control. Interestingly the most common bird we see is the cardinal. There are dozens in the trees behind my house.
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Monks make wonderful pets. Unfortunately they are also a destroy on sight no pass through, including in a cage in your car, bird in many states.
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