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Re: Banding Babies

Posted by Lenny on 11/22/07
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    I agree the band should be closed but I will not pull a baby till
    it is 2 or 3 weeks old and obviously by then its to late. I want
    bands for my own use and it has to have a date, aviary name and
    state if anyone knows where I can purchase these I would be
    grateful thanks


    On 11/21/07, Clarese wrote:
    > On 11/21/07, Anthony F. wrote:
    >> If you had the task I do of cutting a band off of a mean Yellow
    >> Nape Breeder you would never band a baby again. I keep a diary
    >> of each baby plus a picture goes in their file every two days.
    >> If person needs a band to trust me they are buying from the
    >> wrong person.
    >>
    >>
    >> On 11/20/07, GreyLady wrote:
    >>> On 11/19/07, Lenny wrote:
    >>>> I am looking for bands probably open bands because I am
    >>>> going to pull them at 3 weeks. I have banded other birds
    >>>> and in my experience you have to band in the first week.
    >>>
    >>> In my opinion, why waste your time amd money using open
    >>> bands. They are technically meaningless, in the grand scheme
    >>> of things. You may know that you personally placed them on a
    >>> certain bird who matches up with certain records but an open
    >>> band could have been placed by anyone, at anytime so they are
    >>> not going to mean anything to a savvy buyer.
    >
    > The only good band, in my opinion, is one that has DETAILED
    > information inscribed. First and foremost, the YEAR is
    invaluable
    > when it comes to knowing the age of the bird. You know as well
    > as I do that birds are passed around and each time this happens
    > a "new story" comes with the bird that suits the seller.
    > It should also have the breeder's or aviary initials, the state
    > as well as an identifying number.
    > Closed banding is the only way to go. As it was mentioned, an
    > open band it worthless.
    > No offense Anthony, but your pictures and diary mean nothing to
    > the bird once it leaves your possession.
    > Some breeders are too cheap to order bands for each year so most
    > bands do not have the year imprinted. It's a shame because each
    > time a bird is sold, it becomes younger and younger.
    > In case you haven't noticed, there are a LOT of unscrupulous
    > breeders out there.
    >
    > Why would you have to cut off a band other than it was over
    sized
    > to begin with and dangerous for the bird. A properly fitted
    band
    > causes no problems.