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
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
> 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
> to begin with and dangerous for the bird. A properly fitted
> causes no problems.