On 1/21/05, patty wrote:
> my quaker dosent have a band or any sort of id and i want
> to do something incase he gets lost or something. what can
> i do? and who would i talk to?
Well you can buy an open band,but most adult birds don't take
very well to that,and it's too easy to remove.IN fact most
times if your bird is "lost" a closed band will end up
removed as well.Those guys down in Miami that had an aviary
full of stolen birds had removed the bands,but the owner of
several pairs of Amazons had her birds chipped,so she got
The best way to go is with a microchip.You'd talk to your
avian vet about this.For about $40 they insert a microchip
under the skin,it's not visible,easy as getting a shot,and
theives can't remove it.Chipping is getting to be more and
more common as well.