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Old 12-24-2019, 09:55 PM   #1
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Leg Bands??

So, I understand all exotic birds must have leg bands. My mother, actually owed the Midwest Bird Banding Company, and sold these bands to all zoos in the area, and a lot of breeders. Ok... that being said... Mango does not have a leg band. Am I supposed to/should I order one for him? That would be a really fun evening... trying to put a leg band on an adult conure. Why does he need one? He's not going anywhere... I understand that any offspring I would sell need leg bands, for whatever the reason is. Does Mango need one that badly?
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Old 12-24-2019, 10:07 PM   #2
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I don't like them myself and Pip did not come with one either when I bought him. If he would have had one I would have had it removed so he did not have to deal with it on his leg all the time. I am not real sure what they are used for I am guessing so they can be registered and be tracked back to where they were hatched.
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My Bogie had a leg band because he was registered with the state of Florida and was born here. When he was 2 years old, he kept picking at it. I had the vet remove it and we found a cyst forming underneath where the band rubbed against him. I wouldn't bother to put one on Mango, unless it is state law. Check with your State's Attorney General. That person is an elected official ( usually).


If you are serious in selling avian offspring, you have to have Genetic records of Mango and his mate. This is for customer's who may want to purchase male and female birds from you and continue a known bloodline. But, if you want to raise chicks and sell them just for pets at a lower price, then I wouldn't bother with genetic DNA lineage paperwork. Some customers want to know if their bird comes from a healthy lineage.


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I understand the use of leg bands for tracking and breeding and whatever state regulations there are. That said, as a owner I think they are unnecessary, uncomfortable for the bird and dangerous. I have had the vet remove every leg band from all of my birds. The only kind you could even put on after they are grown is an open band, and those are even more dangerous than the closed bands. There really is no reason whatsoever I can see that he would need one.
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I am glad neither of my birds have bands. If they did I would most likely remove them. They are just unnecessary government incursion into private affairs and as most such things tend to cause more harm than good.

The original bands were to track parrot importation. Sadly that ended in 92 and thus so did their purpose.
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Old 12-25-2019, 04:31 PM   #6
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So, I understand all exotic birds must have leg bands.

That is not true and an incorrect statement.
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Old 12-26-2019, 03:12 PM   #7
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Jackie... What do you mean, this is an untrue statement? I thought all exotic birds are required to have a leg band... it would be music to my ears to hear this is untrue. Because... I'm going to breed and sell these... I would hate to strap on a dangerous piece of equipment to a birdie's leg, if it's not mandated by the federal government.
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Old 12-26-2019, 03:31 PM   #8
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Talked to my vet office... they are unwilling to remove the bands.
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Old 12-26-2019, 04:35 PM   #9
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according t Ks state law... all exotic birds must be banded. I find this horribly cruel, the local vet will not remove the band...
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It is not a federal law for pet birds born to be banded. Your particular state may have a law on the record, but I would check with your actual state for that. Some states have a law requiring birds to be banded if crossing state lines.
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