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Important Info For All African Grey Parrot Keepers - Re Cites 1

Discussion in 'Parrot Chatter' started by TomsMum, Oct 3, 2016.

  1. Parrot797

    Parrot797 Regular Member

    Yes,I think I have either had or seen all the available mutations of Macaws.
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  2. marley

    marley Regular Member

    I also know someone who has the blue & white macaws, personally I don't like them, the golden ones are pretty but I am not keen on mutations of most species.
  3. Olsha

    Olsha Registered

    Thanks, i understand now
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  4. Olsha

    Olsha Registered

    Hi, does anyone know how to regrister/ get the Article 10 certificates for birds or animals with the Appendix I classified
  5. dianaT

    dianaT Moderator Staff Member Moderator

    You contacted Cites.
    Have a look under page 4 of My Parrot Acting Funny you will find info.
  6. Olsha

    Olsha Registered

    so to breed Appendix 1 of CITES birds you need to buy the licence?
  7. TomsMum

    TomsMum Administrator Staff Member Admin

    Yes Olsha, if you have Appendix 1 classed birds, you have to have an Article 10 to cover any commercial activity and that included breeding.

    Here is the link to the U.K. Government website information, you will find links to the paperwork and the phone number for the helpline

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  8. DizzyBlue

    DizzyBlue Administrator Staff Member Admin

    @Olsha Hi and welcome to the forum :)
    Both parents must be registered (this only needs to happen once in their life time) and any chicks bred must then be registered if they are to be sold to new owners, all chicks bred in the same year by the parents the first chick costs think its £31.00 but all the other chicks bred that year from those parent birds are charged at £1.50 per application so if the parents have say 6 chicks bred the first one will cost £21 to register and the other 5 would cost £1.50 to register each.

    You need a FED1012 for breeding Cites A classified birds.
    this is the link to the guide on how to fill out the application form https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/599372/guid-fed1012.pdf
    The application form is on this link https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/569930/form-fed1012.pdf
    Fees are explained here https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/355264/cites-ag-ct-01.pdf
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    BEVERLEY MEERS Registered

    i have a 18 year old female african grey that i bought about at 6 weeks old and brought home at 12 weeks old i have no intentions of breeding or selling her and is just a pet her ring is worn and numbers faded she is not microchipped at the moment but i am thinking about it do i need a A10 certificate
  10. TomsMum

    TomsMum Administrator Staff Member Admin

    Hi @BEVERLEY MEERS and :welcome: to the forum. No you do not need to register/obtain an Article 10 for your companion bird.

    Circumstances in which you would need to do so, would be for commercial purposes, including breeding, displaying to the public, TV work, or selling the bird. hope that puts your mind at ease:)

    I think it’s a good idea to have microchipping done, but discuss it with your Vet. Most, but not all, carry out the process using a small whiff of anaesthetic Gas, which carries a small risk.
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    BEVERLEY MEERS Registered

    thanks i was wondering if i need one just to keep her i think i will look into the chip as ring is unreadable now and there is always a first time she may escape she is due a check up in next few months so will ask when there thank you
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