No licence required.
Type Varieties include: Border, Gloster, Norwich, Yorkshire, Lizard, Roller, Fife.
Colour Varieties include: Red Factor, Dimorphic, Variegated, White, Yellow, Buff, Cinnamon.
Many other colours and types have been bred.
DRY SEED MIXTURE: comprising millets and plain canary seed. Niger, rape, maw and hulled oats should be available. A reputable commercial brand of seed is sufficient for pet birds.
FRESH WATER: for drinking and bathing
REGULAR GREENS: such as milk thistle, endive, dandelion, seeding grasses, etc.
CUTTLEFISH, SHELLGRIT, CHARCOAL.
AVIARIES*: minimum height 60cm; 7200 sq.cm. first bird, add 3600sq.cm. per extra bird
CAGES*: minimum height 34cm; 1600 sq.cm. first bird, add 800 sq.cm. per extra bird
PLANTS: most individuals pick the leaves from the plants in the avairy. Beware of toxic plants
MIXING: generally tolerant of other birds.
*In Victoria, a Code of Practice for the housing of caged birds applies to the keeping of birds in captivity and requires you to provide adequate space, food, water, etc. for your birds. These codes are available from Agriculture Victoria.
(NOTE: ALL LICENCING INFORMATION RELATES TO VICTORIA ONLY)
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