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1. Check the bird list for a bird leg size guide or try the "Bird Leg Band Size Calculator" below.    
2. Measure how many millimetres around the bird's leg. Enter the measurement, then click "Calclulate". mm
3. Choose a leg band size that is slightly wider than the bird leg diameter. Not too tight or too loose. mm Bird leg diameter.
4. Order bird bands online. Free delivery in Australia. Check your bird's leg occasionally after puting on leg bands to make sure that there are no problems
5. Still can't work out what size leg bands to get? Get a measuring caliper for $2.50
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Where to buy bird leg bands in Australia and overseas.
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including New South Wales (NSW), Queensland (Qld), South Australia (SA), Tasmania (Tas.), Victoria (Vic.), Western Australia (WA) Australian Capital Territory (ACT) and Northern Territory (NT).

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Why use bird leg rings?
It can be hard to tell birds apart. Leg bands make it easy.
Keep track of how old your birds are.
Keep track of what birds are related.
Identify your breeding pairs.
Identify males and females in breeds where both look similar.

What is a good bird leg banding system to use to identify birds?
Left leg - Year band showing the year of birth.
Easily identify younger from older birds.
Right leg - Coloured leg band to identify bird family groups and with a number to identify individuals

Should you use open split bands or closed bands?
Open split bands are good for identification of birds. They can be applied at any time on young or old birds and are designed to be removed.
Closed bands are good for a permanent record such as showing the year of birth. They can only be applied on young birds at around 9 days old and are not designed to be removed.

Why use a Year Band?
The bird breeder benefits as they can easily determine younger from older birds. The bird buyer benefits as they know the age of the birds that they are purchasing.

These Year Band colours are based on what some bird organisations are already using around the world.
The International Ornithological Association (I.O.A.), World Budgerigar Organisation (W.B.O.) & Confederation Ornithologique Mondiale (C.O.M.) use a six year rotation. Year 2013 Black, Year 2014 Green, Year 2015 Violet, Year 2016 Orange, Year 2017 Blue, Year 2018 Red.
Some bird clubs in Australia, use this six year rotation. Year 2013 Green, Year 2014 Black, Year 2015 Red, Year 2016 Blue, Year 2017 Purple, Year 2018 Gold.
Other individual clubs use different sets of colours for the same purpose.
It doesn't really matter what colours are used as the year is also printed on the bands, but it is good to have a consistent system with different colours for each year.

How can bird leg rings improve the fertility of your birds?
Leg bands will not make your birds more fertile but will help you to identify the most prolific and reliable birds for breeding.
By banding the babies you will know what birds are related and who the parents are.
If there are any outstanding birds you will know what families to breed from next year.

What is the difference between a bird ring and a bird band?
A bird "ring" and a bird "band" are the same item.
Known as Bird Rings in the United Kingdom and Europe.
Known as Bird Bands in the United States and other countries.

Who buys bird leg bands?
Bird Keepers.
Bird Breeders.
Bird Clubs.
Bird Dealers.
Bird Parks.
Biologists.
Bat Carers.
Colleges.
Government Departments.
Jewelry Designers.
Magicians.
Pet Shops.
Poultry Farmers.
Prawn Farms.
Schools.
Universities.
Wildlife Parks.
Wildlife Rescue.
Wildlife Researchers.

(and maybe even you.)

How do you put on plastic bird leg bands / leg rings?

Open leg banding instructions for applying plastic open split bird leg bands / leg rings.

Application tool with band. Hold the bird's leg. Tool along side the leg. Slide band onto leg. Check that band is closed.


Closed leg banding instructions
for applying closed bird leg bands / leg rings.

1.
Use closed bands on birds that are still in the nest around 9 days old, while their foot is still small enough to fit through the band.
2.
Hold the bird's leg. Apply a small amount of petroleum jelly to the bird's foot.
3.
Hold the front toes together and slide them through the band. If they don't slip through, the bird might be too old to use a closed band.
4.
Continue sliding the band over the back toe. If it gets caught you can use a toothpick or similar tool to help pick it through.
5.
Check that the band does not fall off. Check that the toes are not injured.

 

How do you put on open metal bird leg bands / leg rings?

Open leg banding instructions
for applying aluminium & stainless steel metal open split bird leg bands / leg rings.

1.
Place the leg band in pliers with the band opening facing towards the open front of the pliers.
2.
Place the opened leg band over the birds leg, between the birds knee and ankle.
3.
Close the pliers until the ends of the band meet together.
4.
To finish closing the band and to make a round shape, turn the band so that the opening faces the top of the pliers.
5.
Close the pliers until the shape of the band is round. Do not squash the band too far onto the birds leg.




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