Latest Update 21.12.2016

Early Entry To Shows

ALL Parrot Society members enter our shows early at 7.30 am, you do not need to book a sales table, this is a considerable member benefit. Subscription for 2017 is £22.00.

All three Parrot Society Shows (Please see individual show pages for details) during 2016 will be held at Staffordshire County Showground on the A518 Stafford to Uttoxeter Road 4 miles from Stafford. Drivers using the M6 from either the North or South should exit at junction 14 and follow the signs for the County Showground. The Post Code is ST18 0BD.  Staffordshire County Showground Map

The birds likely to be present at this sale will be the majority of birds kept by hobbyist breeders. Only Parrot Society members can sell parrot species therefore members of the Parrot Society will mainly be selling parrot species. There will also be tables hired by Non-members who are allowed to sell finches, canaries, doves, budgerigars and fancy pigeons. For further details please contact our office on 01442 872245 or email les.rance@theparrotsocietyuk.org

Bookings by BOTH Members and Non-members for tables and entry wrist bands can be made from our on-line PSUK Shop or by post to our office Hardy House, Northbridge Road, Berkhamsted, Herts HP4 1EF telephone 01442 872245. Visitors can book their admission tickets from our on-line PSUK Shop or contact our office. Prices vary dependant on the size of the Event please see below. Car parking is free of charge.

The Council of The Parrot Society have agreed to allow Blue badge holders and one companion early entry to our events. Entry will be 1/4 hour before normal opening time, reducing the need to queue often in inclement weather. To apply for these special entry tickets please enclose a copy of your Blue Badge (both sides) with your application ticket costs are as the table below.

Accompanied children under the age of 16 years can come into any of our Shows free of charge and do not require a wrist band

 

Non Members Tables

Members Tables

Advanced Tickets

Tickets on the door

Summer Show Sunday 2nd July 2017

£15.00

£9.00

£6.00

£7.00

National Exhibition 8th October 2017

£17.00

£11.00

£8.00

£9.00

‘Help Bird Keepers’ Show 3rd December 2017

£13.00

£7.00

£5.00

£6.00

NO PET BIRDS ON ANY TABLES.

These shows are only for the sale of hobbyist breeding stock.

TRADE STANDS WILL SELL DRY GOODS such as seeds, supplements, cages, carrying boxes, parrot toys, nets in fact almost everything you need for your bird keeping hobby.

DETAILS FOR TABLE HOLDERS – ONLY TWO BIRDS PER CAGE.

The allocation of positions will be as the mail and emails are opened. Please enclose a Stamped Addressed Envelope with the letter of application, this letter must include the following statement “I agree to the conditions printed on the Parrot Society website” and the letter must be signed. If you have parrots in all wire cages please tell us; we will ensure that your table is in mid row, so that visitors cannot surround your parrot. Parakeets and Conures should not be in all wire cages.
Clean cages both inside and out at the prescribed Parrot Society size, are essential. Any tables not to a high standard will be removed and members not allowed to book tables for at least two years. PS officials will attach your name and table number to the front edge of each table. There will be a Holding Room to look after birds purchased during the Show, except at the December show.
Finches, Canaries, Budgerigars and aviary species of Doves, Quail and Fancy Pigeons can be sold on Non Members tables but there must not be more than TWO birds in each cage.

 CARE SHEETS SHOULD BE SUPPLIED WITH ALL BIRDS SOLD.

Strictly no Birds of Prey or Fowl and no other animals. Awards will be made and presented for the Best Members Tables.

BOX A The birds in Box B are not a complete list of the birds that you need to tell us about before 9th September for the National Exhibition but at least it gives you a good idea of the birds that need to be declared if you intend to offer these or similar birds for sale so that they can be placed on tables where Staffordshire Trading Standards and other experienced law enforcement agencies can easily access the sales tables.                 “I certify that the birds I intend to sell have been in my possession for at least 6 months prior to the show and I agree to the conditions on the P.S. website.”

Name…………………………………….  Signature……………………………

Date…………….

Address……………………………………………………………

…………………………………………………………………………………

BOX B Paradise Whydahs. Lavender Waxbills Strawberry Finches. Red-eared Waxbills. Silverbills. St Helena Waxbills. Cape Doves. Orange-cheeked Waxbills. Golden –breasted Waxbills. Red Bishops. Black-headed Weavers Red-headed Weavers. Napoleon Weavers. Yellow-backed Weavers. Melba Finches. Combassou Finches.  Black & White Manikins. Pintailed Whydah. Copper Sunbirds. Barbets. Broad-billed Rollers. African Zosterops. All Hummingbirds. Orange Cock of the Rocks. Tangara cyanoptera (Black headed Tanager) Tangara nigroviridis (Beryl spangled Tanagers) Tangara cayana (Burnish Buff Tanagers) Pipra erythtocrphala (Golden headed Manakin) Cyanerpes (Sugarbirds) Dacnis cayanna (Blue Dacnis)  Tangara girola (Bay headed Tanagers) Tangara arthus (Black-eared Golden Tanager) Tangara gutata (Spotted Tanager) Rampocelus sanguinolentus (Crimson-collared Tanager) Dacnis lineata (Black faced Dacnis) Tangara cyanicolis (Blue-necked Tanagers) Pipra lanceolata (Lance-tailed Manakin) Tangra heinei (Black capped Tanager) Eucometis penicillata (Grey headed Tanagers) Parosria gularis (Black-eared Cardinal) Tangara de montañas (Mountain Tanagers). Golden Song Sparrows. Yellow Bishops. Red-billed Quelea. Cut-throats. Magpie Mannikins. Icterus parisorum (Scotts Oriole). Spinus Feurtesi (Fuertes’s Oriole). Piranga Ludovencia (Western Tanager). Cyanocorax yncas (Green Jay). Myadestes unicolor (Slate-coloured Solitaire). Garralux monileger (Lesser necklaced Laughing Thrush). Sturnes cineraceus. (White-cheeked Starling). Porpyrio alleni (Allen's Gallinule). Garralux leucolophus. (White-crested Laughing Thrush). Buphagus erythrorhynchus (Red-billed Oxpecker). Lamprotornis regius (Royal Starling). Laterrallus leucopyrrhus. (Red-and White Crake). Heterophasia auricularis (White-eared Sibia). Garralux cineraceus (Moustached Laughing Thrush). Acridotheres fuscus (Jungle Myna). Acridotheres cristatellus (Crested Myna). Trenon Waalia (Bruce's Green Pigeon).  Agelaius Thilius (Yellow-winged Blackbird). Turdes Cardis (Japanese Thrush). Xantocephalus Xantocephalus (Yellow-headed Blackbird). Bleda canicapillus. (Grey-headed Bristlebill). Laniarius barbarous (Yellow-crowned gonolek). Hypergerus atriceps (Oriole Warbler). Turati Boubou (Turati's Boubou). Magpie Mannikins. Pekin Robins. Bank Mynahs. Common Mynahs.  Coal Tits. Scottish crested Tits. Red and yellow Barbets. Pagoda Starlings. White-cheeked Bulbuls.  Chestnut Sparrows. Cuban Bullfinch (Melopyrrha nigra). Indigo Buntings (passerina cyanea) Painted Buntings (passerina ciris). Blue Grosbeaks (passerina caerulea).Long-tailed Tits. Blue Tits. Great Tits. Willow Tits. Alethes. Woodpeckers, Toucans and Hornbills.

 

Confirmation of your booking will be despatched promptly providing it complies with the conditions set out above.

PARROT SOCIETY CAGE SIZES

CAGE SIZE

LENGTH

HEIGHT

WIDTH

PS 1

36 cms

31 cms

17 cms

PS 2

46 cms

38 cms

25 cms

PS 3

46 cms

46 cms

31 cms

PS 4

53 cms

53 cms

31 cms

PS 5

69 cms

69 cms

51 cms

PS 6

79 cms

79 cms

60 cms

PS 7

82 cms

86 cms

66 cms

Macaw Aviary

6 feet

6 feet

4 feet

PS 1 size is a Budgie, Lovebird cage.
PS 2 size is Cockatiel cage.

CAGE

SPECIE

SIZE OF BIRD

PS 1

Grass Parakeets, L/Birds, Lorikeets

10 --- 21 cms

PS 2

Cockatiels, Conures, small Lory’s

22 --- 29 cms

PS 3

Lory’s, Small Amazons & Cockatoos, GMR

30 --- 33 cms

PS 4

African Greys, Pennants, B/F Amazons

34 --- 45 cms

PS 5

Large Amazons, Umbrella and Moluccan Cockatoos

46 --- 48 cms

PS 6

Derbyan, Alexandrine

50 --- 58 cms

PS 7

Red-fronted and small Macaws

59 --- 64 cms

 

Macaw Aviary Scarlet, Blue & Gold, Green-winged Macaws

over 64 cms

To select size of cage find out length of bird including tail, published in “Parrots of the World” and most other publications and compare with above figures. These sizes allow for two birds per cage. It is in the interest of the birds and The Parrot Society’s reputation that members adhere to the correct size whether showing or selling.

STAFFORD PARROT SOCIETY SHOW CONDITIONS FOR THE SALE OF BIRDS.

  1. Birds shall at all times be kept in accommodation that is adequate in construction, size, amenities and positioning in the premises.
  2. Where birds are kept in cages, hutches, boxes or other receptacles which are placed on top of other cages, hutches, boxes or other receptacles, effective means should be provided for preventing water, food or other droppings falling onto or contaminating the Birds food or other surroundings which are underneath.
  3. Birds shall be adequately supplied with suitable food and drink and shall be visited at suitable intervals. All accommodation shall be cleaned daily or as often as necessary.
  4. No bird shall be displayed in a cage, hutch, box or other receptacle in such a position that it be interfered with by other Birds or unauthorised persons.
  5. Birds shall not be handed to customers in unsuitable containers.
  6. Birds and stock shall not be placed or kept in or outside the premises so as to obstruct entrance to or exit from the premises in the case of fire or other emergency.
  7. No bird which is suffering from or could reasonably be suspected of having come into contact with any other animal suffering from, any infectious or contagious disease or which is infested with parasites shall be brought into or kept on the premises unless effectively isolated.
  8. Persons selling birds not as part of a business shall display their name and table number clearly on the table they are trading from.
  9. All bird food shall be stored in suitable covered metal or other impervious closed containers so that the quality of the food can be preserved. These containers should be of such design as to allow easy cleaning.
  10. Authorised representatives of DEFRA and the local authority shall be given immediate access to all birds and relevant documentation upon request. If such access is denied, the licensee, exhibitor, trader and/or owner must withdraw the relevant birds from display or sale with immediate effect.
  11. Birds should not be sold to children believed to be under the age of 16 years.
  12. All birds shall be housed at least 0.61 metres (2 feet) above ground level. Except for ground dwelling birds which must be housed in such conditions so as not to cause unnecessary stress or suffering.
  13. No smoking shall be permitted in the premises.
  14. Birds shall only be sold in the building.
  15. All parakeets should not be shown in all wire cages.
  16. No more than two birds per cage.
  17. Inform the organisers if you intend to show Parrots in all wire cages.
  18. Care sheets should be provided for all birds.
  19. A schedule of all birds brought to the show must be completed and details of purchasers must be included, also any birds you buy at the show. This schedule must be handed in to the PSUK stand when you leave the Show. Failure to comply with this condition will mean that you will not be able to book tables for 2 years.
  20. I am a hobbyist and abide by the DEFRA definition of a hobbyist.
  21. No Pet birds or hand reared birds can be sold at this event. Failure to comply with this condition will mean that you will not be able to book tables at future events.

IMPORTANT
Your letter requesting a table(s) should clearly show your name and address and be signed. It must also include the following statement:
“I agree to the conditions printed on the Parrot Society website”.