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hello all...i am thinking of buying a umbrella 2 at my local pet store..she believed he was 5 years old because she was told this by previous owner..but thursday night i was up there playing with him or her and noticed he she has a open round band on like my 26 year old amazon....any ideas on age? thanks jeff
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Old 04-20-2012, 10:22 PM
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Re: leg bands

Leg bands through the years have been pretty much the same. I'm 60 years old, so, I've seen a lot of legbands. If you could use the band to "age" a bird, you'd have to track down the breeder through the numbers on the band. If you found him, and if he kept records, (most don't), he could trace the number back. It would be difficult and involved, and may not tell you anything. I've used bands to try to track down owners &/or breeders with very limited success.
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Re: leg bands

An open band means the bird was banded as an adult. Wild caught birds have open bands for this reason (not to say this 'too is per say, but as an example). It doesn't have anything to do with age.
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Old 04-20-2012, 11:56 PM
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Re: leg bands

Some people buy birds who aren't close banded and have open bands put on them for identification. What do the numbers/letters say?
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Re: leg bands

Open quarantine bands (the ones found on wild caught birds) have a special set of numbers and letters that actually identify the quarantine facility (providing it was a government facility and not a private facility). If you message the letters and numbers to me or post them here, I can check and see which facility and roughly WHEN the bird was imported (if that is the case). Hope this helps.
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Re: leg bands

I'll add that some breeders don't pull babies until it's too late to slip on a closed band, and there are some breeders that use open bands. Only the numbers can help determine whether it's a wild caught. Personally we no longer band any of our birds, and I would think that a reasonably minded breeder would know better than to use an open band on a U2, but I've also seen dumber things done. IF you get the bird, PLEASE get the band removed.... an open band (or a closed band) are just a recipe for disaster, especially an open on an umbrella.
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Re: leg bands

thank you for that info. my Quaker sweetie pie is not banded and I realised if he ever gets out I wont be able to identify him. Do they microchip birds of that size? Alison and sweetie pie
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Re: leg bands

Quote: Originally Posted by aliray View Post
thank you for that info. my Quaker sweetie pie is not banded and I realised if he ever gets out I wont be able to identify him. Do they microchip birds of that size? Alison and sweetie pie
I believe they do
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Re: leg bands

I got your message, it will take a day or two.... I'll let you know as soon as I do. It's tough though if the quarantine facility is closed getting the rough year can be almost impossible. We'll see.
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Re: leg bands

My friend who bought Amigo, then after five years gave to me, says that he came with no band. She bought him from a pet shop in San Diego area. Do you know if that means anything?
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