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LOL, I like that. I can understand why few would be willing to put it in their yard though.

I'd consider putting a sign like that in my yard. Do you thing it would work as bait? The ... be charged with entrapment. Obviously putting lies on signs isn't illegal. Just look at any street corner before an election.

Here in Colorado we have a "make my day law" anyway. If someone breaks in while you're home, you can just shoot them and it's too bad for them. No questions asked. I think it reduces the "hot" burglary ( where someone is home ) and B&E, rape rate etc.

- Mama Bear
But it sounds like people are saying that they should be kept on for ID, and so people know your bird isn't stolen.

So how does anyone know a bird with or without a band is or is not stolen? Even with a ... of ownership> You really need to check out the integrity person selling a bird. Of course that's not easy either.

If I ever caught someone breaking in and trying to hurt or steal my bird, I'd kill them on the spot, trying not to splatter them on the poor bird in the process.

- Mama Bear
The best thing for that is a microchip. If someone ... birds though. You would have to ask an Avian vet.

But I've heard things about the chips migrating under the skin? It sounds scary.

It would be relatively easy to modify a microwave oven to work as a microchip eraser but not injure the animal they're implanted in. By eraser I mean it would permanently render the chip non-functional.
LOL, I like that. I can understand why few would be willing to put it in their yard though.

I'd consider putting a sign like that in my yard. Do you thing it would work as bait? The ... be charged with entrapment. Obviously putting lies on signs isn't illegal. Just look at any street corner before an election.

LOL, yeah, they would probably want to sue you for "false advertising".
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If you live in the right state and if you never plan to travel and if you plan to live forever so that the bird will never be placed into a breeding situation and if you never need to prove that that bird is yours based upon markings and corresponding paper work go ahead and remove the band.

Some states mandate banding, I think Colorado is one and I am sure New Jersey is another. I band all of my birds. I use proper sized bands for each bird. If properly banded there should never be a problem. Many clubs provide band recording services even on line there is a Yahoo group for folks seeking to identify based upon the band. Micro-chipping is not an option for birds such as say Pacific Parrotlets-they are way to small.

I will not buy a bird that is not banded, or has had the band removed. Banding allows monitoring of the genetics when backed up by documents (i.e.. you can not sell one of my birds back to me if the band is still there)(also I can check within the breeder community to see if "that" band came from a breeder I deal with for other breeding stock).

I can prove that this bird is mine if it is banded and I maintain my records correctly.
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If you live in the right state and if you never plan to travel and if you plan to live ... I can prove that this bird is mine if it is banded and I maintain my records correctly. Bob Wheeler

Interesting. Well I guess we should leave it on then, but it really does bug him, he chews on it a lot.

- Mama Bear
If you live in the right state and if you ... is banded and I maintain my records correctly. Bob Wheeler

Interesting. Well I guess we should leave it on then, but it really does bug him, he chews on it a lot.

Is it really annoying him, or is he just playing with it? All my budgies seem to enjoy rotating the rings - I think they gnaw on them to sharpen their beaks too...
Interesting. Well I guess we should leave it on then, but it really does bug him, he chews on it a lot.

Is it really annoying him, or is he just playing with it? All my budgies seem to enjoy rotating the rings - I think they gnaw on them to sharpen their beaks too...

I'm not entirely sure. He seems kind of aggitated when he bites it.

- Mama Bear
Is it really annoying him, or is he just playing ... think they gnaw on them to sharpen their beaks too...

I'm not entirely sure. He seems kind of aggitated when he bites it. - Mama Bear

My avian vet says that bands are not the best thing for identifying your bird because they can be taken off or switched out. In his opinion, microchips are better and safer.
Since your bird didn't come with any kind of paperwork, I think it would be ok to remove the band (especially if its bothering him), as long as you keep it somewhere safe in case you need it for something. That said, if you take the band off, I would recommend getting him some kind of identification (i.e. a microchip), in case of disaster. My vet pointed out that when Katrina hit, many animals had nothing to help identify their owners - the ones with microchips were all able to be reunited with their families.
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