To: 'Anthony Overs' <>, "" <>
Subject: Budgies
From: Don Fletcher <>
Date: Thu, 29 Aug 2019 04:01:04 +0000
Hi Anthony and all

Surely there would be networks and social media pages which may provide people 
who (collectively) are willing to take 100 budgies. One example appears to be   Transfer to other budgie keepers would 
be a better outcome for the animals, for the owner's peace of mind, for the 
environment, and for her legal situation.

It is an offence in the ACT, and probably NSW as well, to 'release' an animal 
without a licence to do so.  In the ACT, release is (quite rightly) an offence 
under two laws, the conservation law and the animal cruelty law.

I suggest she should be made aware that in the current era,  the authorities 
may take a dim view of anyone responsible for such a large release event as an 
accidental aviary escape of 100 birds.  (Specifics in each state will depend on 
things like the definition of 'animal' under each law, in each jurisdiction.  
Animal disease control laws may also be relevant perhaps as well as 
conservation and animal welfare laws.)

Maybe she should be helped to ask around on  social media forums, and to refer 
her dilemma to the relevant state agency, for advice, or even assistance.


Don Fletcher
0428 48 9990

-----Original Message-----
From: Anthony Overs <>
Sent: Thursday, 29 August 2019 12:45 PM
Subject: Budgies

Hi all

A colleague of a friend has passed away, leaving his wife with about 100
caged budgies. She doesn’t want them, and is considering just leaving the
door open to let them all go.

Any ideas on what to do with them??


<Prev in Thread] Current Thread [Next in Thread>

The University of NSW School of Computer and Engineering takes no responsibility for the contents of this archive. It is purely a compilation of material sent by many people to the Canberra Ornithologists Group mailing list. It has not been checked for accuracy nor its content verified in any way. If you wish to get material removed from the archive or have other queries about the list contact David McDonald, list manager, phone (02) 6231 8904 or email . If you can not contact David McDonald e-mail Andrew Taylor at this address: andrewt@cse.unsw.EDU.AU