BREEDER'S CORNER

DNA SEXING INFORMATION

There are a few sexing laboratories available in Australia for sending samples to for DNA sexing:

 

ANIMETICS

DNA SOLUTIONS

CURTIN UNIVERSITY

  • 08 9266 7475 or 0417 915 837

  • d.groth@curtin.edu.au

  • Blood & Feather Testing

  • Purchase Sample Kits: No

  • C/O Dr David Groth,
    School of Biomedical Sciences,
    Curtin University
    GPO Box U1987, Perth WA 6845

AIR FREIGHT

DEPOT CONTACT POINTS AND LOCATIONS

HOW TO BOOK ONLINE TRAVEL

Call Virgin Australia Cargo Contact Centre on 13 82 87

 

You will need to have the following information:

  • Your full name 

  • Your mobile number

  • Your email address

  • Departing Airport and Arriving Airport 

  • Date (you can ask for available times on that date)

  • Box size and total weight (box + bird/s)

  • Receiver's Name 

  • Receiver's mobile number

  • Your credit card details for payment

AIR FREIGHT LODGMENT FORM

Download the following form and fill in AWB Number, Origin, Destination, Date and Signature.

 

 

FREIGHT BOX SIZES

Freight boxes can be purchased from the Parrot Society here.

PSA Product Name
Size
Weight
Extra Small Single
14cm x 21cm x 15cm
560g (+ bird/s)
Small Single
26cm x 25 x 15cm
960g (+bird/s)
Medium Single
32cm x 25cm x 15cm
1.16kg (+bird/s)
Large Single
31cm x 30cm x 21cm
TBA
Small Double
30cm x 30cm x 15cm Compartment width 15cm
1.4kg (+bird/s)
Double
43cm x 25cm x 15cm Compartment width 21cm
1.6kg (+bird/s)
Triple
65.5cm x 26cm x 15cm Compartment width 21.5cm
1.9kg (+bird/s)
HELPFUL TEMPLATES

Download the following forms to help streamline your record keeping processes.

LEG RINGS 

Leg bands are important to for keeping accurate records, ensuring DNA results are accurately assigned to each chick and tracking breeding lines. These can be generic numbered bands or custom printed with your initials or aviary code. 

Closed bands that are placed on the leg in the nest before 2 weeks of age.

Aluminium closed bands are generally suitable for smaller birds, such as Pyrrhua conures and quakers, but we recommend ordering stainless steel for sizes 7mm/R/Size "11" and larger. The bigger the beak, the easier it is for them to clamp the band onto their leg and cause damage and injury. We do not recommend split rings as they have an increased risk of entrapment on their enclosure.

 

PURCHASE LEG RINGS

Leg rings can be purchased through:

Bird Bands (custom) 

www.birdbands.com/legrings/personalised

 

Generic (numbered)

Parrot Society

www.parrotsupplies.com.au/collections/leg-rings

COMMON BAND SIZES

  • 5.5mm | N | Size '9' | Aluminium Closed - Suitable for green cheeked conures  

  • 6mm | P | Size '10' | Aluminium Closed - Suitable for quakers

For a complete size guide, see:

www.birdbands.com/birdlist

www.birdbands.com/legrings/comparison

LEG BAND CUTTERS

It is a good idea to invest in a pair of leg ring cutters. It is much safer than a pair of small pliers.

 

Bird Bands sells them here:

www.birdbands.com/legringcutterscissors