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Why does my bird have a band on it's leg?

This is a frequent question received by breeders. First time canary buyers and a surprising number of long time bird owners are often worried when they see a metal band on such a small bird, and images of leg irons on circus animals prompt them to ask: "Why does this bird have a leg band, and is it necessary?" We wrote this simple one page explanation, in hopes it will ease the mind of a novice, and breeders may use it as an answer for the questions they receive.

If you have a question that you would like answered, please send it to our webmaster or post it on our Facebook group. Q's & A's will be added to the Resources section of our website as they are published in our member newsletter.

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