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  • Roy Cooke

    It is with sadness that we announce the passing of the Northern BS Secretary Roy Cooke. Roy served the Northern BS as Secretary with distinction for 28 years and will be sadly missed by all who knew him. He was a member of the BS for 37 years and in 2017 was awarded the Peter [ Read More » ]

  • World Championship Show Bird Images

    Date: 29th & 30th September 2018 Benched : 2122 All Images Copyright M Freakley except Grey YB & Albino AA Major Winners Best In Show – F,C & J McGovern   Best Young Bird – R & M Miller   Best Opposite Sex Any Age – F, C & J McGovern Best Opposite Sex Young [ Read More » ]

  • Avian Tuberculosis

    Kevin Eatwell BVSc (Hons) DipZooMed (Reptilian) DipECZM (Herpetology and Small Mammals). RCVS specialist in zoo and wildlife medicine. ECZM recognised veterinary specialist in Herpetological Medicine. Avian tuberculosis has been identified as a potential threat to budgerigar studs. This is not a new disease but is uncommon in parrotlike birds. Increasing numbers have been identified via [ Read More » ]

  • General Council Meeting Summary September 2018

    The Budgerigar Society   Summary of the BS General Council Meeting held on Sunday 23 September 2018 at the BS Office, Northampton with the following decisions being ratified:   The GC attended a BS Development Workshop facilitated by Jonathan Bowyer of Fiona Reed Associates the day prior to the GC Meeting. All Councillors agreed that [ Read More » ]


    By Ghalib Al-Nasser, Club Show Committee Chairman With The Budgerigar Society Club Show, the Show of Shows, approaching rapidly on the weekend of 29th & 30th September 2018 at The Dome, Doncaster, DN4 7PD, the Show Committee is putting forward new innovations and incentives to further enhance the show and hoping for a further increase [ Read More » ]

  • Newcastle Disease

    The Society has been informed by DEFRA that following a number of outbreaks of a virulent strain of Newcastle Disease in small poultry flocks, commercial layers and other capitive birds in Belgium, Luxemburg and the Netherlands the risk of a disease outbreak in the UK has been raised from Low to Medium (meaning “outbreak likely [ Read More » ]

  • Society Administrator

    The Society Administrator is currently on sick leave and will return to work on Tuesday 28th August. Meantime all ring orders, product orders and new member applications which are made via the BS website or the mail will be dealt with on a daily basis. For anything of an urgent nature please contact the Vice [ Read More » ]

  • Sad News – Eric the Spangle

    The Budgerigar Society Promotion Team is very sad to report that Eric the Spangle Budgie has sadly passed away. Eric has been a huge part of the Promotional team for the past 4 years and In that time he has been a true ambassador for the hobby of Budgerigars. Eric aka the king or the [ Read More » ]

  • Sad News – John Bonner

    The Society has been informed of the death of former President John Bonner of Flitwick, Bedford in his 84th year. John died on 23 May, 2018 at home after suffering complete organ failure and cancer of the bladder. A family only funeral was held on 04 June. John was an Honorary Life Member of the [ Read More » ]

  • Office Closure – Annual Leave

    The Budgerigar Society office will be closed for annual leave between 25th July and 8th August, 2018. Members who require rings, seed or product should place their order prior to this date to ensure delivery. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

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