Caged birds

Advice about the management and care of caged birds for NSW schools.

Using these notes

These notes:

  • have been written to be consistent with community, industry and research and teaching based animal welfare legislation
  • apply to all schools in NSW, government and non-government
  • contain standards (in bold italics at the beginning of each section) and guidelines. The standards must be met by schools, in accordance with the requirements of the Animal Research Authority. The guidelines are the desirable practices to achieve desirable animal welfare outcomes
  • reflect available scientific knowledge, current practice and community expectations.

Each section of these notes lists any approved activities, with their approved categories, that are applicable to caged birds. A complete list of the approved activities for all species can be found in Approved activities.

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