Parrot Identification Leg Bands

This brief video overview explores the various methods of leg band identification in birds.

  • Closed or open leg bands for identification
  • Open sexing bands
  • Quarantine bands
  • Information a leg band may reveal
  • HARI birds identified with HARI and RCH leg bands for lifelong tracking
  • Species specific and individual consideration for leg band sizes
  • Safety concerns
  • Considerations for older birds (injury, pododermatitis)
  • If removal of a band is necessary, it should be discussed with your avian veterinarian
  • Alternative identification such as microchipping

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