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No advertising of competing sites/forums.
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I would like to expand on this. We have had several spammers over the last few months, which have included links to advertising and non cockatiel related sites. If you include a signature to your profile it must be related to a cockatiels site, and cockatiel or bird related info only. If the signature is not tiel related the IP address will be blocked and the user banned, no exceptions.

Also take care when posting photos or info that are not your own, because this can be copyright infringement. If you post info or a photo found on the internet please include a link, and give credit to the source of the photo/info.

Thanks :)
 

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Adding in a rule, as it needs to be brought out in the open:


*Posts or threads that promote unsafe practices may be edited, closed or deleted at the discretion of the moderators

While opinions differ on what is considered safe and unsafe for birds, we do not permit the posting of photos, videos or links to sites showing birds with natural predators, including other pets (e.g. dogs, cats etc.) or showing birds outdoors without a harness or without the protection of a secured cage.
 

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