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Hi

I wanted to get my Tiel microchipped BUT I was wondering if there are any other methods of 'tagging' birds? Such as using rings with phone numbers on, or even printing wings with telephone numbers like they do with racing pigeons?

I ask this because I am concerned that it might not occur to someone to get a Tiel scanned at the vet if found as it is not commonly know that birds can be chipped.

Any advice?
 

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'Tiels are so small that vets recommend not getting them chipped because it could injure them. Most people use leg bands with a specific number on the band that can be used to identify them.
 

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thanks, I was worried about that too, but had read that it could be done. I will look into getting a leg band. I'm based in the UK so if anyone could recommend a reliable company that would help.
 
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