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Pet shop selling magpies in cages.

Pet shop selling magpies in cages.

Postby cake » 20 May 2016, 22:53

I walked past a pet shop that had a magpie in a cage.
My phone had died so I couldn't get a photo. I will next time I pass there.

I dislike birds in cages as it is but found it strange seeing this. It was jumping around what was a small area for it. It looked stressed.
But, I suppose any bird is bad and what is the difference between a magpie and a budgie in the wide scheme of things?

Both jail for them.
But I did wonder if someone is breeding them or it was captured here?
I cannot get my head around anyone having a bird as a pet knowing captivity is like a human living in a bathroom all their lives.
I hope whoever buys it soon frees it after it makes that distinctive sound all night keeping them awake.
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Re: Pet shop selling magpies in cages.

Postby jimipresley » 20 May 2016, 23:04

Why didn't YOU buy it and set it free? :ponder:

Or better still, go into the shop, take a video and shame them on YouTube?

Or at least report it to relevant authorities or do SOMETHING?

Are we supposed to do it for you?

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Re: Pet shop selling magpies in cages.

Postby Charlie Phillips » 21 May 2016, 02:45

I would gladly free it if I could get out of my own cage.
OK, it's not a magazine. It's just shit that happens: here. http://news.thewildeast.net
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Re: Pet shop selling magpies in cages.

Postby Matchstick_man » 21 May 2016, 08:15

Dogs in the small cages irritates me. My only bad dog bite, which required medication, in Taiwan was from a caged dog. Maybe it bit me beause I never took a photo of it.

During my first year in Taiwan, I used to go to the pet store and look at the squirrels in the cages because I'd never seen a live squirrel before.
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Re: Pet shop selling magpies in cages.

Postby cake » 25 Jun 2016, 23:28

jimipresley wrote:Why didn't YOU buy it and set it free? :ponder:

Or better still, go into the shop, take a video and shame them on YouTube?

Or at least report it to relevant authorities or do SOMETHING?

Are we supposed to do it for you?

If you have a good heart, then carpe diem.

Don't pass the buck, matey. :2cents:


I would not buy it because it would only encourage him to get some more.
The same as buying puppies or kittens from pet stores.

I haven't seen it out in the front since, it is probably deeper in the shop.
I may well video it, but I would hedge a bet there are no laws on caging birds if dogs can be caged 24 hours.
And I never asked anyone to do anything. I just highlighted this strange experience wanting to know if they are bred or captured..
Maybe to a local a caged magpie as a pet is not strange.
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Re: Pet shop selling magpies in cages.

Postby tango42 » 29 Jun 2016, 11:17

Birds kept in cages for singing is a tradition in Taiwan.
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Re: Pet shop selling magpies in cages.

Postby hansioux » 29 Jun 2016, 11:24

jimipresley wrote:If you have a good heart, then carpe diem.


only know that phrase because of Community.

http://news.ltn.com.tw/news/local/paper/480210

The situation begin back in 2011. A news report at the time said "2 or 3 years ago, endemic species were rarely found in shops, but since the removal of endemic species from the conservation list, selling of endemic bird is new a wide-spread phenomenon, and there's nothing local authorities could do about it, since it technically is legal."

http://news.ltn.com.tw/news/society/paper/306371

Another related news from 2009 said "Magpies were on the conservation list, but after the removal, as long as they weren't trapped and captured, stores were allowed to sell them. The issue is it is impossible to know whether a magpie in a shop was captured or not."

It's one of those things Tsai's administration should fix, soon.
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