RSSAuthor Archive for Barrie Shutt

Barrie began in the hobby in 1960 after becoming desperate to own a pet as a young boy who was totally interested in animal life. His first purchase was a pair of red eared waxbills. These did not withstand the Cumbrian weather, so his next foray into birds began by reading every bird book he could lay his hands on - before coming across the weekly publication, "Cage and Aviary Birds". This began his life's interest in our hobby which he regarded as a continual learning process year by year. Barrie is a great supporter of the internet and as well as www.budgerigarworld.com, he also finds www.budgerigars.co.uk to be a good source of information. However, he stresses that there is good information and poor information out there in magazines as well, but you have to think carefully and sift out the purely anecdotal from the downright bad material.

“Today’s pet budgerigar owner could be tomorrow’s breeder and exhibitor”, says Barrie Shutt.

“Today’s pet budgerigar owner could be tomorrow’s breeder and exhibitor”, says Barrie Shutt.

The hobby in general is sadly lacking promotion.

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2012 Photo Gallery - Barrie Shutt, UK

2012 Photo Gallery – Barrie Shutt, UK

View Barrie’s top quality budgerigars.

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Bruce Ross – the “Ideal” Committee Man

Barrie Shutt interviews Bruce Ross.

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Avian Malaria – Protecting Your Stud

Budgerigar breeders should adopt the same rigorous regimes to protect their birds as were used when H5N1 avian flu threatened.

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The Shape of Things to Come

Why would anyone want to keep, breed and exhibit budgerigars? And, supposing you did, where would you get the know-how?

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