Birds: licence to keep them in show cages for training
Get a general licence to keep birds in show cages that don't meet size requirements (licence GL16).
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This licence lets you keep birds in cages that don’t meet legal minimum size requirements, as long as you’re training the birds for competitive exhibition.
Under this licence you can keep birds in cages that are at least:
- 25.4cm high
- 23.13cm wide
- 11.43cm deep
You can’t keep a bird in the cage for longer than one hour in any 24 hour period.
You don’t need to apply for this licence but you must meet its conditions and follow its instructions.
Published: 31 December 2013
Updated: 1 January 2017
- Replaced licence with new version issued 1 January 2017
- Replaced licence with new version issued 1 January 2016
- new version of GL16 valid 1 January to 31 December 2015
- First published.