Hi Naunnie, The most inportant thing about seamless bands that you should know is. They come in different sizes and if the wrong size is used it can be harmful to the bird. One must use the proper size band. Remember that differenct pigeon breeds also come in different sizes a KING is big while a Figerita is small.. All baby birds are small at six days and therefore any size will go on BUT the danger here is the a small band can be put on most any baby pigeon ,but as the bird grows the band becomes tight and cuts off circulation to the foot when this happens gangrene sets in and the birds foot will die and the foot will fall off.So be sure that you have the correct size band for the breed of bird that you will be banding. ...GEORGETell it all. Some us of need to know.
like I said before, it marks a bird you want to breed or remember it's sex or mark for identification....I also said I do not like the spiral bands, your bird is an example, the spirals are not meant for growth, they just are a different kind of band, glad you got it off your bird, a seemless band is smooth and does not hurt the leg of the bird, unless you get the wrong size as George has already said. read over the pre posts for reminders of what benifits the bands have. spirals are the only ones I do not like.Oh! I forgot... Just curious. Are the spiral type meant to expand as the bird grows older? Okay... maybe I'm still a little angry! What is the benefits of using this type of band?
Hi NAUNNIE,Sprial are used to identify sex or mated pairs, things of that nature. Sprial bands are aold type band there is a newer type that is called snap on these are a better type to useas they can be easly remover and reusedon another bird GEORGEOh! I forgot... Just curious. Are the spiral type meant to expand as the bird grows older? Okay... maybe I'm still a little angry! What is the benefits of using this type of band?