If you only need one or two bands, you can purchase what you need with no minimum order required. AFA has available suitable band sizes from Cockatiel to Macaw. All bands have the AFA logo imprinted. The bands are traceable through a special coding and numbering system formulated by the AFA. Any inquiries regarding the origin of a band will be forwarded to the registered code owner. It will then be the responsibility of the code owner to contact the inquirer. The bands do not have a year imprinted and no customization is available. They are silver in color and are priced per band.
Special band applicator pliers are required to properly apply and close the band. AFA offers this tool for $25.00 per size pliers needed (each size band requires a separate set of pliers). Order applicator pliers here.
Leg Band Sales are Restricted to Current AFA Members Only.
The American Federation of Aviculture offers open leg bands made from 300 series stainless steel - the same as what is currently being used by USDA quarantine stations.
Please note: Individual states may have their own banding requirements for exotic birds. AFA cannot guarantee that these bands comply with those requirements. Each aviculturist should independently verify these requirements.