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Parrots As Animal Assisted Therapy

I received an email from a woman interested in writing a guest post on For Parrots. I asked her what she had in mind and she suggested a few topics, one of which was Animal Assisted Therapy as it relates to parrots. This sounded great, and I agreed because I felt it was a wonderful […]

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Vida Livre (Live Free)

I feel humans have a stewardship to protect this beautiful planet that gives us so very much – physically, emotionally and spiritually. -Kitty Harvill I first crossed virtual paths with Kitty Harvill when I discovered a wonderful new book which has been created to help educate children in Brazil about the endangered Brazilian Red-tailed Amazon […]

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82 African Grey Parrots Rescued in Cameroon

JUST IN: From Ainare Idoiaga, Limbe Wildlife Centre: On 16 June 2013, with no advanced notice, Limbe Wildlife Centre was brought a total of 82 African Grey Parrots (Psittacus erithacus) that were confiscated by Ministry of Forests and Wildlife (MINFOF) officials from smugglers who issues are detected and addressed, and weight is taken. All parrots […]

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A Prayer for Sneakers

The following tribute touched my heart deeply and I requested permission to share. Once you read it, I know that you will understand why. To all the wild birds who have passed through our homes… On March 15, 2013, Marie Charon Crowley shared that her Sneakers had passed away. It turned out Sneakers was a […]

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Annabelle eating a Mash-filled Cherry Tomato. Photo credit: Shauna Roberts

Shauna’s Mash

From guest blogger Shauna Roberts: Mash is a mixture of legumes, grains, vegetables and some fruit and first became known in the ’70s by breeder John Stoodley. Since that time it evolved into a few well known recipes in the early ’90s such as Alicia McWatter’s and today is basically a whole food diet. “Whole […]

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Posies for Parrots!

Spring is coming (really, it is!) and it’s never too early to begin thinking about creating a “Parrot Garden”! In today’s post about edible flowers, guest blogger Shauna Roberts continues to share her expertise about nutrition with the following information about feeding flowers to parrots: Flowers can be a fun addition for garnish, to add […]

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The Choice

  Many people fancy having birds at their homes today. But what are the consequences of doing so? The Bird, the Cage and the Choice is a film that raises the concerns of captive breeding of birds through the views and practices of a passionate bird fancier. (-Pooja Gupta) Today I came across the work of a […]

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Peas (and Beans) Add Protein for Parrots!

For this Parrot Poster about nutrition for parrots, I am very happy to introduce you to our guest blogger, Shauna Roberts. Shauna has graciously offered her expertise and experience with avian nutrition for the next few Parrot Posters. Today, she writes about why legumes are an important part of a parrot’s diet: Legumes are low […]

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