Archive | January, 2012
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Pookie’s Rescue Fest

Pookie’s Rescue Fest was held at Lake Lily in Maitland, Florida on January 28, 2012. This was the 4th annual fundraiser and adoption day to benefit local non-profit animal rescue groups. As it states on the website, “Animals being abandoned and turned in to local shelters continue to be at an all-time high due to current economic […]

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There’s a hole in my wall!

Being so close to their wild ancestors creates unique problems with owning a parrot as a pet. Parrots are naturally “prey animals” (ie. predators eat them: parrots are “prey”) and as such flock together in large groups as protection against predators. Parrots have loud calls so that they can communicate with their flock, and to […]

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Wallpaper removal services

Being so close to their wild ancestors creates unique problems with owning a parrot as a pet. Parrots are naturally “prey animals” (ie. predators eat them: parrots are “prey”) and as such flock together in large groups as protection against predators. Parrots have loud calls so that they can communicate with their flock, and to alert […]

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Cockatoo renovations

Being so close to their wild ancestors creates unique problems with owning a parrot as a pet. Parrots are naturally “prey animals” (ie. predators eat them: parrots are “prey”) and as such flock together in large groups as protection against predators. Parrots have loud calls so that they can communicate with their flock, and to alert […]

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Cockatoo bite

A parrot’s beak is an amazing instrument meant to be used to find the tasty and nutritious nuts inside extremely tough shells. It is a tool for climbing, preening, and protection. The force that a beak can exhibit to crack open these nuts is impressive.

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Macaw in captivity

Parrots often resort to self-mutilation in captivity. Links for more information: No easy answers to feather-picking

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Cockatoo in captivity

Parrots often resort to self-mutilation in captivity.

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African Grey Parrot in captivity

Parrots often resort to self-mutilation in captivity.

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Photos and Videos of Treatment & Sale of Wild Caught Parrots in Africa

Nearly a year ago I took a trip through West Africa and got to visit the native habitats of Senegal Parrots, Rose Ringed Parakeets, and Brown Necked Cape Parrots. I’ve already posted footage of the limited sightings I’ve made of wild parrots during the trip. Unfortunately most of my contact with parrots during the trip […]

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Cockatiel in a cage

The Cockatiel (Nymphicus hollandicus), also known as the Quarrion and the Weiro, is the smallest cockatoo endemic to Australia. They are prized as a household pet and companion parrot throughout the world and are relatively easy to breed. As a caged bird, cockatiels are second in popularity only to the Budgerigar. The cockatiel is the […]

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