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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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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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Cockatoo in a cage

The White Cockatoo, Cacatua alba (also known as the Umbrella Cockatoo or U2), is a medium-sized, approximately 46 centimetres (18 in) long cockatoo endemic to the islands of Halmahera, Bacan, Ternate, Tidore, Kasiruta and Mandiole in North Maluku, Indonesia. This threatened white parrot has brown or black eyes and a dark grey beak. When surprised, […]

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African Grey Parrot in a cage

The African Grey Parrot (Psittacus erithacus), also known as the Grey Parrot, is a medium-sized parrot found in the primary and secondary rainforest of West and Central Africa. Experts regard it as one of the most intelligent birds. They feed primarily on palm nuts, seeds, fruits, leafy matter, but have been observed eating snails. Their […]

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Macaws in captivity

Parrots often resort to self-mutilation in captivity.

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Green-winged Macaws

The Red-and-green Macaw (Ara chloropterus), also known as the Green-winged Macaw, is a large mostly-red macaw of the Ara genus. This is the largest of the Ara genus, widespread in the forests and woodlands of northern and central South America. However, in common with other macaws, in recent years there has been a marked decline […]

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Congo African Grey Parrots

The African Grey Parrot (Psittacus erithacus), also known as the Grey Parrot, is a medium-sized parrot found in the primary and secondary rainforest of West and Central Africa. Experts regard it as one of the most intelligent birds. They feed primarily on palm nuts, seeds, fruits, leafy matter, but have been observed eating snails. Their […]

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Yellow-shouldered Amazons

The charismatic Yellow-shouldered Amazon Parrot is considered vulnerable to the threat of extinction. There are only 800 remaining on Bonaire. While it does appear that the parrot population on Bonaire is increasing, 800 birds is still not very many, and other populations continue to struggle. Overall, the Yellow-shouldered Amazon Parrot still faces a serious extinction […]

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