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12 YouTubers For Parrot Lovers You Need To Know

At first I thought to myself “this’ll be fun.”   Once I started the project it was a bit more difficult than I forecasted.   I originally started with 9 YouTube channels but some favorites needed to be included not simply based upon numbers.   For those who are not following on us Facebook or …

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Incoming Category 2 Hurricane & You’re Chasing a Bird Under Furniture

Re-posting this on 09/01/2017 with hurricane Harvey as a stark reminder of mother nature’s dark side. Parrots and Evacuation Kits are one of my favorite subjects. Nora wrote this post but my introduction is from someone who has been there – us. June 23rd 2005 Windy City Parrot burned to the ground – long story. …

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The parrots who have been feasting on the poppy seeds for the past few months,

These Indian parrots are opium addicts

Jaipur: Poppy farmers in Rajasthan’s Chittorgarh district are facing a unique problem. Come March, parrots descend on their fields in large numbers to slurp on the milk oozing out of cuts made in the pods to ripen the yield. “Once they have their fill they sit on trees and sleep there for hours. Some of …

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Dr. Micheal Braun enjoy taking sun conures out for flight exercise in Texas.

Scientists fundraise for conures

Did you know the sun conure may be facing extinction in the wild, and you can help? There is a real need for more surveys to establish their status in nature. The 2014 estimates published on the IUCN database are between 1,000 and 1,499 mature birds. Some of the last known sun conures live in …

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Why & how the TSA fondled my underwear before flying on a big silver bird

Let me state unequivocally. Unless there is some sort of geographical – emergency I will never fly commercially again. You can look at my LinkedIn profile and see that I spent my youth repossessing aircraft. I don’t mind flying – it’s the getting there commercially that’s annoying. I was excited about going to Global Pet …

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The International Bird Carrier Caper & Paperwork Avalanche

A couple months ago we talked about the how to’s of traveling with your bird. the physical portion of terrestrial travel doesn’t change whether you’re traveling in town or across the country. You can travel with your bird by air or by car. We talked about Disaster preparation with your bird. Here’s a great page …

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