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Parrot refuge squawks at Canada's bird flu cull
Monday, April 19 2004 @ 04:33 AM UTC
Contributed by: MikeSchindlinger
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Shelters and Rescue VANCOUVER, British Columbia, April 8 (Reuters) - Canada's largest parrot refuge wants to avoid being the victim of a plan to kill an estimated 19 million birds to stop an outbreak of avian influenza, its president said on Thursday.

Officials have ordered bird flocks in the Fraser Valley near Vancouver culled to keep the disease from spreading, but the For the Love of Parrots Rescue Society plans to fight to have its 400 avian residents excluded.

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Vet Sued For Overclipping Parrot's Wings
Sunday, April 18 2004 @ 10:25 PM UTC
Contributed by: MikeSchindlinger
Views: 7750
General News BALTIMORE -- The owners of an African gray parrot have sued a veterinarian, alleging the young bird's wing feathers were overclipped -- causing her to over-prune herself.

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The Riddle of the Spix
Tuesday, April 06 2004 @ 03:29 AM UTC
Contributed by: MikeSchindlinger
Views: 6936
Conservation When is a species extinct, even though living members still exist? Before we can look at an answer to this grave and tantalizing question, lets look at the Spixs Macaw (Cyanopsitta spixii). This gray-headed, blue-bodied bird was thought to be gone from the wild until 1990, though some still remained in private hand in captivity around the world (and still do). Then, traveling in the forests near Curaca, Brazil, two ornithologists spotted one lone male Spix, the last of its kind to have known life at the tops of the trees. It was the only Spix on earth eating a diet perfectly suited to its nature. It was the only Spix which knew the local seasonal variations in fruits, and in water, as any farmer would know his own land. This was the only living Spix which knew, from its own experience and from watching the experiences of others, what living threats to its survival were all around.

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Seeing Scarlet - The search for Costa Rica's last macaws
Monday, April 05 2004 @ 12:50 PM UTC
Contributed by: MikeSchindlinger
Views: 6736
Travel They'd never seen a scarlet macaw except in a cage. So this best-selling author and her ornithologist husband decided to seek the magnificent bird in one of its last strongholds: Corcovado National Park.

By Barbara Kingsolver and Steven Hopp

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Parrot Jungle ceases exotic-bird sales
Wednesday, March 31 2004 @ 01:28 AM UTC
Contributed by: MikeSchindlinger
Views: 13641
General News

Parrot Jungle Island, one of the oldest tourist attractions in Miami, has announced it no longer will sell expensive exotic birds, including macaws. There had been complaints that these birds were being abandoned or given away.


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Hope for your lost Birdie!
Monday, March 22 2004 @ 04:30 PM UTC
Contributed by: Dave
Views: 6736
General News One of our unclipped Cockatiels flew out the door on Saturday March 20, the first day of spring. My Girlfriend and I loaded the mate of the one that flew off into the vet trip cage and started to drive the neighborhood with the cage in back of the truck to sing and hopefully hear a call back from the mate...

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