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Plenty to Squawk About - Mira Tweti, LA Times
Tuesday, February 17 2004 @ 09:50 PM UTC
Contributed by: MikeSchindlinger
Views: 10787
General News Import recent article about the trends in parrots as pets, from an award- winning journalist.

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Parrots Housed in Pairs Fair Better than Singles, research shows
Friday, January 23 2004 @ 08:22 PM UTC
Contributed by: MikeSchindlinger
Views: 6798
General News It has been suggested that isolation from conspecifics may contribute to the development of abnormal behaviors that are common in captive parrots, including stereotypy, feather plucking, excessive fearfulness and aggression. Thus, we assessed the influence of isosexual pair housing on the development of these behaviors, as well as the incidence of illness and injury, in young Orange-winged Amazon parrots (Amazona amazonica).

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Awesome Careers That are For the Birds
Wednesday, January 21 2004 @ 08:40 AM UTC
Contributed by: paulafitz
Views: 14937
General News "What type of career can I find that involves companion birds?" is a question that many of us bird lovers have pondered at one time or another. Answers to this question are provided in "The Companion Bird Lover's Guide to Careers" (PJ Publications, 2004). Provides valuable information about careers involving companion birds -- including avian rescue founder and director, avian veterinarian, veterinarian technician, freelance writer, marketing manager, bird boarding entrepreneur, and selling wares to the companion bird market. Information about this new booklet -- as well as articles about companion birds -- is available at http://www.pjpublications.com.

Parrot's oratory stuns scientists - BBC article
Sunday, January 18 2004 @ 02:21 AM UTC
Contributed by: MikeSchindlinger
Views: 5717
General News Feathered prodigy: N'kisi leads the field

The finding of a parrot with an almost unparalleled power to communicate with people has brought scientists up short. The bird, a captive African grey called N'kisi, has a vocabulary of 950 words, and shows signs of a sense of humour.

He invents his own words and phrases if he is confronted with novel ideas with which his existing repertoire cannot cope - just as a human
child would do.

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Another View: The Birds Are Singing This Morning; It's Their Day
Thursday, January 01 2004 @ 04:54 PM UTC
Contributed by: denisekelly
Views: 5366
General News National Bird Day Op Ed - by Sharon St. Joan of Best Friends Animal Society published in The Salt Lake Tribune.

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National Bird Day Endorsement - Douglas Causey, Senior Biologist & Ornithologist, Harvard
Tuesday, December 16 2003 @ 05:54 PM UTC
Contributed by: Admin
Views: 5233
General News All wild birds have protected status in the US, in response to our concern over decades about their population declines. And yet that same kind of protection is not given to wild birds native to other countries when we permit trade here that impacts their lives. Even when that trade is unsustainable or inhumane.

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