Parrot News

In the parrot world, respected avian trainers and parrot behaviorists have long challenged the notion that the concept of “dominance” or “alpha status” makes much sense with birds. Trying to dominate a prey animal is just a bad strategy. Parrots don’t have the same social structures or psychologies as dogs, who are predators and pack […]

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If you think that animals evaluate potential mates solely on physical characteristics… you probably have a pretty clinical view of life. Most of us probably suspect that personality plays some factor, but now there’s a scientific study that shows clear evidence that zebra finches, at least, do consider “personality” when choosing mates; more specifically, female finches prefer […]

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It’s time for another weekly parrot news round-up! Good Bird Inc: Parrots and Stress Bars Marnie (who rose to fame on Cute Overload) has his own website Tarantino sues neighbour over ‘blood-curdling’ noise of pet parrots Bird lovers lobby for (Quaker) parrots Rebecca O’Connor gets ready to write a parrot training book A reminder about […]

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National Geographic:  Best Rare-Bird Pictures of 2010 Named Horn Lake woman has soft spot for feathered pets facing hard life Auction for Phoenix Landing: Parrot Feather Pillow Behind the Scenes of Parrot Training DVDs Video: Wild Quaker Parrot Hangs out with Starlings Jackson man faces animal torture charge in parrot attack Three people sentenced in […]

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This week’s parrot highlights from around the web: Kaytee Parrot Relinquishment Survey Results Lost parrot reunited with UK owners after two months living with chickens Skating parrot steals the show at Prague festival Nashua woman loses fight to keep her Quaker parrots Petition for Animal Planet to air Parrot Programming Barbara Heidenreich: Improving Flight Skills […]

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