Conservation projects

African Grey parrots at the edge of extinction in Ghana
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African Grey parrots at the edge of extinction in Ghana

November 30th, 2015 | by LubosTomiska
The African Grey Parrot (Psittacus erithacus) is the most favourite bird pet over the world. In Europe, USA, Asia, just everywhere thousands of these birds are traded every year. Many breeders are focused on breeding of this...
Breeding and biology of the Swift Parrot. PART II
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Breeding and biology of the Swift Parrot. PART II

November 27th, 2015 | by Daniel Nuijten
Read also the first part of this article: Breeding and biology of the Swift Parrot. PART I a Sexing them visually is possible. In general, males are brighter coloured than females. Also young females have a white band under the...
Q & A: “Is it good to give my birds antibiotics, vitamins and minerals each month?”
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Q & A: “Is it good to give my birds antibiotics, vitamins and minerals each month?”

November 26th, 2015 | by Tony Silva
Vitamins and minerals for parrots should be provided, especially those on seed diets. The best way to supplement these items is to sprinkle them lightly on steamed vegetables, which will absorb the complex. The bird will eat the...
PHOTOREPORT: Reggio Emilia bird market 2015
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PHOTOREPORT: Reggio Emilia bird market 2015

November 25th, 2015 | by LubosTomiska
Yesterday, we brought you a pricelist from one of the greatest European bird markets in Reggio Emilia. Today, you can enjoy a photoreport from this event. a Read: PRICELIST from Reggio Emilia birdmarket 2015 a Photos: (c) Lubomir...
PRICELIST from Reggio Emilia birdmarket 2015
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PRICELIST from Reggio Emilia birdmarket 2015

November 23rd, 2015 | by LubosTomiska
One of the greatest European bird markets took place in Reggio Emilia, Italy, in days 20th to 22nd November. It is organized regularly once a year for 76 years and that’s why this is the oldest event of its kind. In 1948,...
Q & A: “Why do my parrots break their eggs?”
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Q & A: “Why do my parrots break their eggs?”

November 20th, 2015 | by Tony Silva
Parrots break eggs for many reasons. Night fright, perhaps caused by a rodent; inexperience, especially amongst first time nesters; an improper nest that is not deep enough; possibly the male not being in reproductive condition;...
AVIAN MEDICINE AND CATARACT SURGERY ON AFRICAN GREY PARROT
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AVIAN MEDICINE AND CATARACT SURGERY ON AFRICAN GREY PARROT

November 17th, 2015 | by LubosTomiska
A 32 year old African Grey Parrot was referred to Myvets Hospital for cataract diagnosis and assessment. Ophthalmic examination revealed normal ocular palpebral reflexes, eye movements, corneal scarring was present, hyper mature...
Australian conservationists are going to release 13 Orange-bellied Parrots to the wild
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Australian conservationists are going to release 13 Orange-bellied Parrots to the wild

November 16th, 2015 | by LubosTomiska
The Orange-bellied Parrot (Neophema chrysogaster) is currently one of the most endangered parrots in the world. According to Birdlife, Int. there are no more than 50 individuals left in the wild. However, this species is also...
PHOTOREPORT: Black cockatoos in the wild
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PHOTOREPORT: Black cockatoos in the wild

November 13th, 2015 | by LubosTomiska
What’s the greatest experience for every aviculturist when visits Australian bush? To see black cockatoos, of course! These birds are still very expensive in other parts of the world and so only a few breeders can get them....
Q & A: “What’s the difference in diet for Amazons, Macaws and Conures?”
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Q & A: “What’s the difference in diet for Amazons, Macaws and Conures?”

November 12th, 2015 | by Tony Silva
In aviculture, there is a tendency to utilize a single diet for all species, making slight modifications where deemed of utmost importance, such as providing nuts for the largest of the macaws. This concept of parrot feeding...

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