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Q & A: “Why are some conures like Psittacara species harder to breed than others?”
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Q & A: “Why are some conures like Psittacara species harder to breed than others?”

December 31st, 2015 | by Tony Silva
Conure is a term used to describe neo-tropical parakeets of the genera Guaruba, Thectocercus, Aratinga, Psittacara, Eupsittula,...
The wild population of Glossy Cockatoo is growing on Kangaroo island thanks to conservation project
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The wild population of Glossy Cockatoo is growing on Kangaroo island thanks to conservation project

December 30th, 2015 | by LubosTomiska
After 20 years when local authorities have been working on recovering of the wild Glossy Cockatoo (Calyptorhynchus lathami)...
The world Spix’s Macaws population comprises 127 birds, 20 youngers have been bred in this year
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The world Spix’s Macaws population comprises 127 birds, 20 youngers have been bred in this year

December 29th, 2015 | by LubosTomiska
The return of the Spix’s Macaw (Cyanopsitta spixii) to its wild habitat may happen earlier than in 2021. Because of the artificial insemination and good breeding results the captive population grows faster than it was expected....
Amazon parrots returned back into the wild in USA
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Amazon parrots returned back into the wild in USA

December 28th, 2015 | by LubosTomiska
More than 20 parrots were released back into the wild in El Cajon, USA on December 22 by nonprofit organization SoCal Parrot. The San Diego Union-Tribune informed about that on the official website. In total, 25 Lilac-crowned...
Q & A: “What is the best hygiene practice that I can use in my aviary?”
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Q & A: “What is the best hygiene practice that I can use in my aviary?”

December 22nd, 2015 | by Tony Silva
Many that have read my writings, visited my home or heard my lectures will know that I am a great proponent of strict hygiene in the aviary and nursery. The time and effort spent in cleaning will quickly repay itself in fewer...
Visit of Birdworld Kuranda – an amazing Australian bird park
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Visit of Birdworld Kuranda – an amazing Australian bird park

December 21st, 2015 | by LubosTomiska
A bird sanctuary is  a place where neglected parrot pets or confiscated birds are taken.  It’s necessary to have such facility in every country otherwise all abandoned parrots would have to be euthanized. Similar role may...
Q & A: “What method is best to determine gender: DNA or surgical sexing?”
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Q & A: “What method is best to determine gender: DNA or surgical sexing?”

December 17th, 2015 | by LubosTomiska
The answer to this question is based more on personal choice and belief than science. DNA sexing of parrots is simple, quick and non-invasive. You can sex the birds from the eggshell, where blood and tissue can be used to...
Parrots use pebbles to grind mineral powder from seashells
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Parrots use pebbles to grind mineral powder from seashells

December 16th, 2015 | by LubosTomiska
A new evidence of tool use in parrots was discovered in parrots. In spring 2013, Megan Lambert (the research team leader) observed strange behaviour in captive kept Greater Vasa Parrots (Coracopsis vasa). She saw them moving on...
WPT seeks volunteers for Red and Green Macaw conservation project in Argentina
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WPT seeks volunteers for Red and Green Macaw conservation project in Argentina

December 15th, 2015 | by LubosTomiska
Do you love parrots? Would you like to experience adventure and help to save endangered parrot species in the wild? Then you should consider following offer. World Parrot Trust (WPT) which was found in 1989 and helps to save many...
Presentation of BVA bird club
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Presentation of BVA bird club

December 14th, 2015 | by LubosTomiska
In 1992 the idea was developed to start a specialized club for lovebird breeders and keepers (BVA agapornis club). This idea seemed interesting enough for about two hundred people, so the official starting date became November 1,...

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