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Is parrot hand-rearing natural or does it produce a generation of parrots incapable of themselves rearing young?
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Is parrot hand-rearing natural or does it produce a generation of parrots incapable of themselves rearing young?

March 31st, 2016 | by Tony Silva
Hand-rearing is a relatively new tool in aviculture. If we accept aviculture as having centuries of evolution—the Roman´s kept parrots and there in...
Yellow bibbed Lory (Lorius chlorocercus): biology and breeding, by Gert van Dooren. PART I
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Yellow bibbed Lory (Lorius chlorocercus): biology and breeding, by Gert van Dooren. PART I

March 30th, 2016 | by Gert van Dooren
This popular bird was first imported in the early 1990s when the Solomon government allowed exporting some species including the Yellow-bibbed...
Tony Silva: Understanding parrots is my obsession. PART I
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Tony Silva: Understanding parrots is my obsession. PART I

March 29th, 2016 | by LubosTomiska
Interview collumn is a very popular part of Parrots Daily News website. What a shame that we haven't still interviewed our editor, well known...
Breeding of the Peach-fronted Conure. PART I
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Breeding of the Peach-fronted Conure. PART I

March 28th, 2016 | by Jason Wright
In Australia this beautiful little conure has a reputation of being hard to breed and noisy. To their credit they breed as readily as sun conures...
Breeding of the Yellow-shouldered Amazon. PART II
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Breeding of the Yellow-shouldered Amazon. PART II

March 25th, 2016 | by Tony Silva
After my first encounter early one morning while walking with Ramon through his collection, I started searching for this species. I acquired my...
Czech Republic hosted an international avicultural convention, ACTP revealed plans about the Spix’s Macaw reintroduction
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Czech Republic hosted an international avicultural convention, ACTP revealed plans about the Spix’s Macaw reintroduction

March 24th, 2016 | by LubosTomiska
In two to three years, ACTP (Association for the conservation of threatened parrots) would like to start releasing of the extinct Spix Macaws in...
Q & A: “What’s the cause of infertility in parrots?”
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Q & A: “What’s the cause of infertility in parrots?”

March 16th, 2016 | by Tony Silva
Infertility is the vane of the breeder. There is nothing more disheartening than discarding a clutch of eggs because they are infertile. This...
Chalcopsitta lories – taxonomy, biology and breeding. PART I
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Chalcopsitta lories – taxonomy, biology and breeding. PART I

March 14th, 2016 | by LubosTomiska
According to del Hoyo’s latest taxonomy, we recognize more than 60 species of lories which is a considerable part of the whole order Psittaciformes....
Interview with Juan Cornejo, curator of the most complete parrot collection in Loro Parque. PART II
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Interview with Juan Cornejo, curator of the most complete parrot collection in Loro Parque. PART II

March 11th, 2016 | by LubosTomiska
There are a few last hundreds of Blue-throated Macaws in the wild. What are your plans for future in this species? Will you join the...
Breeding of the Yellow-shouldered Amazon. PART I
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Breeding of the Yellow-shouldered Amazon. PART I

March 10th, 2016 | by Tony Silva
I was a young and inexperienced aviculturist when I first met Ramon Noegel. For decades Noegel the doyen of Amazon parrot breeders...

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