The Night parrot is not extinct. After more than a century, a living specimen was captured in Queensland
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The Night parrot is not extinct. After more than a century, a living specimen was captured in Queensland

September 4th, 2015 | by LubosTomiska
The Night parrot was considered as extinct species by many biologists and researchers. A living specimen had not been captured since the 1890s. In 2013, the Australian ornithologist John Young found and also took photos of this...
The story of David Gammond from Al Azizia Birds Kingdom. PART II
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The story of David Gammond from Al Azizia Birds Kingdom. PART II

June 18th, 2015 | by LubosTomiska
Read also the first part of this article: The story of David Gammond from Al Azizia Birds Kingdom. PART I a SUMMARY OF PARROTS KEPT IN AL AZIZIA BIRDS KINGDOM: The Macaws Block Dimensions each aviary 3.8 H / 3.2 – 4.m W / 5m...
The story of David Gammond from Al Azizia Birds Kingdom. PART I
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The story of David Gammond from Al Azizia Birds Kingdom. PART I

June 16th, 2015 | by LubosTomiska
My experience’s and relationship with animals and birds in general started a when I was 6 years old being brought up by parents who were both very passionate about parrots, parakeets, lories, reptiles and smaller rodents. From...
Is this the end for Orange-bellied parrots in the wild?
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Is this the end for Orange-bellied parrots in the wild?

June 13th, 2015 | by LubosTomiska
In recent days several media reports informed about the outbreak of Psittacine Beak and Feather Disease in the wild population of the Orange-bellied Parrot. What are the facts? According to the latest information comming from...
Márcia Weinzettl talks about the hand feeding of parrots and successful breeding of Golden Conures. PART II
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Márcia Weinzettl talks about the hand feeding of parrots and successful breeding of Golden Conures. PART II

June 9th, 2015 | by LubosTomiska
Read also the first part of this interview: Interview with a Brazilian aviculturist and a parrot breeder Márcia Weinzettl. PART I a Can you describe your way of handfeeding? Following scheme is the best way how to explain the...
Interview with a Brazilian aviculturist and a parrot breeder Márcia Weinzettl. PART I
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Interview with a Brazilian aviculturist and a parrot breeder Márcia Weinzettl. PART I

June 8th, 2015 | by LubosTomiska
Márcia, tell us what’s your relationship to parrots? Just a hobby, full time job, …? I’m a biologist and studied for that because I’ve always loved birds and mammals. In 1996, I graduated from wild animals, breeding...
Dutch breeders of Amazona parrots have a possibility to participate on research of skewed sex ratio in birds
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Dutch breeders of Amazona parrots have a possibility to participate on research of skewed sex ratio in birds

June 5th, 2015 | by LubosTomiska
In January, we brought you the following article about the ongoing research of sex ratio manipulation in birds. Can we manipulate with the sex of a parrot offspring?   After that, several persons have contacted us with huge...
Interview with the successful breeder of Red-headed Lovebirds Dominique Veeckmans. PART II
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Interview with the successful breeder of Red-headed Lovebirds Dominique Veeckmans. PART II

May 27th, 2015 | by LubosTomiska
Read also the first part of this interview: Interview with the successful breeder of Red-headed Lovebirds Dominique Veeckmans. PART I   How often do you check the nestbox when the pair is nesting? At the beginning, I checked...
PBFD, a serious threat for Cape Parrots in South Africa
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PBFD, a serious threat for Cape Parrots in South Africa

May 22nd, 2015 | by LubosTomiska
The Cape Parrot (Poicephalus robustus) represents the most endangered parrot in South Africa (less than 1200 individuals in 2010). One of the causes which affects the wild population decline is the Psittacine Beak and Feather...
Interview with the successful breeder of Red-headed Lovebirds Dominique Veeckmans. PART I
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Interview with the successful breeder of Red-headed Lovebirds Dominique Veeckmans. PART I

May 19th, 2015 | by LubosTomiska
Dominique, you have a very nice collection of lovebirds. Tell us when did you start with breeding of birds… In early 2005 I saw the first wild colored Masked Lovebird (Agapornis personatus). At that time I decided to start...

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