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Researchers discovered a thousand year old remains of tamed Scarlet Macaws in New Mexico
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Researchers discovered a thousand year old remains of tamed Scarlet Macaws in New Mexico

February 18th, 2016 | by LubosTomiska
Colourful tropical macaws were kept as pets by ancient Indian tribes in America much earlier than anybody expected. Researchers dug out skeletal...
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...
What do we know about breeding biology of the Timneh parrot?
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What do we know about breeding biology of the Timneh parrot?

October 5th, 2015 | by LubosTomiska
The Timneh parrot is one of the most popular parrots in captivity. But why is that we know almost nothing about its biology? There is lack of information about nesting, reproductive productivity and data about their quantity in...
What are the factors determining hiearchy in a colony of Monk parakeets?
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What are the factors determining hiearchy in a colony of Monk parakeets?

September 16th, 2015 | by LubosTomiska
What shall we do to be successful in parrots breeding? Firstly, we need to have a couple, of course. A spacious aviary, nestbox and high quality diet is also necessary. But that’s not all, we forgot about one thing, maybe the...
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...
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...
Australian cockatoos versus feral bees
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Australian cockatoos versus feral bees

May 8th, 2015 | by LubosTomiska
Humans are not always the cause of animal decline in the wild. Sometimes species might become threatened because of the competition with other animals. Very good example is the relation between cockatoos and feral bees in...
The second year of the artificial insemination in Al Wabra: two of five eggs hatched successfully
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The second year of the artificial insemination in Al Wabra: two of five eggs hatched successfully

March 16th, 2015 | by LubosTomiska
It has been already the second year when the conservation project for saving of the Spix’s Macaw (Cyanopsitta spixii) was successful with the artificial insemination of females. This species is extinct in the wild. Within the...
„Naughty“ Keas have their own playground so they don’t destroy the cars
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„Naughty“ Keas have their own playground so they don’t destroy the cars

February 20th, 2015 | by LubosTomiska
The conservationists of St Arnaud, New Zealand, decided to a very unusual way how to lure the attention of Keas away from the parked cars of local foresters....
Can we manipulate with parrot sex ratio?
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Can we manipulate with parrot sex ratio?

January 23rd, 2015 | by LubosTomiska
The lack of desirable sex is never ending story in the world of breeders. Everybody sometimes looks for a male, sometimes for a female to set up a good breeding pair. However, researchers have worked intensively on artificial...

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