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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...
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...
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...
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...
Q & A: “Is it better to breed Eclectus parrots in pairs or in a colony?”
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Q & A: “Is it better to breed Eclectus parrots in pairs or in a colony?”

February 23rd, 2016 | by Tony Silva
In the early 1990s, Australian aviculturists Peter Chapman and Keith Dickins, the owner of Loro Parque Wolfgang Kiessling, and myself...
Q & A: “What is the best technique for parrot hand-rearing?”
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Q & A: “What is the best technique for parrot hand-rearing?”

February 4th, 2016 | by Tony Silva
Hand-rearing has long been practiced by native communities, who would take parrots nestlings from nests to rear. The birds would be kept as...
What is the appropriate nest design for our parrots? PART II
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What is the appropriate nest design for our parrots? PART II

January 28th, 2016 | by Tony Silva
Some nest types have better husbandry application than others. The best example that I can site is the “T”- or “Y” shaped cockatoo...
What is the appropriate nest design for our parrots? PART I
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What is the appropriate nest design for our parrots? PART I

January 21st, 2016 | by Tony Silva
Read also the second part of this article: What is the appropriate nest design for our parrots? PART II a The British aviculturist E.J. Boosey published a book titled Parrots, Cockatoos and Macaws in 1956. This early avicultural...
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,...
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...

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