– Parrot headlines from 2011 include a hit movie, NH quaker legalization, 54 million year old possible parrot ancestor fossil found:and more, documented by this examiner in “Pet Gazette”.: http://petgazette.net/columns/fish-a-fowl/139-11-parrot-year-in-review.html
– Bummer corner: Tigers, bears and other dangerous animals released from Ohio man’s private collection who then commits suicide in one of 2011’s bigger animal-related headlines. Debate ramps up about private ownership of exotic animals..Some claim “animal rights extremists” seek to ban all animal ownership, including parrots EDITOR’S NOTE: This examiner/bird owner opposes any ban on pet parrots. The sad fact is some parrot species are heading for, or already extinct in the wild and aviculture may be the only way to sustain populations. However, there is a huge and growing problem of unwanted birds in this country, so I would back a manadatory course to educate prospective parrot owners on such less-than-fun aspects as emotional needs, long lives, noise, mess, etc. ARTICLE CONTINUES BELOW AD.
– If you ARE, in fact, considering a new bird for the new year; do yourself and the birds a favor by first reading: Are You A Bird Person?birdmania.hubpages.com Thanks to Kathy Pierce; and then view Parrots’ Rightswww.youtube.com from Jeannie Morgan. And if you are considering a friend for your feathered friend, a World Parrot Trust’s “Flock Talk” newsletter offers some insights. > Friend for Life: Choosing a Companion for Your Companion
– New Year’s Eve Cocktaiil Hour: Marnie the parrot practices for a New Year’s Eve midnight tradition Marnie’s new vidwww.youtube.com Suzy is in pre-New Year’s Eve par-tee mode.Black Palm Cockatoo Luci and blow dryerwww.youtube We don’t know if Pluto is recovering from HIS New Year’s party here. Pluto Having a Showerwww.youtube.com Also, this yellow head amazon Parrot Uses Feather To Scratchwww.youtube.com Thanks to Cocktaiil Poupas.
– Sure to impress the lady “2”s at the New Year’s party with his smooth moves; this Parrot shows his appreciation for funkwww.youtube.com Tip o’ the cockatoo creat to Jonathan Gourd
– Should Auld Acquaintance be Forgot: > Parrot Longevity: A study of aging in captive parrots World Parrot Trust “Flock Talk” article.
– “Rio” retrospective, last year’s animated parrot flick, Rio – First 2 minutes www.youtube Thankis to Portugal’s Cocktaiil Poupas. And from Fran Giallorenzi, Rio – Hot Wings(I Wanna Party) [Official Movie Scene HQ](Mirrored)www.youtube
– “Wild Parrots of Telegraph Hill” video update from my friend and fellow Arlington Catholic High School alumnus, Terrie Frissore Vincent More Parrots!www.youtube.com
– The holidays ain’t over until they’re over: National Bird Day is Jan. 5 Kids 6-12 are invited to join Foster Parrots‘ color and essay contest and win a bunch of cool parrot books! http://t.co/L78b6UrB
– Connecticut Parrot Society holds its first 2012 meeting on January 5, featuring Anthony DiBella CAS speaking on “Nutrition Revistited“.
– Northeast Birds and Supplies‘ annual winter meeting is at Scituate grange, North Scituate, RI
January 7, noon [lunch]. Guest speaker is Mass. Cage Bird Association‘s Tom Keegan on Raising and Keeping Finches. Agenda: includes upcoming bird marts/shows, membership renewal and winter bird swap/sales.
– The continuing adventures of Disco the budgie as presented by Connecticut Association For Aviculture’s Buleetin. http://youtu.be/RF_CDLAjg4E
– The sands of time are running out on 2011 and for getting your donation doubled to the World Parrot Trust. Do a world of good for parrots and donate before the stroke of midnight as it turns into the new year! http://www.parrots.org/flyfree/take-action.html
–Boston Birds & Fish examiner even has readers in Australia (G’day, Lee-Ann and Tweety Enterprises!) So we bring you:LOST Conure Parrot / Bird – Murray Bridge, South Australia, SA, Australia, AU – L2341www.parrotalert.com
– A good New Year’s resolution would be to support groups like Project Bird Watch / Indonesian Parrot Project – About Us indonesian-parrot-project.org; which works to preserve wild parrot populations and help provide indigenous people with means of sustainable income rather than exploiting wildlife.
– In domestic rescue news, School supports bird rescuwww.chronicle-tribune.comfrom Deb Henderson and U.S. News – 445 birds found in woman’s homeusnews.msnbc.msn.com
– Culture Vulture: Artist, Parrot, Teach Childrenpotomaclocal.com Viki Bullock who also shares Awesome Still Life Paintings by Kamil Beksheev | Bon Expose | All About Art and Designwww.bonexpose.com
– Welcome to loveyourparrot.com – Education on proper parrot care and conservation.www.loveyourparrot.com
– Chet Womach has some great topics, icluding a talkative Amazon http://www.birdtricks.com/blog/everything-you-want-on-the-interrupting-amazon-parrot-%E2%80%9Cstorm%E2%80%9D/ and http://www.birdtricks.com/blog/making-the-cage-suitable-for-your-special… and http://www.birdtricks.com/blog/building-your-own-outdoor-aviary/