– Bing Crosby parrot-y and Frank Sinatra as canary in “Catch as Cats Can”. Watch the classic Warner Bros.cartoon in its entirety. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Iou4r5hesVg
–Microchipping Your Parrot: Pet Parrot Site Dedicated to Caring for Avian Pets – BirdCage.net As protection against possible birdnapping or loss, it’s an idea worth considering alerted to us by Cindy Clarke
– Was “Rio” plagiarized? SpixMacawwww.huffingtonpost.com Thanks to Fran Giallorenzi. ARTICLE CONTINUES BELOW AD.
– Practical corner:Bird friendly cleaning products: http://featheredangels.wordpress.com/diet/preventative-care/apple-cider-… All Purpose Nontoxic Cleaner – Household Traditionswww.householdtraditions.com a nontoxic cleanser safe for use around pets as recomended by Kathy Pierce.
– Snow’s been unsually scarce in Boston this winter but here’s Snow Ball the dancing cockatoo | AnythingParrot.comwww.anythingparrot.com From Irena Schulz.
– The greys say: Einstein talks to her humangdata.youtube Ollie the African Grey clicking and whistling along to ‘Always Look on the Bright Side of Life’www.youtube Thanks to Jeannie Morgan for all of these; plusThe Wedding of Blue and Xenawww.youtube.com and Crying Parrotwww.youtube.com
– Frankly speaking: Finch tips from Frank Indiviglio . Society Finch care and Breeding /vvvand Gouldian Finch Conservation
– cat playing with a bird, really very coolwww.youtube.com Editor’s note: While cute to watch, this is risky behavior which this examiner advises against, as even a “friendly” nip or scratch could be fatal to a bird. Thanks to my fellow Arlington Catholic High alumni Rose Villandry for this one.
> Species Profile: Vinaceous Amazon From World Parrot Trust’s “Flock Talk”.
– Wikipedia lists fictional parrots, canaries and finches including Nico the canary, :Blu and Jewel the macaws and Nigel the cockatoo in “Rio“, Big Bird the canary and Little Bird from “Sesame Street”. Tweety the canary of Warner Bros. cartoons. Woodstock from “Peanuts”. Iago, a parrot in “Aladdin”.Lory from “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland”.Jose Carioca a parrot in Disney cartoons.Parrot Polynesia from the “Dr. Dolittle” tales.Thanks to Monika Dimick Wiese.
– Buckle, A Baby Shamrock Macaw Learns To Fly Free www.youtube.com
– Everybody Wants To Be A Dogwww.youtube.com including this macaw.
– “Bird Talk”‘s Sally Blanchard is offering a new set of inexpensive guides. lhttps://companionparrotonline.com/
– Chet Womach offers a some cold weather advice http://www.birdtricks.com/blog/cold-weather-skin-and-feather-care/ explains a difference http://www.birdtricks.com/blog/is-your-bird-rescued-or-rehomed/ and some diet tips http://www.birdtricks.com/blog/should-you-give-your-bird-more-fruit-or-veggies/
– The “parrot of your dreams”? https://birdtricks.infusionsoft.com/go/pcnofood/petprrt/EmailPrrtScrts The Nathalie Roberts blog claims to have the key.
– Cute baby parrot video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mWRd1euSkLg&feature=share <http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mWRd1euSkLg&feature=share> is from John Collins.
– DAISY COCKATOO’S AMAZING KEYBOARD SKILLSwww.youtube.com Thanks to Jonathan Gourd and, BTW; congratulations to friends of this column and friends of parrots Jonathan Gourd and Tracy Murphy on their wedding!
– And, until next issue Good night!www.youtube.com