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Posted: 22 January 2008 11:00 AM   [ Ignore ]
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best mates at the Tropical Birds Land at Desford UK..

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Posted: 22 January 2008 07:45 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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Hello.  Do those two look like that because they’re babies?  If not, why?    Cindi

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Posted: 23 January 2008 10:04 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]
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No, they are not young birds they have this look because they have been unhappy and not well looked after bird.. quite sad. Now they are at the Parrot Place in Desford where they will slowly get better.

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Posted: 23 January 2008 10:41 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]
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I can’t believe that a person could allow such a beautiful thing as a bird to be neglected in such a manner. 
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Posted: 23 January 2008 12:05 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 4 ]
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Ohhhhh! Beautiful pictures! I know it seems strange but some people buy parrots just because they look cute without any knowledge about their emotional needs! I love those two parrots and every time I go at that parrot center I check out how they are getting on!

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Posted: 23 January 2008 02:55 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 5 ]
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That’s exactly how I came by my first parrot.  As soon as he started in squawking for attention my husband wanted me to give him back!  Instead, I went online, found a parrot group (Patagonian Feathers to Treasure) and started asking questions.  They were invaluable.  The very first day the administrator of the group gave me his phone number & I called him.  Then I educated myself; now, 17 birds later, we’re all sitting here fat & happy in Florida.  I would love to visit some of the parrot parks, do an ecotour, etc., but it’s hard (as you may know) to find someone whom I can trust to care for my fids while I’m away.  I’m not complaining.  My life is fulfilling; never has been more!

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Posted: 24 January 2008 01:44 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 6 ]
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HI… I know what you mean about finding someone you can trust with your birds! I have been very like and I have found Mandy and her son, 7 years old Dan, she is a volunteer for a bird rescue and my parrot Pepe got in love with her as soon as he met her. They look after him very well! May be you can try to see if in a bird rescue there is anybody that can go and look after the birds while you are away?!

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Posted: 24 January 2008 01:53 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 7 ]
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Looks like a classic case of amazons being fed a totally dry diet, maybe some sweet fruit. Including the wing chewing behavior on the left. I hope they are getting lots of soft, sprouted, raw, cooked, foods and veggies. The plucking will most likely stop immediately on a soft food diet with supplements. cool smile

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Posted: 24 January 2008 02:21 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 8 ]
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Hi yellowfronts! I do not know on what diet they two cuties are on at the moment. It seems to me they are getting better each time I visit the sancturay! I will take another picture next time I go and posti it here so we can compare!! I will also have a chat with the keepers!
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Posted: 24 January 2008 03:26 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 9 ]
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Anita,

One of the best things for amazons with mineral deficiencies is fresh fruit pips, ie papaya, guava, passionfruit, fig, pomegranate, melons. Something they were not likely to get in a bad home and which plucking parrots usually devour.  cool smile

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Posted: 25 January 2008 01:43 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 10 ]
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I will keep that in mind, Thanks!!!!

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Posted: 04 September 2008 10:57 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 11 ]
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Anita & Pepe, 

how are the two Amazons at Tropical Birds Land at Desford UK doing?        Cindi Eppers.

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