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Parrot Bloggers
Personal online journals of parrot
specialists from around the world.

Ria Winters

The Broad-billed parrot of Mauritius

Parrot Blogger: Ria Winters | Aug 21, 2015

Bird lovers know the Indian Ocean island of Mauritius mostly because of its famous inhabitant, the Dodo (Raphus cucullatus). This giant flightless pigeon died out in the late seventeen hundreds, in less than a century after man set foot on the island. The Dodo was subject of paintings, animated...

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Andre Saidenberg

Volunteering for Vinaceous Amazon Parrots

Parrot Blogger: Andre Saidenberg | Aug 19, 2015

The Vinaceous Amazon is an endangered species of Amazon parrot with approximately 1,500-2,000 individuals remaining in Brazil with a decreasing trend. Starting in 2011, a rehabilitation and release project  was begun in the state of São Paulo, Brazil. Groups of birds are being reintroduced to...

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Mira Tweti

Pet Parrot Peeve

Parrot Blogger: Mira Tweti | Aug 01, 2015

I'm sure this will go over like a lead balloon in some quarters. But, after 20 years of rescuing & rehabbing more than 150 birds I've developed a strong "us vs them" feeling for veterinarians that make $ treating birds rescued from abusive situations when the funds are coming from people without...

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Mira Tweti

Bottle birds - what could be worse?

Parrot Blogger: Mira Tweti | May 27, 2015

When I wrote my book, "Of Parrots and People: The Sometimes Funny, Always Fascinating, and Often Catastrophic Collision of Two Intelligent Species," back in 2008 I covered the heinous practice of smugglers shoving parrots into bottles - everything from deodorant canisters (the obvious giveaway were...

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