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Endangered African parrots seized from illegal trade

Written by: Rowan Martin

Feb 16, 2017

Last month two seizures of wild Timneh parrots in illegal trade were made in Liberia and taken to a purpose-built facility at Libassa Wildlife Sanctuary. The birds have responded well to emergency medical treatment and are already...

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Macaws with your coffee - a perfect morning!

Written by: Sam Williams, PhD

Jan 24, 2017

scarlet macaw

So there I was, feeling pretty good. I love early mornings, I’d had my first great night’s sleep in ages and I had a cup of local coffee steaming in my hands. It was 6am and the sun was just coming over the hill. The light was...

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Is the fuchsia plant safe for my parrot?

Answered by expert: World Parrot Trust - Staff

Question:

I would like to know if the fuchsia plants are safe to give to my parrot. And if so what part of the plant.


Answer:

Thank you for writing. A great place to start is the article found under our Reference Library (Learn > Reference Library > Health and...

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Returning wild-caught Greys to the wild

Answered by expert: World Parrot Trust - Staff

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Once wild caught Greys are identified as such here in the US is there no way to return them to their home? What are the logistics involved?...


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At the WPT we often receive questions from individuals who feel that their companion birds might be better off and happier if they were...

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