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South Africa’s Cape parrots recognised as a separate species

Written by: Rowan Martin

Jun 16, 2017

The taxonomy of one of South Africa’s most iconic birds, the ‘Green and Gold’ Cape Parrot, appears finally to be settled, with various national, regional, and international bodies reaching consensus that they should be considered a...

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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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Is the fuchsia plant safe for my parrot?

Answered by expert: World Parrot Trust - Staff

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


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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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