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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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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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Evet Loewen

Red Bellied Macaw Chronicles Part 9:  A Family Life

Parrot Blogger: Evet Loewen | Jan 13, 2015

Sophia had come into my life and the life of the flock on April 27th, 2000. As far as I knew, she had been a lone wild caught for some time, and I had no precise knowledge of age although I guesstimated 18 to 20 solely due to her wrinkly facial patch and feet -- no one could really tell. Although...

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Evet Loewen

Red-bellied Macaw Chronicles Part 8: Young Red-bellied Macaws Join the Flock

Parrot Blogger: Evet Loewen | Jan 05, 2015

Resumption of Storyline Begins Anew in 2015 

Well, how time flies when time flies! My apologies for the detritus of life interfering with the prompt posts to this blog.1

As a brief reprise, in Part 7 the theme was the temperament of Sophia, a wild caught Red-bellied Macaw that I had obtained...

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