Fans Flock to See Famous Kakapo

Sep

5

2011

This was originally posted on the Dominion Post website. One of only 131 kakapo in the world, Sirocco is being flown to Wellington by the Conservation Department on a special assignment as part of his role as conservation spokesbird.An audience with everyone’s favourite frisky parrot will cost...

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Make Your Own Laundry Detergent

Aug

26

2011

I found this cool recipe online and thought about trying it myself. Making your own laundry detergent can be extremely cost effective in the long run, and I like the idea of being able to do it myself without much effort. The recipe is extremely simple: Bar of soap Washing Soda Borax I purchased 3...

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Troy, Ohio Bird Rescue Situation

Aug

10

2011

If you haven’t already heard, there is a huge rescue situation happening in Troy, Ohio. The following is an article from UPI.com TROY, Ohio, Aug. 8 (UPI) — A veterinarian is asking for help in removing as many as 60 exotic birds from a condemned house in Troy, Ohio, they say are being mistreated. Daniel...

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Spend Less Time Cleaning

Jul

27

2011

Birds can be extremely time consuming pets. From cleaning up the constant barrage of molted feathers, feather dander, misplaced poop; to preparing, cooking, and feeding a well rounded diet. For people like myself that own multiple birds, it is sometimes easy to get disenchanted with your bird(s), and...

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AFA Fundamentals of Aviculture

Jul

22

2011

The American Federation of Aviculture has recently released their Intermediate level of their online Aviculture course. Offered in 15 chapters that cover a range of topics, including: Conservation and research Courtship and nesting Basic avian genetics Color mutations Hybrids Breeding Stimuli Incubation Hand-rearing Non-parrot...

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Full Spectrum Lighting

Jul

11

2011

  Recently, I’ve been re-examining the way I provide my birds with full spectrum light. According to research I’ve been doing, full spectrum tube lighting is more beneficial then compact fluorescent lights (CFL’s). With the recent full spectrum light movement in the avian world,...

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Angus the Eclectus Returned to Owner

Jul

6

2011

It was brought to my attention earlier this week that Angus the Hi-Speed Eclectus was returned to his owner. “”The case involving the highly publicised “Angus the eclectus parrot” was resolved today in Frankston Magistrates Court. For the past three months, RSPCA Victoria Inspectors have...

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Parrots and Cellulitis

Jun

23

2011

Did you know that parrots can get cellulitis? I sure didn’t, until it occured with my boyfriends male eclectus, Pickle. What is Cellulitis? Cellulitis is a common skin infection that is caused by bacteria. It occurs frequently in humans, (and from research I did, dogs as well) and its symptoms...

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