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    NewsParrot News18-09-2012
    An African Parrot, believed to be one of the oldest parrots to live, by the name of Tarbu died leaving his last word, 'cheerio'. Nina Morgan has had this rescued parrot for 55 years.  Nina Morgan cries goodbye to her companion, who died 3 weeks ago, after they used to watch TV together and she used to feed him kitkats. The tight bond was diffult for the 89 year old to let go. T...

    NewsParrot News13-08-2012
    According to BBC, Grampian Fire and Rescue Service and the Scottish SPCA were called out in the Kemnay area. “The bird involved is a macaw, called Peanut, and a fire service height vehicle was used in an effort to recover it from trees. However, the operation was hampered by the bird flying off. There are fears other birds could attack the escaped macaw.” Animal rescue offic...

    NewsParrot News05-06-2012
    Grant funding has enabled an east coast tourist attraction to invest in a £500,000 new development. The Parrot Zoo at Friskney has now opened its new Visitor Management Centre under phase one of the project which includes a new education centre, cafe and shop and undercover seating area. The sanctuary, the largest of its kind in the world, was founded in 1994 and opened to the gen...

    NewsParrot News05-06-2012
    Household chores are a burden that most of us would happily put off for as long as possible. But parrots Bosun and Archie have a different attitude and like nothing more than helping out with the cleaning and gardening. The birds particularly enjoy using their beaks to put clothes on the washing line to dry, according to owners Sharon and Reg Hill from Brixham, Devon. Sharon, 47, sa...

    NewsParrot News16-05-2012
    "Polly want a cracker?" Parrots have gained popularity in the past couple of decades with their mimicking ability and charming charisma. The 2011 children's movie "Rio" introduced parrots to many families across the United States. Parrots have many lovable traits that make them fun to have in the home. They are exciting and entertaining additions to many families. Ho...

    NewsParrot News08-05-2012
    Michael Hickling’s work mate doesn’t get in a flap when the tree surgeon's on the job, but then again he is a yellow headed Amazon parrot. Sammy happily sits on a branch while his best buddy is hard at work, but that doesn’t stop him pecking his head with his chatter.   And it’s not unusual to see them enjoying a pint together after work, as Michael and his feathere...

    NewsParrot News23-03-2012
    Scotland's only parrot rescue centre has said it cannot cope with the daily requests to take on abandon and neglected birds. The sanctuary, on the island of Kerrera off Oban, is currently home to 70 birds which are receiving rehabilitation and treatment for abuse as well as heart and liver disease. Vonnie MacMillan, who runs the Island Parrot Sanctuary, says the novelty of owning a chatty parrot...

    NewsParrot News22-03-2012
    Sydney’s Royal Botanical Garden is using Facebook to track its population of sulphur-crested cockatoos. John Martin, Wildlife Officer at the Garden and Ph.D candidate at the University of Wollongong, explained to The Register that he hopes to study the birds, which are infamously loud and destructive, the better to understand their breeding habits and general health. To conduct studies of ...

    NewsParrot News16-11-2011
    One endangered parrot species just got a major boost: A whopping 20 scarlet macaw fledglings have now taken flight over the forests of Guatemala.   Scarlet macaws, one of the world's largest parrot species, are at threat from destruction of their habitat and poaching for the pet trade. An estimated 95 percent of the scarlet macaws in Guatemala live in the Maya Biosphere Reserve. Cons...

    NewsParrot News03-11-2011
      Two parrots have had their feet cut off at Wicksteed Park in Northamptonshire.   The park's head gardener, Kevin Lenton, found the birds lying on the floor of their aviary on Wednesday morning.   Keepers at the Kettering park believe the parrots, nicknamed Sid and Nancy, had their legs pulled through the mesh of the aviary before they were removed.   The pair had to be...

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