– Red, white markings and blue: And many more species of macaws than you might have thought possible. http://animal-world.com/encyclo/birds/macaws/macaws.htm Thanks to Lucia Guacamayo.
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– Hot fun in the summer time: Andy the Goffin’s cockatoo improvises a wading pool. http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=278159055614072 — African greys take a dip. http://www.ustream.tv/recorded/11584924/highlight/135376 From Connecticut Association For Aviculture‘s bulletin. ARTICLE CONTINUES BELOW AD.
– Report from Guyana parrot eco-reserve http://focusingonwildlife.com/news/but-i-came-here-for-the-parrots/ from Marc Johnson of Foster Parrots.
– Fun feathered tips from Lower Delaware Bird Rescue:http://lowerdelawarebirdrescue.weebly.com/
– Train your budgie with millet http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Rrr2ZGA7BQ
– ‘Too much exploitation for Lady the Moluccan cockatoo as Cee Lo‘s sidekick in “The Voice”, say some. https://www.facebook.com/NBCTheVoice/posts/402382116464303?notif_t=share_reply From Viki Bullock.
– Rosie the galah cockatoo shows off her Olympic skills. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-KYc6uT8N2E&feature=plcp From Amy Hopkins.
– “Eat dirt” is no insult to parrots; as World Parrot Trust’s “Flock Talk” newsletter informs us; along with many great articles including the ever popular Parrot IQ. firstname.lastname@example.org
– “It is an interesting evening when the macaws and the Amazon yell ‘stop it'” to the local people passing by outside. If they only knew where those voices were coming from!” observes aviculturist Concetta Ferragamo.
– Lara Joseph-An Avid Avian Training, Behavior, & Enrichment Enthusiast now has Live On-Line Classes and Consultations Now Available and she will be conducting a workshop in Massachusetts in August.
– African grey seminar in Florida:http://blog.goldencockatoo.com/new-seminar-at-golden-cockatoo-about-afri…
– LETTERS TO THE EDITOR: Last week’s cover photo was a chipmunk trying to access a birdcage. Linda of Flapping Feathers writes, “That is not safe for two parakeets. :0(“. EDITOR RESPONDS: Linda’s got it right. You really don’t want rodents of any kind around your birds, not even the cute little Disney character types. Neither birds nor varmints were under the control of this examiner; who just happened on the scene. And we’re happy to report that no animals were harmed in the shooting of this picture. — Mary Angel, of Connecticut in response to a letter from last week writes:” about you siding with breeders, etc…. you write the information you obtain, so that others can keep abreast of events, and other information. That does not mean you are a promoter, and especially NOT of animal abuse! As a retired police detective sergeant of a major city in CT, as well as a former child advocate, Intuitive I think people are entitled to their thoughts, but some are just a bit over board! Birds in captivity have longer life spans and do not fall prey to their predators. Yes, they can fall prey to people who abuse them as can any animal or human child. Neglect and abuse is not limited to birds.” And apparently, some of Mary’s closest friends agree:http://www.onetruemedia.com/otm_site/view_shared?p=891e8e2a42c39a240d609… EDITOR RESPONDS: In the interests of educating and promoting constructive debate,“Parrot’s beak” welcomes and will continue to present parrot news from diverse sources; including controversial ones not everyone’s going to agree on. And we appreciate Mary’s vote of confidence!
— My mistake: The videos of the blue and gold macaw in the shower and Kacy the conure were credited in error to the Connecticut Parrot Society. They are actually from the Parrot Club (of Connecticut). Confused? So was I, apparently! Sorry, Amy Hopkins~!