– Macaw mystery: Parrot owner offers Ruby as loaner; now Ruby’s a goner – along with the loanee. Full report here: http://www.wsvn.com/story/28204210/return-my-parrot
– Stolen or “liberated”: Dozens of rare parrots stolen from Washington macaw rescue/sanctuary.Some in bird community suspect “animal rights activists”, but apparently rarer, more expensive birds were singled out for nabbing, i.e. a blue mutation quaker, which would more likely indicate a profit motive: http://www.kirotv.com/videos/online/video-dozens-of-exotic-parrots-stole… — http://www.nbcnews.com/watch/nbc-news-channel/dozens-of-birds-missing-fr… — http://www.seattletimes.com/seattle-news/50-birds-stolen-from-sanctuary-…
– Psittacine cinema: Cockatoo pair’s split decision on Elvis song: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CEQuDyuQFKE — Miss Iris the hyacinth macaw takes a bath.: http://youtu.be/BschEXMGS-Q —Hawkhead parrot: www.youtube.com/watch?v=ReW7UhA4wJ0 — Max the cockatoo not happy about going to the vet: http://klipland.com/video/cockatoo-finds-out-he-is-going-to-the-vet/9446 — Crazed cockatoo: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RgSieJU70BQ
– New hatchery should boost kakapo numbers as well as become New Zealand tourist attraction. http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/63539116/Kakapo-chick-unit-a-first — In more good news for the last 126 kakapos on earth, Kakapo Recovery – The Official Site reports early indications from senior ranger Jo‘s tree-climbing efforts point to a significant breeding season.
– Parrotrivia: SpongebBob SquarePants‘ latest movie; “Sponge out of Water” features three talking parrot skeletons. Apparently their pirate owner doesn’t like talking birds.
– Communication breakdown: Parrots and phones: http://www.birdchannel.com/bird-behavior-and-training/bird-behavior-issu… — Understanding your bird’s vocalizations: http://www.avianenrichment.com/social-interaction/understanding-your-bir…
– Senegal‘s brush with serious disease is a lesson: https://medium.com/@jsld1975/a-close-call-28919043c95a
– Conservation corner: Canadian program benefits Bolivian macaws: http://www.cowichanvalleycitizen.com/cowichan-valley-macaws-could-help-s…— Helping iconic wild Peruvian macaws: https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/the-macaw-project — Feathered forensics – scientist tracks macaws by genes. http://news.mongabay.com/2014/0617-devitt-macaws-olah.html
– Under My Wing Avian Refuge in Wantage, NJ and founder Paula Ashfield will be featured on “Urban Animals” Sun. 3/1 at 7:30. check listings for station. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xEAgJHwMgIc&feature=youtu.be — Winter weariness leads to vacation getwaway dreams – and some folks wouldn’t dream of going away without their fids. Visit BringFido.com when booking a pet friendly hotel, which hopefully despite the name includes birds. In any case, for booking a room using the code “UNDERMYWING” before 3/30, and completing a stay, Under My Wing Avian Refuge will receive a $10 donation. After 3/30, the donation will be $5 http://www.bringfido.com/destination/ — And don’t bring that parrot along in any old dog carrier: http://www.windycityparrot.com/Why-you-need-a-parrot-travel-cage_b_41.html
– Free ebook on how to get your parrot to take medicine by Barbara Heidenreich. Go to link and thru the steps like you are buying the ebook. Enter the code PARROTRX to get the ebook for free http://www.goodbirdinc.com/ebookoffer/ — A photo montage of Barbara’s parrot training weekend in Puebla, Mexico http://youtu.be/4zDGUlUxCZQ Training workshops in the US this yea; limited spaces. http://ow.ly/JJTif
– Showtime: 2/28: Parrot Education Day Newman Hotel, Mt Gravatt, Bisbae, Australia. . Hosted by Bird Behavior and Enrichment Consultant Jim McKendry. Books and products available. 9-3 — 3/1: 2nd Annual Rainforest Parrot Party – Rainforest Clinic for Birds and Exotics, 3319 E Rd, Loxahatchee, FL – 10-4 – 561-795-4878 email@example.com — 3/6-8: Long Island Pet Expo – Suffolk Community College Expo Center, 1001 Crooked Hill Road, Brentwood, Long Island, NY – Fri 4-9, Sat 10-7, Sun 10- 5 – 800-677-4677 – firstname.lastname@example.org — 3/7-8: Tim Vogle’s Southeastern Exotic Bird Fair – Atlanta State Farmers Market, 16 Forest Pkwy, Forest Park, GA – Sat 9-5, Sun 9-4 – 813-431-8799 -email@example.com — 3/8: Hernando Exotic Bird Club 17th Annual Bird Mart – Hernando County Fairgrounds, 6436 Broad St., Brooksville, FL – 9-4 – 727-856-3587 – firstname.lastname@example.org — 3/11-14: Avicultural Society of America Avicultural Conference – Bahia Hotel, 998 West Mission Bay Drive, San Diego, CA- 909-599-7577 – email@example.com
– Lost: Senegal parrot, ‘Toby‘, No. Everett, WA. http://seattle.craigslist.org/sno/laf/4899321024.html — If your bird gets lost, all may not be lost: http://conurecommunity.com/lostbirdtips.htm