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tags: animal adoption, pets, birds, parrots, Wild Parrots of Telegraph Hill, San Francisco Image: orphaned (like the birds).

tags: animal adoption, pets, birds, parrots, Wild Parrots of Telegraph Hill Image: orphaned (like the birds).

Tour of Chirpendale

tags: Bill and Coo, Tour of Chirpendale, film, movies, silly, funny, humor, fucking hilarious, animal training, birds, parrots, streaming video I have never seen nor heard of Bill and Coo (1948), but it’s a real treat. It features an all-bird cast (trained by George Burton) acting out a story involving Taxi Driver Bill Singer wooing…

Gift Wrapping With Parrot Companions

tags: Holidays, companion pets, parrots, humor, funny, gift wrapping Orpheus. Male Hawk-headed (red fan) parrot, Deroptyus a. accipitrinus, April 2008. Image: GrrlScientist 2008 [larger view]. I thought you might find this little essay amusing about wrapping gifts when there is a parrot in the house.

tags: Snowball, dancing cockatoo, behavior, streaming video This streaming video is a clip from a longer DVD, Snowball’s Snowy Christmas DVD, which is now available for Christmas gift giving. Children love Snowball and this DVD features the sulfur-crested cockatoo, Snowball, dancing to Christmas carols.

tags: safety tips, holidays, christmas, hanukkah, kwanzaa, new year’s day, pets, birds, parrots Elektra. My pet Female Solomon Islands Eclectus parrot, Eclectus roratus solomonensis, April 2008. Image: GrrlScientist 2008 [larger view]. This message was emailed to me, and I am posting it here as a public service. With the Christmas, Kwanzaa, Hanukkah and the New…

Shagged by a Rare Parrot

tags: kakapo, Strigops habroptilus, conservation, endangered species, humor, Stephen Fry, Mark Carwardine, Last Chance to See, streaming video Stephen Fry and zoologist Mark Carwardine head to the ends of the earth in search of animals on the edge of extinction. In New Zealand the travellers make their way through one of the most dramatic landscapes…

The Spix Macaw, Cyanopsittacus spixi, by Karl Plath and published in the April 1931 edition of Aviculture, the journal of The Avicultural Society in London, England [larger view]. A reader is wondering where this painting of a Spix’s Macaw is located; does anyone know?

tags: parrots, Kakapo, Strigops habroptilus, BBC Two, Last Chance to See, endangered species, BBC Two, Mark Carwardine, Stephen Fry, streaming video Parrot lovers will especially enjoy this video, but anyone who enjoys birds and who wishes to protect endangered species will like it also. Following in the footsteps of Douglas Adams, Stephen Fry joins Mark…

tags: parrots, pets, birds, behavior, animal training, basketball-playing parrots, streaming video This amazing video of parrots playing basketball is fascinating watching because it shows the results of patience combined with excellent animal training techniques. This video shows clips from “1 on 1″ and “2 on 2″ basketball games, starring parrots, Bo and Yoda (Congo African…