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Parrots Need Valentine Love Too!

A Valentine to all Scienceblogs readers, from Pepper!


(Thanks to Aaron for the picture!)


  1. #1 Charlie (Colorado)
    February 16, 2008

    What in God’s name is he eating?

  2. #2 Carol
    February 16, 2008

    Glad to see my “grandbird” is getting spoiled!!!!!

  3. #3 Tegumai Bopsulai, FCD
    February 18, 2008
  4. #4 s1mplex
    February 19, 2008

    Ha! I can personally remark on at least two African Grey Parrots that absolutely love whipped cream. It’s like crack to them, for some reason.

  5. #5 Ole Blue
    February 22, 2008

    Hope you and the wonderful bird received warm and fuzzy feelings on Valentines day.

  6. #6 Ithaca
    April 17, 2009

    Keeping parrots as domestic pets is something I feel very strongly about, especially as a person who grew up around animals: 4 pet dogs, 3 pet cats, 6 pet birds one of which was in the parrot family, and numerous fish.

    Parrots basically need more attention than a human who works and goes to school or any combination of the two can give them. The need basically 24 hours of attention – in the wild they are very social birds, socializing with even other species of bird, and need to fly for cardiovascular health.

    I don’t believe parrots should be kept as pets. The best way to help is if you have a parrot, provide it with the best care possible, and do not breed the parrot. Also join a campaign to stop parrots being bred/captured for pets.

  7. #7 18 film izle
    May 25, 2009

    Glad to see my “grandbird” is getting spoiled!!!!!

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