– Budgies are small in size but big in of color variety; like the three pictured residents of Quincy, MA. xhttp://www.listmyfive.com/506a0d6f/The-Top-Five-Parakeet-Colors An online article by this examiner.
– African RED parrot??? Color mutation comes after years of tedious effort. The world’s first all red African grey parrot is the work of South Afriica’s Hennie Diedericks. Thanks for the video link to Jonathan Gourd. Red African Greywww.youtube.com
– Showtime: Birds Of A Feather avicultural club of New Hampshire holds its annual show and vendor mart 10-4 Sat. 10/22 – All Dogs Gym, 505 Sheffield Rd., Manchester NH. “I SAW WILD PARROTS IN NEW YORK CITY!” author (this examiner) will be on hand to autograph books.
–Pet cockatoo ownership could be restricted From AFA: IMPORTANT: USFWS deadline approaching: Please make comment!
– Snowball the cockatoo boogies to “Another One Bites the Dust” – thanks for sharing, Fran Giallorenzi! Snow Ball ” Another one Bites the Dust” Just Awesomewww.youtube.com
– The Troy, Ohio bird abuse situation recalled in a bittersweet video with a happy ending by Dennis Bohn. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IHKLNls1VrU Take a virtual stroll through Zazu’s House Parrot Sanctuary in Washington, courtesy of Chet and Dave Womach. http://www.birdtricks.com/blog/zazus-house-parrot-sanctuary-documentary-by-birdtricks-com/ Finally, a quick peek at inside Foster Parrots of Rhode Island – and someone is peeking back! http://t.co/Wf8ZdY2P
– Wild parrots are also imperiled. Parrots International notes the confiscation of 517 Amazon parrot chicks, mostly blue fronted and yellow faced, from black marketeers in Pemambuco, Brazil. Parrots International is dedicated to the conservation and survival of endangered wild parrots.
–Delbert the yellow naped Amazon sings “Happy Birthday”. A Special Happy Birthday to You! Thanks tio Concetta Ferragamo. And Mucky Bird the cockatiel whistles a happy tune. Oct 10, 2011 9:56pm
– From Down Under comes a marvelous new product for parrot owners from entrepreneur Lee-ann Simpson. http://www.tweetyenterprises.co
– Sally Blanchard now has bundled article informational packets on parrots from African greys to Quakers prepackaged and available for $3 (including s & h). Inquire at http://www.companionparrotonline.com/
– Something for the little fids. Canary/Finch Diet Review comes to us from Frank Indiviglio. .
– Two ringneck parakeets cavorting in this video brought to our attention by Jeannie Morgan. Adorable et rigolo <3 [HQ]
– It’s not too early to be thinking of holiday gifts for that special bird in your life. Handcrafted toys lovingly made by friend of the column Diane Cardullo. Dianes Bird Toyswww.dianesbirdtoys.com
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