.- PETA vs. Pets: “Birds are born to fly free. Flying us. Stealing their freedom by capturing them and putting them in cages to spend their entire lives in a tiny prison is as unacceptable a it would be to lock a human being in one tiny room for life,”says Benazir Suraiya; spokesperson for the India chapter of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals; a view sure to raise the ire of companion bird fanciers. is as natural and important as walking is to
– The most all-American parrot of all wasn’t around to celebrate THIS 4th of July- but in a science fiction type twist, it might in the future. Meanwhile, there are other contenders for the title. For “Red, White and Blue Parrots” Pet Gazette by examiner George Sommers‘ click on the cover image, scroll to page 10 and click on the page to enlarge.
– EDITOR’ S NOTE: some copying, pasting and placing in engine search may me necessary for some of today’s links- exaaminer site not fully cooperating this week. Regret the inconvenience.
– Photos of elusive night parrot: http://www.abc.net.au/news/2013-07-03/man-claims-to-have-filmed-the-rare… From David T. Longo
– Smart Japanese Parrot Outdoes Humans – YouTube Thanks WindyCity Parrot for the tip.– ‘Toos can do it to: http://phys.org/news/2013-07-cockatoos-puzzle-video.html Thanks to Marc Johnson of Foster Parrots.– Jail Bird cockatoo opens locked cage from the inside. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Yd-IuZtRsc From Dawn Korpalski.
– Wish they could all be California birds: A Tribute to California’sParrotswww.youtube.com Thanks to Lanette Raymond.
– (Rare) good news for endangered parrots: Two Endangered Parrot Species Return Homewww.inquisitr.com Thanks to Kathy Pierce.
– 100 year old Parrot Silent Movie – Trained Parrot
– Snowball the dancing cockatoo heading to New York City with handler Irena Schulz to tape Radio Shack commercial.
– Mary Rose planning to row from San Francisco to Hawaii in 2014, to raise money and awareness for parrot conservation. No American woman has been successful at this race. From Lanette Raymond.
– Moluccan Cockatoo Relaxing by Koi Pondwww.youtube.com From Dawn Korpalski.
– Mike the African Grey sings I Kissed a Girl From Kathy Heaton.
– Commercial for the Perfect Polly, as seen on TV; and as mentioned in last week’s “From the parrot’s beak”. Perfect Polly Pet – A real infomercial www.youtube.com
– Forget the cage – take a video tour of a condo for birds. (Maybe this would make PETA happier?) http://bit.ly/19Plkw3 From WindyCity Parrot.
– “Building an Aviary From the Ground Up” from “Australian BirdKeeper”‘s Marcus Pollard. http://birdkeeper.com.au/buy-back-issues/item-877-volume-25-issue-3-jun-jul-2012
– Summer salad for parrots (and their people). thehappycockatoo.wordpress.com-
– “I first got into parrots over 37 years ago. I went into a bird shop in Wichita, KS. The most delightful and very tame wild-caught yellow-collared macaw came home with me. Bojo was the first bird I taught to do a somersault in my hand. I remember the time I went on a local live television show with her. As I was talking about what a wonderful bird she was, I caught a glimpse of myself on the monitor and realized that she had undone all of the buttons on my blouse. The cameraman noticed about the same time and went to a head shot allowing me to button up,” says Sally Blanchard
– Clubbin’: The Parrot Club of CT’s July 9 meeting will be a movie night.
Showtime: 7/6-7: Mid-Southern Budgerigar Society 7th Annual Show – Dyer County Complex Auditorium, 153 Everett Avenue, Dyersburg, TN – 9- 4 – 731-643-6142 – email@example.com — 7/13: Nashville Pet Expo – Nashville Expo Center, 625 Smith Ave., Nashville, TN – 10-6 – 800-977-3609 x108 – firstname.lastname@example.org —Exotic Bird Fair Expo – Ismailia Shine Center, 1600 Southwestern Blvd., Buffalo, NY – 10- 4 – 419-685-2412 – email@example.com — 7/13/14: Atlanta’s Exotic Bird Fair – North Atlanta Trade Center, 1700 Jeurgens Court, Norcross,GA – Sat 9 – 5 pm, Sun 10- 4 – 770-279-9899 – firstname.lastname@example.org — AVES 2013 – Australia 8/22-25.http://www.parrotconvention.com/
– STOLEN African Grey Parrot / Bird – Shoemakersville, Pennsylvania, PA, United States, USLost… –
– Lost and Found Parrots / Birds – Parrot / Bird Reporting and Alerting Register www.parrotalert.com — Lost: Umbrella cockatoo sighted in the Shelton, CT area. http://www.911parrotalert.com/found/sighted-ct-huntington-cockatoo-june-… No further info, call the police dept. or animal control if you’re missing a cockatoo. — A cockatiel was lost in Durham, CT on 6/24/13:http://newhaven.craigslist.org/laf/3893550081.html Another(?) cockatiel was just found in Westport. If you’ve lost a cockatiel, please contact:email@example.com —Astro a sun conure is missing in near St Cecilia’s Church in Leominster, MA; very friendly. If seen or found please call 978-235-2989. Rewaqrd offered.– Lost: female normal grey cockatiel in Atglen! If seen, please call 610-999-6298. or 717-226-2149. This bird is very sweet and tame, but will be very afraid. — In Waverly NY/PA there are several blue and gold macaws loose.Many people are trying to lure them down from trees and power lines but noone really knows how. — Bird Medicine and Surgery had a good samaritan bring in a stray Amazon parrot . It has no microchip. If you are missing your Amazon, call the office and tell them what species it is. — Lost: Lola the African grey – Staten Island, New York, NY, United States, US – Lost & Found…
– Rescue me: Garage sale/car wash benefits Feathered Sanctuary Exotic Bird Rescue; Sat. 7/6 8:30-5 2911 Willosw Street Pike, Willow Street, PA– Florida Parrot Rescue
needs foster homes! They have over 100 birds in rescue right now, and many on the waiting E-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org for an application. — Trisha, an umbrella cockatoo, has a serious prolapse and is in desperate need of surgery. The owner is on a fixed income and is very limited on what she can pay. Surgery estimate is between $300 and $500. Trisha will be going to All Creatures http://allcreaturesanimalhospital.org/ You can help by donating directly to the vet, under Shanin Cull Curtis ,in care of Trisha . 716-636-3600 — Feathered Sanctuary Exotic Bird Rescue holds a yard sale, food sale and car wash on Sun. 7/6, 8:30-5, 2911 Willow Street Pike, Willow Street, PA 717-464-3333.– Memo’s New Lease On Lifewww.youcaring.com — Yard sale and car wash to benefit Feathered Sanctuary, Sat. 7/6 8:30-5; 2911 Willow Strreet Pike, Willow Street, PA.
– Readin’ material: WPT Flock Talk eNewsletter for June 2013 – Issue 70 — “The Flying Monkey”; newlestter of Foster Parrots http://www.fosterparrots.com/newsletters/June2013.pdf —“Flock Talk,” our online newsletter News « Garuda Aviary–Are you about to buy a bird for the first time or know someone who is? http://birdkeeper.com.au/CatalogueRetrieve.aspx?ProductID=5041171&A=SearchResult&SearchID=5547108&ObjectID=5041171&ObjectType=27 — Check out “Talking Parrots” http://onlinestore.usatoday.com /pet-guide-p16860.aspx by Barbara Heidenreich in Pet Guide — USA TODAY Online Store onlinestore.usatoday.com
– Last word is from Boozle singing the National Anthem
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tyPjVV7brDQ Thanks to Dawn Korpalski.
– Watch this 100 year old Parrot Silent Movie – Trained Parrot