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Conure Cuteness Overload

You couldn’t get any cuter if you tried!

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2009 Endangered Species Day

“Happy” Endangered Species Day? Well, there isn’t a lot that’s happy about disappearing biodiversity, but in 2006, the U.S. Congress created Endangered Species Day to celebrate wildlife – and we should certainly celebrate increased awareness about endangered species. Endangered Species Day falls on the third Friday of every May. So, today would be a good…

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How to Get a Parrot to Go Back Inside His Cage

I frequently see people struggling with getting their bird back in its cage. I adapted one of my recent BirdBoard responses into a blog post. How do you get your bird to go in its cage? My parrot always puts up a fuss and runs/flies away when it’s time for him to go back in….

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The Work of the Alex Foundation Continues – Please Help

In Irene Pepperberg’s book Alex & Me — Pepperberg’s story of how a small bundle of feathers humbled a scientific community and showed everyone just how smart parrots really are — she writes: “How much impact could a one-pound ball of feathers have on the world? It took death for me to find out.” When…

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Parrots at the National Zoo

Of course there are parrots at the National Zoo, but yesterday you could also have found a sun conure named Stewie and a White Capped Pionus named Mika at the zoo in DC. That’s because the Smithsonian was hosting a Bird Fest this weekend that included games, performances and exhibitors — including a booth by…

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