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Should You Own a Parrot: 5 Things to Consider

This article was first published in 2008 on the now-defunct PetKnows.com blog. I’m republishing it here as that site has been taken down. Some people think of parrots as low-maintenance pets, a step up from fish and hamsters, but much less trouble than a dog or cat. Anyone who gets a pet bird under that…

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Do Parrots in the Wild Have Names?

Do parrots in the wild have names? If so, how do they learn them (and how can we know this)? Check out this great video explaining how a scientist named Karl Berg is studying green-rumped parrotlets and how they learn their “signature contact calls” (aka. “names”). Hello, I’m Bob. Hey, Tom, do you want to…

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Discount on DIY Bird Toy Parts

Earlier this month, Deb White the founder of Super Bird Creations (a line of high-quality bird toys available for wholesale to retailers) as well as a number of other sites dedicated to enriching the lives of parrots, came to Phoenix Landing for a special lecture on the important role that “play” serves in the lives…

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