– World Parrot Count 2013 focuses on parrots that have been introduced and are established and breeding in areas they are not native to. Many tropical species have settled comfortably in the warmer regions of the USA, but the monk, or quaker parrot thrives in such seemingly incongruous locales as New York, Chicago and parts of New England. To take part in the count, go to http://cityparrots.org/world-parrot-count/ Thanks to Lara Joseph for this info.– – Wish they all could be California parrots: Parrots Of California – YouTube, speaking of ferals. From Emmett Renshaw.
-New Year’s Eve Pet Bird Safety – Parrot Safety Tips for New Year’s Eve
–New Year’s Eve partyin’ parrots: “Elvira” African Gray Parrot Rings Bell for Happy New … – YouTube — Happy New Year! By little bird Tosha – YouTube– From Emmett Renshaw comes Parrot dance…… you dont see ever before like this….:) — Gretel does “Go Greties” – YouTube Whatever THAT means. Brought to us by Arlene Levin.– A bit late for Christmas, but since we’re still in the holiday season, Snowball the cockatoo shakes his tail feathers to some holiday tunes Snowball’s Snowy Christmas DVD – YouTube — However, given their druthers, Parrots have an ‘intense dislike’ of dance music, says … – NME.com From Viki Bullock.
– The holidays aren’t over quite yet: 1/5 is the11th National Bird Day, say Press Releases – Born Free USA an animal welfare/wildlife conservation organization. According to senior program associate/biologist Monica Engebretson: “This year’s emphasis is on educating the public about birds as ‘pets’ and reminding people that birds are actually not domesticated animals like cats and dogs. They belong in the wild and it is very challenging to meet their needs in a home environment. They are intelligent, highly social, flight-adapted animals.” Thanks for the tip from Linda Bringle.
– The biggest parrot-related news stories of 2012 covered in Pet Gazette; click on the cover image for the current issue; then scroll down to Page 10 (at top of page) and click on page to enlarge “2012 Parrot Year in Review” by examiner George Sommers.
– New year brings new hope to critically rare Puerto Rican parrots:Polly Wanna Genome? | The Scientist Magazine® Thanks to Sally Blanchard.
– Yahoo! The new year sees Mass. Cage Bird Association with a new online site. http://pets.groups.yahoo.com/group/Massachusetts_Cage_Bird_Association/
– Connecticut Parrot Society’s January 3 meeting talk will be “Handling Difficult Parrot Behaviors: Reading Your Bird’s Body Language,” by Anthony DiBella, Certified Avian Specialist (CAS)
– Lost cockatoo in Myrtle Beach, SC: http://www.myrtlebeachonline.com/2012/12/23/3237307/north-myrtle-beach-business-owner.html
– 2012 is almost over, but there’s still time to help parrots. Not only will your gift will be doubled! Donations made by December 31st qualify as a tax deduction. for World Parrot Trust‘s Save the WPT 3 Campaign.– And there’s also still time to win a nifty macaw painting while benefiting two parrot rescue organizations. Raffle tickets go for chicken feed – $2 each or 3 for $5. A Parrot’s Perch- Home
– This is a LOVE bird??? Axe-Wielding Bird ATTACKS! – YouTube — Captain Beaky demonstrates why parrots and computers are not a good mix Blue Headed Pionus Parrot’s Favourite New Game – YouTube — and Cockatoo vs Caique Baby : ジャッキー×ぐぴ～ 01 – YouTube all from The Parrot Club‘s Dr. Amy Hopkins.
– Weymouth, MA based Leather Elves is a family owned and operated business that has created handmade, bird safe toys for companion parrots for over a decade. As resident enrichment specialist, owner Robin Shewokis has consulted at aviaries and zoos around the world and is a popular speaker at various parrot related venues. Catch up with Robin’s upcoming 2013 travels at www.theleatherelves.com
– On the lighter side to end a tough year and begin a hopefully good one Celebirding – Tumblr comes from fellow Arlington Catholic High School alumnus Natalie Frissore.
– Heard of the Bengalese finch? Neither have we, but you can read all about them in “Australian Birdkeeper”‘s latest book. http://www.birdkeeper.com.au/CatalogueRetrieve.aspx?ProductID=5151475&A=SearchResult&SearchID=5248731&ObjectID=5151475&ObjectType=27
– Budgie bedding: Not FOR your parakeet pals, but bedwear for people with some pretty cool parakeet graphics. Love Budgies Organic Duvet Cover & Sham | Pottery Barn Thanks to Amy Hopkins and Long Island Parrot Society.