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In issue 314 -
Beakiating parrots use their beaks to swing from branch to branch. By GrrlScientist
In issue 314 -
The Great Green Macaw – conservation and aviculture. By Rosemary Low
In issue 314 -
What kind of enclosures for our birds? Complete Psittacine by Eb Cravens
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Mixed fortunes for native psittacines in southern Haiti. By David Waugh, Correspondent, Loro Parque Fundación
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Complete Psittacine by EB Cravens


A Story about Neediness in Pet Parrots

Outside our bathroom window in the garden behind the banana patch is an elevated 10ft cage that holds April’s two young Noble Macaws. I say ‘young’ because Forrest and Toby are still in their middle teens, and one would like to think psittacines of this size and species will happily live well into their thirties.

Forrest is presently setting on a clutch of two infertile eggs, laid in her play/nighttime sleep box and the first laying episode of her life. It has been thirty days or more, but she is having such a good time playing mother and since no harm is being done and it is an odd mid-winter clutch, we just let her enjoy herself. We never really expected her to lay eggs!

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