Hunting and Poaching Earth’s Children

  I came across two scientific papers recently that speak to me about the depth of parrots’ ability to “speak” to one another, and to humans. The first paper is about Cosmo, an African grey parrot that lives with a human companion.  This study’s results “demonstrate for the first time that it is within the […]

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Free Falling

Rockland, Massachusetts:  August 28, 2011 (in the middle of Tropical Storm Irene)  I write this as a guest in the home of Marc Johnson and Karen Winsor of Foster Parrots.  The power is out due to weakened Hurricane Irene who is blowing through the area.  The power may be out here, but it was on […]

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Flocking Behavior in Toledo Ohio

Flocking Behavior in Toledo Ohio

Who would have thought that Toledo would be a center of understanding flocking behavior in parrots?  First I was exposed to the human/bird flock in the Bird and Exotic Pet Wellness Center this week.  As part of my fresher course in avian medicine, Dr. Susan Orosz then took me to see Nancy Sloan Burke and […]

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