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Four Things You Should Never Do In Front Of Your Pet Bird

Four things you should never do in front of your bird (and one thing you should do!) to promote the health and happiness of your feathered pal.

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Guinness World Record For Aviary With Most Bird Species

The Shuka Vana Bird Home in India earned a Guinness World Record as the one aviary in the world with the most bird species at a single location.

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African grey parrot

Why Parrots Are So Smart

In recent decades, studies are revealing how birds’ brains work. Learn how their brains are similar and different from mammal brains, and how different bird types have different brains.

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Bird Art On The Auction Block

If you’re an art-loving bird enthusiast, an auction house is one avenue for scoring an endearing work of bird art. Parrot-inspired sculptures range from inexpensive to extravagant.

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Pepperberg’s Parrots Surprise With Word Choices

The talkative African grey parrots Dr. Pepperberg works with in her research lab communicate in English, and sometimes they surprise lab staff. See why!

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Fictitious Birds Should Eat Healthy Too

The Minecraft video game had a parrot problem — the parrot characters were fed chocolate chip cookies! See what movie parrots were also fed no-no foods.

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Bird Mural Depicts Avian History

Be amazed by the huge bird mural at Cornell University. It depicts birds across the world in their true sizes, and a website lets you interact with it.

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Inside Pepperberg’s Lab: Getting Parrots To Exercise

Exercise is particularly important for our parrots, as most conditions in captivity are extremely different from the lives they live in the wild.

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cockatiel, 'tiel

Psittacosis: What Bird Owners Need to Know

Psittacosis is a disease that can be transmitted to people from birds and vice versa, so learn all you can to protect your bird from it.

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The Desert Cardinal: Beauty In the Desert

Do male and female Desert Cardinals differ in looks? Learn this and other fun facts about this lesser-known, southern counterpart to the Northern Cardinal.

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Inside Dr. Pepperberg’s Lab: Parrot Picture Day

Dr. Pepperberg gives a behind-the-scenes look at the challenges of getting parrots to pose during photo shoots, where props and distractions abound.

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Birds That Deceive To Get Ahead

The first day of April is notable mostly because that is the day of the year where pranks and deception rule the day. With that theme in mind, there are plenty of instances in nature where animals have evolved to be deceptive as a survival tactic. Here’s a look at bird species that use trickery to get ahead.

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Genetic Engineering: New Hope For Rare Species?

Discover how emerging biological and preservation technologies currently being developed might be a way of saving endangered species.

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Birds for St. Patrick’s Day

In honor of St. Patrick’s Day, which falls on March 17 each year, here’s a look at one popular bird in Ireland – the Northern lapwing ‑ as well as some parrots whose plumage will make us all green with envy.

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