Tell CITES to end trade in African Grey Parrots!

I had an interesting question posed to me via my GreyBird.club Facebook page regarding the recent Change.org petition circulating to Tell CITES to end trade in African Grey Parrots! #SaveGreys. I have gotten many people to sign this petition through my Greybird.club Facebook page but this one person asked: “Can someone please explain this to […]

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A Future For Wild Timnehs

Posted by Rowan Martin on 07/30 at 11:11 AM Timneh parrots have long been subject to high levels of trapping for the pet trade, leading to dramatic declines in populations. They are restricted to western areas of the moist Upper Guinea forests and bordering savannas, from the Bijagós islands of Guinea-Bissau eastwards through southern Guinea, […]

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Why Save Parrots?

Of the more than 350 known species of parrots, nearly 100 are threatened in wild. Popular as pets, many are captured for the wild bird trade or suffer from hunting or loss of habitat. Each species is an integral part of their environment and the extinction of even a single species is a sad and […]

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True or False

1. A cage is a prison. Keeping a bird in a cage is cruel and inhumane. False: We believe parrots deserve to be free and should be left in the wild, not bred in captivity for the pet trade. However, parrots are bred in captivity and kept as companion animals, therefore it’s the parrot guardian’s […]

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TAKE ACTION!

Cockatoos in Crisis Stop logging their forest homes! BACKGROUND The south-west’s Black Cockatoos are in free fall. We must act now to protect them by stopping the logging of the karri and jarrah forests where they live, breed and feed. The science is very clear: the loss of habitat is the major threat to their […]

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Shanlung

I must say when it comes to parrots and their peeps Shanlung, Tinkerbell & Riamfada are my heroes. After reading all of his writings that I could find I find his philosophy on the relationship with bird and man is a good one to follow. He treats his birds with the respect that they deserve […]

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