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  • Man caught trying to smuggle cockatoos out of Indonesia in water bottles
    Man caught trying to smuggle cockatoos out of Indonesia in water bottles
    A smuggler was caught with critically endangered birds crammed inside water bottles, according to CNN on Wednesday.Twenty-two live birds, including rare yellow-crested cockatoos and a green parrot, were found during an anti-smuggling operation....
  • Swollen allergy face
    Some pet birds can cause allergic reactions
    You arrive home with your beautiful new bird. It's a breed that you've greatly desired in your years of working enjoying birds.. An enormous cage is set up ready to go, bowls are filled with all the proper foods and toys all lovingly...
  • 'Shorts: Date Night': A Milwaukee Film Festival movie review
    'Shorts: Date Night': A Milwaukee Film Festival movie review
    "Shorts: Date Night" is a compilation of nine short films about love and heartbreak. Though the title "Date Night" might make one think it is only for sweethearts and those in love, the majority of the shorts are actually...
  • Rich Weiner
    He opened the door to his home and filled it with love
    When I read about the American Inspired contest it only took a moment for me to think of the one person who really deserves this award. Richard Weiner.Rich works as a firefighter and policeman. Yes, he is a brave public servant, but he's much...
  • The meeting that wasn't
    Still No Justice for Parrots in Ohio
    “Miami County Humane Society will NOT be meeting here tonite!” read a sign in front of the Hayner Cultural center in Troy, Ohio. Some of the people greeted by the sign were bird lovers who had traveled up to two hours to have questions...
  • Ella in her Hoodie
    Ella's story continues!
    She’s a perfect, near featherless bundle of joy in her home. In March, you read a story of a Goffin’s Cockatoo who had plucked herself bald, save for her head, and had even caused mutilation to her chest. Today, Ella’s wound is...
  • Exotic pet owners have options, Dr. Harris is a wonderful choice
    Exotic pet owners have options, Dr. Harris is a wonderful choice
    Approximately a decade ago, early 2000s, there was news pertaining to a cockatoo who was maimed by another cockatoo, her mate. By the way, a cockatoo is any of the 21 species belonging to the bird family Cacatuidae.This tragic 'event'...
  • Ella
    The story of Ella
    Meet Elsie. Elsie is the mommy of a Sunday Conure, a rescued and rehabilitated white dove, a canary, a budgie, and recently a Goffin Cockatoo. Every pet has a story, but for Elsie, her Ella’s story is special. Like anyone else, Elsie had a...
  • hspca_birds_in_outdoor_cage.jpg
    Why did Houston seize 1000 birds & animals?
    Thursday, July 15th, over 1000 "animals" were taken from the home of a USDA licensed breeder in the Houston area. There are many aspects of the seizure that give pause. The facts of the case need to be clarified. The HSPCA may or may not...
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