Parrots

Why Do Parrots (And People) Eat Clay?

The parrots of Southeastern Peru crave an earthy delicacy: dirt. At the Colorado clay lick, a cliff face rising above the Tambopata River in the western Amazon Basin, parrots — often hundreds at a time from up to 18 species — gather each day to feast on sun-hardened clay.<p>"It's a real spectacle of …

News (U.S.)

Researchers record cockatoo squawks in Vic Yahoo7 News

Red-tailed black cockatoos are considered one of Australia's rarest birds.<p>Next time you're tempted to squawk back at cockatoos in Victoria, just …

Australian News

Parrot standing on stick

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A Playful Little Cockatoo Enjoys an Adorable Game of Peek-A-Boo With Her Beloved Rescuer Human

by Lori Dorn at on<p>In 2016, a wonderfully playful umbrella cockatoo named Layla enjoyed an absolutely adorable game of peek-a-boo with Dawn Graham, …

Cats

A LEGO scarlet macaw is within your clutch [Instructions] | The Brothers Brick

Although the scarlet macaw is native to the humid evergreen forests of tropical South America, you may wish to take this opportunity to have your own …

Lego

飼い主と一緒にシャワータイムを楽しむ鳥さんが最高にキュート♡ おとなし~く水に打たれています

ブラックとグリーンの配色が、まるでクジャクのよう! フォロワー数1万8000超を誇る鳥インスタグラマーのジギー(Ziggy)は、<b>水浴びがだ~い好き</b>なんです。<p>一体どれくらい水浴びが好きなのかは、インスタグラムに投稿されている「水浴び動画」を見れば、一目瞭然。<b>飼い主さんと一緒にシャワーを浴びている</b>映像もあって、おとなし~く水に打たれている様子は、滝行に励む修行僧のようにも見えます。ひとしき水を浴びて体をブルブルっとする姿までキュート!<p>【三度の飯より「水浴び」が好き!?】<p>上から降ってくるシャワーにじーっと目を向けて、恍惚の表情。わたしは鳥を飼ったことがないし、周囲に飼っている人もいないためよくわから …

Cute

A Stubborn Cockatoo Loudly Refuses to Get In His Carrier to Go to the Vet

by Lori Dorn at on<p>In 2014, A stubborn and rather vociferous cockatoo named Max threw himself a big temper tantrum when he saw that his carrier had …

Video: Researchers film bizarre-looking 'cockatoo squid' near British Columbia coast

Researchers were tickled this week to discover a bizarre-looking “cockatoo squid” off the coast of British Columbia.

British Columbia

Netflix New Zealand cashes in on original content

Netflix / YouTube<p>Ozark starts on Netflix on July 21<p>Ozark, a Netflix original that launched in July, was tracking as the most popular show in New …

Netflix

Excited Cockatoo Gleefully Waits at the Window to Watch His Human Dad Walk Through the Door

by Lori Dorn at on<p>An adorable cockatoo named Onni took his daily position in front of the window to watch his beloved human Daddy come home. As soon …

Copan - Mayan Ruins & Macaws in Honduras

Copan Ruinas, or Copán as its more commonly known, is a small, pretty town in Honduras close to the Guatemala border. It is on the tourist map due to …

Birds

Who’s a pretty boy, then!

I’ve always wondered about birds of the same family and their natural talents. A distinct difference between a parrot and a cockatoo are their …

Lego

Parakeet rescued after Oregon rollover crash

A parakeet and its owner are recovering after a rollover crash on Highway 26 in Oregon.<p>Banks, Oregon firefighters said crews were called to milepost 52 about 5:28 p.m. Saturday.<p>A 45-year-old man was driving eastbound on the highway when he drifted off the right shoulder, lost control, and rolled …

Missing macaw found 3 days after taking off from Ohio zoo

POWELL, Ohio — A central Ohio zoo says a macaw that flew away from an open-air exhibit area was safely recaptured after people spotted the bright …

Listen to Long Island Rapper Kush.wav's Bouncy New Song "Parakeet on a Tree"

A lot of rappers are gifted from birth with perfect names to pursue a rap career, but few have the honor of being named Kush. Long Island, New York …

Music

Watch a Wildcat Attack a Parrot in Rare Video

Tourists were in for a shock when they saw a wildcat catch a parrot during a birdwatching trip.<p>Macaws are not typically on the menu for ocelots—until the opportunity presents itself.<p>During a recent birdwatching trip in Peru's Tambo Blanquillo private wildlife reserve, tourists were stunned to see …

Birds

Cockatoo Has Perfect Response To Pawing Cat

An open-and-shut case.<p>Victory, cockatoo.<p>Birds and cats have been at odds long before Sylvester and Tweety, but this feathered frenemy delivered a conflict-ending response for the ages.<p>Now that’s a shut down.<p>H/T Tastefully Offensive

Cats

An Inquisitive Parrot Abruptly Shuts the Lid to a Box Containing an Unexpected Kitten Hiding Inside

by Lori Dorn at on<p>A rather inquisitive parrot named Karin tentatively opened the lid to a small wicker box on the dining room table with his nimble …

Cats

A Bird Murder Witness: Why Parrots Are Such Great Mimics

A Michigan woman was convicted of first-degree murder on Wednesday (July 19) in a bizarre case that included psychics, mysterious death threats and a …

Birds

Vancouver vet gets award for rescuing hundreds of parrots

A Vancouver veterinarian has been honoured with a national award for her part in the rescue of hundreds of exotic birds, including several species of …

Birds

Parakeet only wants to be friends with birds, real or not, who look exactly like itself

There are both people and birds who actually like to go out and make new friends, regardless of their actual quality. Ugh.<p>Twitter user @Pap3oyo's parakeet is one of those birds. @Pap3oyo has been sharing videos of his very attractive parrot seemingly trying to make friends with stuffed animal …

Birds

This parakeet trying to make friends with its stuffed counterparts is the wholesome content you need this afternoon

We’ve seen some amazing things from birds on the internet. There was the bird that sang like Rihanna, the cockatiel singing Mozart, and the birds …

Relationships

A Close Look at the Early (and Awkward) Days of Baby City Birds

Altricial birds are born bald, or with patches of natal down feathers like this Monk Parakeet chick (left). It hatched from an egg laid by a rescue, …

Birds

Video

The Plain Parakeet is endemic to the Atlantic Forest biome of eastern Brazil, where it is a generally common resident in lowlands and foothills, to …

São Paulo

Exotic and colourful – but should parakeets be culled, ask scientists

A four-year research project has found the flocks are a major threat to British birds, farms and vineyards<p>It is not what you would expect to hear in the Conservative suburban heartlands of Beckenham, Bromley and Boreham Wood in south-east England – homeowners voicing their approval for a wave of …

Environment

Watch this cockatoo make music with a stick

Cockatoos are already known for their wicked dance moves, but a new study reveals that they can create their own beat as well. Researchers observing …

Relieved owners thank community for help after pesky parrot makes a great escape

The owners of Skye combed the streets for three days to find the blue macaw after she opened the latch on her cage and flew out the back door.<p>A pesky …

News (Scotland)

World Parrot Trust

Dear Dot, I believe that would be three questions - actually four because the first is really two bundled together.<p>First, is it hopeful? Absolutely. …

Birds

Netflix jittery again in early trading

Shares of Netflix (NASDAQ:NFLX) are down 2.43% in premarket action amid some broad selling on popular tech stocks.<p>Beyond the unsettled trading on …

Netflix

Viral Cockatoo Barks Like Dog, Teaches Lesson in Mimicry

In a bizarre video making the rounds on the internet, a cockatoo walks around a terrace, barking like a dog. And not only does it sound like a dog, …

Birds