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Fri, Jan 25 | By Matt Van Hoven | 771

NAIROBO – Wildlife authorities in Cameroon have rescued 1,200 African Grey Parrots slated for exotic animal trade markets in Bahrain and Mexico. Known for their ability to mimic speech, the birds are increasingly popular as pets. Howe… more ›

1,200 Parrots Rescued from Traffickers
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Tue, Oct 23 | By AP | 359

A noisy parrot that likes to imitate sounds helped save a man and his son from a house fire by mocking a smoke alarm, the bird's owner says. Shannon Conwell, 33, said he and his 9-year-old son fell asleep on the couch while watching a mo… more ›

Parrot Imitates Fire Alarm, Saves Family
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Tue, Oct 9 | By Matt Van Hoven | 203

Brooklyn, New York - In 1960, a number of parrots escaped from the containers that carried them to New York from South America. Like so many immigrants before them, the green and yellow birds soon found their own corner of New York and… more ›

Parrots in Brooklyn
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Thu, Nov 15 | By Matt Van Hoven | 696

TEXAS – Ornithologist Kim Stevenson says he was trying to protect endangered birds when he shot and killed a feral cat last year. But prosecutors say Stevenson made no attempt to alert authorities that the animal was endangering rare… more ›

Cat Shooter Sez He Was Protecting Rare Birds
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Thu, Dec 20 | By Matt Van Hoven | 394

CALIFORNIA – The Mayor of Pleasanton, Ca. may not get to keep her pet hawk based on the city council’s definition of the word ‘fowl,’ which they found via the online dictionary, MSN Encarta. The definition reads, “Fowl: term or… more ›

Bird Definition Fowls up Mayor’s Plans
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Tue, Jan 1 | By Rebecca Andrews | 592

MINNESOTA – A number of stores in Minnesota have stopped selling parrots after learning they carry a bacterial infection transmittable to humans. Fifteen PetSmart stores and Petland in Shakopee received the birds carrying psittacosis … more ›

Diseased Birds in Minnesota

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