The EU Ban on Trade in Wild Birds


Before 2005, European countries were the biggest importers of wild birds. The various species mainly emanated from West Africa. Many of the birds later escaped into the wild and threatened local species. But in 2005 the EU introduced a temporary ban on the import of these birds in response to the threat of an avian […]

Saturday, December 9th, 2017

Birds Can Teach Each Other to Talk


Wild parrots in Australia have been heard speaking English! They have apparently picked up words and phrases from pet birds which have escaped into the wild. Those walking in Sydney’s parks have been startled by squawks of “Hello darling!” and “What’s happening?” from the trees around them. Some of the words heard have been a […]

Sunday, October 8th, 2017

Do Wild Parrots have Names?


Parrots are popular pets. Those who love parrots are often attracted to them because they are highly intelligent creatures and possess the ability to mimic. There are few things more fascinating than a talking bird. But whilst parrot’s ability to speak is well-known, little is understood about how they vocalise and learn to mimic in […]

Thursday, October 5th, 2017

Exercising with Pets


All of the available statistics show that dog owners are fitter people and live longer than those without a canine friend. Dog walking encourages people to exercise regularly and to keep active in their twilight years. Fans of Britain’s Got Talent will recall that one of last year’s contestants had their own special take on […]

Saturday, August 19th, 2017

The Parrots Which Feed on Dirt


If you are fortunate enough to visit Peru, there are many spectacular sights to take in. You will be sure to head for Machu Picchu and you might also wish to visit Lake Titicaca. But if you love birds, you should head for the clay cliffs alongside the Tambopata River. The clay cliffs are also […]

Friday, August 18th, 2017

Popular Video Game Sparks Parrot Controversy


If you examine a list of the world’s best-selling video games you will discover Minecraft at number two. Outsold only by Tetris, Minecraft was created by a self-taught Swedish programmer. It boasts simple graphics and gameplay that involves digging for blocks which can then be used to build any structure that your imagination can conjure.

Thursday, May 25th, 2017