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Jazzy's Missing Pet Poster

7 Valuable Lessons from an Almost Lost Pet

By Diane Burroughs Jasmine Went Missing I learned a valuable lesson from an “almost” lost dog last night.  Albeit a sleepless, tense night. My little 6 year old Chihuahua, Jasmine, went missing at 9:30 last night. I had been working on the website a little later than usual and got up to let the dogs […]

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Hawks And Parrots Don’t Mix

Parrots Are Prey For Many Wild Species Of Animals I live in Colorado Springs, near a creek bed with lots of hiking and biking trails and I’ve encountered problems with wild predators & pets several times.  It’s a beautiful area, which is why I live here, but we have quite a few hawks, foxes, coyotes […]

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The Pink Major Mitchell Cockatoo is best for the experienced birder.

How Did the Major Mitchell Cockatoo Get Its Name?

By Diane Burroughs The Major Mitchell Cockatoo is a beautiful, pink colored  medium sized cockatoo  originating from Central and South Central Australia.  These birds are considered to be “threatened” on a low level – they are on the Appendix II list.  Also known as the “Leadbeater” or Pink Cockaoo these birds may live about 60-75 […]

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How to make a hospital cage for your bird

How To Make A Bird Hospital Cage

by Phil Samuelson & Diane Burroughs A sick or injured bird needs reassurance and love but also quiet, warmth, restricted movement and very easy access to food and water. In other words, a hospital cage requiring it to comfortably rest. Pet birds face many household dangers, and sickness and injury are fairly common. Whether a […]

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parrot conservation

Parrot Conservation and the Red-browed Amazon Parrot

By Diane Burroughs Description: Commonly named the Red-browed, Red-topped or Red-crowned Amazon parrot, Amazona rhodocorytha is among the largest of Amazon parrots, adults reaching 35-40 cm in length and 450-650 g in weight. The obvious feature of the species is the red forehead and crown, which fades toward the nape to a reddish-purple tinged with […]

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