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Our Newest Family Member -- A Festive Amazon

Discussion in 'Parrot Media' started by rdc, Apr 7, 2019.

  1. DizzyBlue

    DizzyBlue Administrator Staff Member Admin

    Imping threads..... few threads on here but think these two are the best ones
    This was the first bird on here that was imped way back in 2012 has some good photo to show what was done.
    https://theparrotclub.co.uk/community/index.php?threads/imping-photos.3727/
    There was a lovely article regarding a wild parrot that was badly burned in a wildfire and he got feathers imped so he could be released back into the wild
    https://mashable.com/2017/04/07/cockatoo-gets-new-crafty-wings/?europe=true#3MoyvhYwxaqX
     
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  2. DizzyBlue

    DizzyBlue Administrator Staff Member Admin

    @Kendra Was called the parrot zoo not sure what name they go by these days if you search for that title on line through google you should come up with some of the older reports that were done by some of the welfare charities looking into them. Errrr seem to remember quite a lot of very graphic photo's from back then of the conditions which were not good.
    I visited a few times …. broke my ruddy heart more than once :( people think that the zoo is a sanctuary / charity when actually it isn't its a business and part of the land is what is charity registered not the zoo. The amount of parrots I saw handed over there and the cramped conditions for them was heart breaking. Any chicks bred were sold on. There was a lot of deaths in very cold weather. These days there I believe (as haven't been for 2 years) there are a lot less parrots not sure where they have gone but has more things like tigers and meerkats etc.
     
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  3. Kendra

    Kendra Regular Member

    @DizzyBlue Tigers? suppose I may hear more when, if ever, we move. Thankyou for the links but I am too much of a coward to look, would be heartbroken. Wonder if they home any as I know someone who is wanting a small rescued bird.
     
  4. plumsmum

    plumsmum Regular Member

    Yes it was called that and there was one year we had a bad winter and the birds were left outside and a lot (100's) died. Birds are given up with a charge, can never have it back if there is a change of mind. They are supposed to stay there but there sounds like a lot of back door activity going on. Birds were miserable because they were so human imprinted and longed for human contact, stuck in cages together. I won't give them any of my hard earned cash for sure.
     
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  5. Roz

    Roz Regular Member

    Lucy is gorgeous! Glad she is settling in well. What a strange thing to do... cut her tail feathers!!
     
  6. Kendra

    Kendra Regular Member

    @plumsmum, I do not think I will be going anywhere near. Sure to I will find a rescue bird when I am back in civilisation.
     
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  7. Oli Fry

    Oli Fry Regular Member Registered

    Definitely best avoided - there was a report a couple of years ago about horrible conditions, rubbish food etc, and it seems like the bloke who runs the place is a bit of a con-man.
     
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