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  1. Care for Amazon Parrots (Animal-World.com)
      "Amazon parrots are highly intelligent birds, very outgoing and renowned talkers.They adapt well to captivity, adjusting easily to their cage or aviary."

      "Generally Amazon parrots are reasonably calm and peaceful, getting vocal only in the early morning and in the evening as it starts getting dark. They are very social birds and a single parrot will make a wonderful pet if it gets plenty of attention. This is until about the age or 4 or 5 when they reach sexual maturity. At this time, if the parrot is left alone a lot it may become restless, may start feather plucking and in general show signs of psychological distress. A female may even start laying infertile eggs. In their natural environment, this is the time when they would begin to find a mate and pair up. Living with a mate is part of the social pattern of the Amazon parrot. The key here is the amount of attention you pet needs. This may be the time to consider getting a mate for your parrot if it seems to be distressed and you cannot spend more time with it. Sometimes pairing is the only satisfactory solution even if you do spend more time with it and it still remains distressed. This will depend a lot on you and your bird." 09-07

  2. Care for Electus Parrots (Animal-World.com)
      "Foods for your pet will include a ready made large hookbill seed mix enriched with vitamins, but Eclectus must also have their diet supplemented with all sorts of fruits and vegetables. Fresh foods you can offer include green peas, cucumber, young dandelion greens, sweet corn, beet greens, carrots, broccoli, unsprayed lettuce, chickweed, dandelions, eggplant, green peppers, sorrel, spinach leaves, tomatoes and zucchini. Do not feed avocado as it is toxic to birds!" 09-07

  3. Parrot Pictures (Parrots.com)
      "Over 700 photos of our breeder birds and the babies we have produced over the last 8 years...." 09-07

  4. Parrots (Wikipedia.org)
      "Generally, all members of the order have an upright stance and a characteristic curved beak, strong legs, and strong clawed feet. All parrots have zygodactyl feet, with two toes at the front of each foot and two at the back. Parrots, together with the Corvidae (crows), are generally considered the most intelligent of the birds." 09-07

Papers
  1. Brainy Bird Dies (New York Times)
      "He knew his colors and shapes, he learned more than 100 English words, and with his own brand of one-liners he established himself in television shows, scientific reports and news articles as perhaps the world’s most famous talking bird." The bird was a parrot. 09-07

   
   


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