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Spare The Cockatoos A Life Sentence


Caged cockatoos often suffer greatly and end up leading a life time of misery. caged-ckatoo

Wildlife carers Peter Richards and Gabrielle Friebe from the Long Grass Nature Refuge have rehabilitated cockatoos for over seven years (as well as many other species for 35 years).  In the interview below they explain the plight of the pet cockatoo and what one should do to give them a quality of life.

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In this interview you will learn about: 

-  the physical and emotional problems faced by pet cockatoos in cages   

-  the needs of pet cockatoos so they can have a more natural life   

-  essential ways in which to give pet cockatoos a quality of life   

-  elements of a balanced diet necessary for a healthy bird

-  keys to eliminate personality problems, have a better relatioship with your companion bird and a good friendship.


You can listen to the audio and view the pictures below.

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Vicky and Bertie - Magpie Romance

Bertie (below), the new male magpie has successfully won Vicky's heart.


He is a big strong male with plumage patterns that are distincltly different from Maggie, but like Maggie he has a beautiful voice.

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Quails Check Out their Human Neighbours

A quail family came over to the door.  Fortunately the camera was nearby.  They are so cute the way the their little feet patter around.  See the video below and click here for the full story and slideshow.


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Our Sweet Maggie Magpie (2000 - 2009)

 Today we share some sad news with our readers.

Maggie looking beautiful

Our darling Maggie magpie has passed on. He had been looking unwell for a few weeks. He was not limping but looked stressed, so at first we thought he might have sprained himself in a joust with the birds in the gully and would recover in time with a bit of rest and relaxation.

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Christine Agro interviews Marc Bekoff on the Emotional Lives of Animals & Ron House on Wild Birds Relationships

Listen to Ron's interview on Conscious Animal Radio at BlogTalk Radio on Monday 8 December  -US EST 12.00 noon hosted by Christine Agro.  Ron talks about when Scotty and Benny first met Maggie, codes of conduct amongst the birds and they care for the sick.  

Christine will also interview Marc Bekoff on the emotional lives of animals. 

To listen to the show visit:

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