July 2013
Animal Sheltering;Jul/Aug2013, p24
The article discusses the misery of pet parrots in the U.S. that are held captive and denied basic needs leading to a crisis of abandonment and neglect for these animals. Topics include self-mutilation and extreme behavior, 1992 Wild Bird Conservation Act, wildlife conservation, captive breeding, failure of parrots as pets, clipping of wings, chronic frustration among parrots due to isolation, endangerment of various species of parrots, and survey by American Veterinary Medical Association.


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