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Dogs share food with other dogs even in complex situations

Generosity, even among family members, had long been considered to be a specifically human characteristic. Yet rats, chimpanzees and other animals also exhibit similar behavior. Rachel Dale, Friederike Range and colleagues, of the Messerli Research Institute at Vetmeduni Vienna had already shown that dogs also share food rewards with other dogs. Using a bar-pulling task, […]

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LAST EFFORT TO SAVE AUSTRALIAN GREEN PARROT

Conservationists trying to save one of Australia’s rarest birds say that hopes of boosting the wild population currently rest on the survival of a single chick. The tiny orange-bellied parrot chick was the only survivor from a group of five that were flown across the island state of Tasmania to be reared by foster mothers […]

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HOW TO TEACH PARROT TO SWEAR

One of the reasons humans love parrots is their ability to talk. We love their vocalizations (well, maybe not the screaming they are sometimes prone to), and we enjoy the feeling of communicating with these intelligent, beautiful creatures. However, you should never buy a bird only because you expect a talking genius. Frankly, you should assume the […]

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BEST PARROT EVER

Eleven species of cockatoos are native only to Australia. Seven species of cockatoos can be found on the islands of the Philippines, Papua New Guinea, Indonesia and the Solomon Islands. Most live in trees in forested areas. Many have suffered due to the destruction of their landscape and food sources. When this happens, they often […]

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MACAW ALSO NON LIKE ARA PARROT

Macaws are known as the giants of the parrot world, and the hyacinth macaw is the longest parrot, with a head to tail length of nearly 40 inches. Macaws have long tail feathers as well as big beaks. Their large, curved beaks are quite powerful and are designed to crack open hard nuts and seeds. […]