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Spring is finally arriving in my part of the world, and with it, the return of many birds! birds wildlifeI received this item free of charge from Chewy in exchange for my honest review. Because we usually have a lot of.

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Another Bird Species Goes Extinct

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This time, it's the Alaotra grebe from Madagascar, according to the 2010 IUCN Red List update for birds, by BirdLife International. The report has bad news for bird species all around, identifying 12.5 Tags: birds extinction endangered species percent as being endangered.

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Bird’s Eye View: Cameras

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birds eye view our petsMama bean used to have a black camera, and I loved it. When she would use the black camera I would pose, and chirp, and even put my wings up! She has some strange new thing now, and I don’t like it much. I always give it the stink eye, but she still insists on showing it to me. She says it’s a camera too, but I have my doubts. It doesn’t make the camera sound. Here is a video of me being cute for the old black camera. See how much I love it?

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Bird’s Eye View: BlogPaws 2012

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birds eye viewHi, Birdie here! I have a complaint. The human beans left me a few weeks ago to go to BlogPaws. I don’t know what that is, but it meant that instead of being on MamaBean’s knee, I was stuck with Grandma and Grandpa bean instead. I can’t believe they didn’t take me with them! I even heard that pets got to go! In fact, I even saw evidence that there were pets at BlogPaws in MamaBean’s photos.

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Animal Rights: A Small Bird

Birds Suffering from Oil Spill

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It is unclear if the area can even be cleaned, or if the birds can be saved. Tags: birds marine life pelicans 2010 oil spill Pelicans unable to fly due to being coated with oil. It's the Exxon Valdez all over again. Several pelicans were coated in oil on Barataria Bay off Louisiana, their usually brown and white feathers now jet black. Pelican eggs were glazed with rust-colored gunk, and new hatchlings and nests were also coated with crude.

Ugh! North Sea Birds with Plastic in Them

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Data from studies monitoring the amount of consumer plastic eaten by sea birds suggest that levels in the North Sea are well above targets. For the most recent monitoring period, the target amount was exceeded in well over half the birds studied, with the English Channel being the worst affected region with 74% of birds over the threshold. birds UK marine animals plastic pollutionPretty gross and sad. Read the full story here.

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More on Bird Killings in UK

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15 Facts about Birds on Born Free USA’s 15th Annual National Bird Day

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Today is Born Free USA’s 15th annual National Bird Day: a day to raise awareness for wild and captive birds everywhere. Roberts, CEO of Born Free USA, a global leader in animal welfare and wildlife conservation: … Continue reading → The post 15 Facts about Birds on Born Free USA’s 15th Annual National Bird Day appeared first on 4 The Love of Animals

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More Bad News for Birds in the Gulf

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Here's an article exploring whether it's pointless to try to rescue oiled bird in the Gulf. This article states that most of the oiled birds probably won't even show up before they eventually die, so we'll never know how many have actually been killed. Tags: birds 2010 oil spill Gulf of Mexico

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Birds Dyed for Sale in India

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The unsuspecting buyer often with little knowledge about birds is thrilled to have got a ‘bargain’ price for a rare bird, readily buys the bird. It is a win-win situation for everyone, except of course, the hapless bird. As otherwise, the bird would die even before the sale is made! The practice of dyeing animals is not restricted to just birds. Tags: birds India pet sales

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Low Prosecution of Bird Crime in Scotland

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New figures show that in the past decade just 26 out of almost 300 cases of illegal poisoning and other crime directed against birds of prey in Scotland has resulted in a successful conviction. Tags: birds wildlife crime UK scotland

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Owning a Bird: The Essentials

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For some it is birds, and these can be great pets – while parrots will squawk at you, others are quiet, beautiful companions. Of course owning a bird comes with a unique set of challenges, and you will need to consider a few things before you bring one home. The first thing to consider is whether you can actually take care of a bird – they cannot be left to their own devices and you need to socialise them, handle them and establish a daily routine that they can get used to.

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UK Birds Poisoned by Laced Bait

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Great birds being poisoned by laced venison cubes in Scotland. More animal cruelty in Britain.

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Man Caught Smuggling 200 Birds

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A man was arrested at the airport in Sao Paulo, Brazil after 200 canaries were found in his suitcase. Sixty of them were dead from suffocation and thirst. How horrible.

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Lots of Birds Being Killed in Ireland and the UK

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It's just weird how many birds are being killed in England, Scotland and Ireland. May 2010. A horrific total of 6 eagles, 10 buzzards, 3 red kites, a Peregrine falcon and a sparrowhawk have all been poisoned in recent weeks across Ireland, England and Scotland. And these are just the ones that we know about and have been discovered.

Extinct Bird Found Before Being Eaten

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Figures. A precious thing, possibly the last of its kind, enjoyed for a few minutes by a human being, then destroyed by another. A rare quail from the Philippines was photographed for the first time before being sold as food at a poultry market, experts say. Found only on the island of Luzon, Worcester's buttonquail was known solely through drawings based on dated museum specimens collected several decades ago.

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Virgin Mary Found in Bird Dropping! Praise the Lord and Pass the Windex!

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A family in Byren TX are claiming they have found an image of the Virgin Mary in a bird dropping. I don't study bird droppings closely around here, although I do think I might have seen an image of St. This is via LA Unleashed. Thomas Aquinas in a pile of dried dog doo. Really, if you were the most powerful being in the universe, wouldn't you be sending secret signals through animal excrement and tortillas?

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Another Bird of Prey Killed in the UK

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This time it was a young female peregrine falcon.

Adoption; The Humane Choice

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birds cats dogs hedgehogs people helping animals rescuesIt is the primary mission of every animal refuge to find a loving home for cats and dogs in desperate need of one. Could it be possible that your home is that loving home? Even a very comfortable shelter is.

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Everything You Need To Know Before Getting A Pet Parrot

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… Continue reading → birds guest postOwning a parrot is very rewarding. However, as any parrot owner knows there is a lot more to ownership than meets the eye. ExoticDirect insurers of exotic pets have compiled a 12 point checklist offering some handy advice and guidance.

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Pale Male and Lola Fan Arrested - Again

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But he apparently took the dead bird to his place illegally. birds hawks pale male new york cityHe was arrested some years ago when Pale Male's nest was destroyed. Now, he's been arrested for actions surrounding the death of Pale Male's latest mate Lima. He is very passionate about these hawks and I've followed his blog and beautiful photography for years. Read the story here and decide for yourself. Too much this time?

Animal Release in Asia

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Here's an interesting perspective on the practice of some religious groups' (such as Buddhist monks') practice of purchasing birds from pet stores and then releasing them. This writer contends that the birds are not suited to the wild and actually end up starving or being eaten by cats. Also, the practice of purchase and release creates a market for the capture of these birds in the first place. Tags: birds buddhism wildlife asia

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Sandpiper Species Heading Towards Extinction

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The Spoon-billed Sandpiper, one of the world's most threatened birds, is rapidly heading towards extinction because young birds are being targeted for human consumption. During that time, adult survival appeared unchanged and breeding success was reasonable, but the recruitment of young birds back into the adult population was zero in all but one of the years studied. Tags: birds hunting endangered species Really sad.

Pale Male's Mate Lima Dies Mysteriously

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birds hawks pale male new york cityThe New York City red-tailed hawk has had a traumatic year and it's still February. He lost his long-time mate Lola and ended up with new mate Lima with whom he had chicks. Now, she was found dead and the question is whether she was somehow killed by toxic herbicides used in Central Park. Awful. Warning. graphic photos.

Hen Harriers Persecuted in Britain

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These birds of prey are being seriously threatened by shootings, poisonings and other attempts to disrupt breeding on grouse moors, probably by gamekeepers on estates. Grouse are a bird species which the hen harriers hunt and their population is also declining. One of Britain's most threatened birds of prey, the hen harrier, is being almost entirely eradicated from grouse moors because of systematic persecution, a new report has found.

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Angry Birds for your pets!

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Put down your phone and play Angry Birds with your pet! We have been addicted to Angry Birds for some time now, but now our dog is addicted too! Check out the full line of Angry Bird toys at Hartz for the Holidays. Baby had a wonderful time playing with her Hartz® Angry Birds® Plush Ball™ – This 4” plush ball dog toy comes to life with real Angry Birds game sounds! Choose from the Red Bird, the Yellow Bird or the Green Pig.

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Pale Male Has New Chicks

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birds hawks pale male wildlife new york cityI've been following Pale Male (the red-tailed hawk that lives in Central Park) since over 5 years ago when his nest was destroyed by ritzy apartment dwellers and it created a major international outcry. The nest was rebuilt, but Pale Male and his mate Lola never had another successful nesting. Sadly, Lola disappeared a while ago, but Pale Male has a new mate named Lima. And they have had a successful nesting.

Another Failed Nest for Pale Male and Lola

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On the Freezing of Birds

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It was time to feed the bird of prey who was about to be released and while the rehabber was speaking with the interviewer someone emerged from a walk-in freezer with a tray of baby chicks. From 2002-2005 I was heavily ensconced in a bird and waterfowl phase with sometimes daily drama of the life-and-death variety that led to my unintentional education about all things duck (Muscovies, in particular). I was watching a news segment on a wildlife rehabilitation center here in Florida.

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Critters in our yard

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We get cats, mice, birds, squirrels and raccoons. Here is a picture of some mice feeding on bird seed we threw out for the birds Our yard is pretty animal friendly.

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Where to Place Your Birdcage

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So you’ve got a new pet bird. You’ve got a good cage and included everything your bird should need (newspaper lining the bottom of the cage, some toys, some bird seed, etc.). The height of a birdcage can affect your bird’s psychology. If you place it down low, your bird will think that you’re a predator and panic. This anxiety could cause the bird to suffer health problems. over your head), your bird will start to think that he’s superior to you.

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First snow of 2014, a time lapse

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If you look closely you will see a few birds too, small and large. The little birds are called juncos, and they love to come eat our walnuts. I saw that we had snow in the forecast yesterday, so I set up our time lapse camera just for fun to capture it. We also get a few woodpeckers, and pigeons. You will see both juncos and pigeons in the video. Note, this video has no sound. What it is the weather like in your part of the world?

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More Humane Method of Killing Chickens?

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Department of Agriculture (USDA)-approved slaughter method that is currently used to kill 75 percent of turkeys and 25 percent of chickens in the United Kingdom and 10 percent of all birds in the European Union. CAK removes oxygen from the birds' atmosphere while they are still in their transport crates. The birds are not "gassed" (i.e., Accordingly, these stages do not hurt the birds, damage or contaminate their carcasses, or pose a risk of injury to workers.

Rescue Spotlight: Best Friends Parrot Garden

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Pet birds often end up losing their homes, just like dogs and cats. The Parrot Garden is a special spot at Best Friends Animal Sanctuary. Many of them have special needs, especially because of their long life spans. Luckily, the … Continue reading → The post Rescue Spotlight: Best Friends Parrot Garden appeared first on 4 The Love of Animals. Rescue Spotlight

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Manakins Moonwalk

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A bird called a manakin has an amazing way of getting the attention of potiential mates! In what looks like a “moonwalk” this little bird slides on a tree branch with the greatest of ease. That’s not all, it also sings with it’s wings! Learn more about manakins and see gorgeous images on National Geographic.com. wildlife

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Etched In My Heart

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They were nice enough to send us personalized frames for our dog and bird. Etched In My Heart was founded by Bob Tucker in 2007 based upon the need to provide pet lovers a custom gift or personalized frame that have beautiful designs specific to dogs, cats, rabbits, horses and birds. As a bird owner we are always excited to find gifts that celebrate birds. Etched In My Heart offers pet lovers a wide variety of personalized gifts.

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Shake Your Tailfeather!

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This bird can really shake that tailfeather! Hopefully you will have time this weekend to join Frostie in a little dancing! cute of the day cute video

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Memorialize your pet with Pet Perennials

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When our sweet bird passed away we buried her in a pretty place in our garden. Sadly, our dog passed away just a few months later from cancer. We decided to create a garden around her burial spot as well. … Continue reading → The post Memorialize your pet with Pet Perennials appeared first on 4 The Love of Animals. cats DIY for pets dogs gifts for pet lovers

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Eating Eggs is Eating Cruelty

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There have been countless investigations of egg farms conducted by animals rights groups in the United States, and each time we see the same things: dead hens in cages with live ones, birds who have lost their feathers from stress, and egregious abuse of these beautiful birds by farm workers. Supervisors and workers throwing live birds into trash cans, leaving them to be slowly crushed under the weight of other birds’ corpses and unable to access food or water.

National Dress Up Your Pet Day

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Obviously the fish and the bird weren’t keen on wearing any clothes, but our dog Baby sure loves it! Who knew there was a special day just for dressing up your pet? Especially in the cold winter weather. What about you? Do you dress your pet in clothing? clothing cute animals dogs

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Wordless Wednesday: Happy 10 Year Gotcha Day!

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Yesterday we celebrated our bird’s “gotcha day”! Did you know that birds usually go through 2-3 homes in their lives? Sadly they are often turned over many times due to their long lifespans, or because of behavior issues which often are caused by people being unaware of their needs; birds are smart and need a lot of interaction and socialization with their people. She has been a part of our family for 10 years, and we have been her only home.

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“You Want Farm Animals to Go Extinct!”

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They live like any other normal wild bird, and are happy and free. This is one of my favorite responses from omnivores when they find out that I would love it if the whole world stopped eating animals. “But what would we do with all the animals that are currently on farms? They’d have to die–we can’t possibly keep them all around if they’re going to serve no purpose.* Is that what you want? You want all the farm animals to just die ?&#. Um…okay, really?