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So You Wanna Know About Cape Parrots?

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© Jean Pattison — The African Queen (Poicephalus robustus ) Since writing this article, the subspecies of Cape parrots has been changed. I have written another article on this subject. The Cape parrot is the largest member of the genus Poicephalus, and originates from three separate regions of Africa. Their regions are so distinct, and […]

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Toucans!

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© Amado Summers For those looking for a truly “exotic” bird, a bird that is gorgeous, unique, friendly and playful, Toucans, Toucanets, and Aracaris fit the bill. They are very different from parrots, in both appearance and diet requirements, but, with proper care, can make a wonderful addition to your “flock”! All three of these […]

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Taking Home a Young African Grey

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© Jean Pattison — The African Queen When taking home your new baby African grey a few basics can help you raise a wonderful family member. Perches in the cage should be placed low, or the grate raised, until your African grey becomes used to climbing around. Many times a fall can be traumatic for […]

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African Greys

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© Jean Pattison — The African Queen Since the advent of the Internet and bird behaviorists, we have found ourselves with a whole new generation of pet bird owners. There is an overwhelming amount of information out there regarding how to care for your pet bird, where and how to find a good avian vet, […]

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Poicephalus Parrots Make Great Pets

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© Jean Pattison — The African Queen 12 Reasons Poicephalus Make Great Pets … A real parrot in a small size. For those wanting a small parrot a Poicephalus is perfect, and for those people wanting something larger, the un-cape is about the size of a small African grey. Price is from $500.00 to about […]

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Poicephalus Parrots

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© Jean Pattison — The African Queen In the year 2001, after much research and DNA testing the Cape parrot (Poicephalus robustus) of South Africa was determined to be a distinct, separate species from the other two cape parrots P. r. fuscicollis of West Africa and P.r. suahelicus of central Africa. The Cape parrot of […]