A Bit of the Jungle

Parrots look like fun pets, but these intelligent animals are often more than people can handle

By | Posted October 26, 2010
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Parrot advocates get why you want a parrot, but they say the pet industry cares more about money than animal health. This leads to tragic problems that a little education could prevent.

A Bit of the Jungle from Scienceline on Vimeo.

Posted in: Life Science, Video
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  1. Very nicely done and informative. The issues raised are important ones.
    Thanks for doing this, I hope this video is widely shown.

    Sandra

    Sandra, October 28, 2010 at 9:24 pm
  2. Most of that info is great, and they are critical issues to have brought forward. There’s a few things demonstrated in this video however which highlight the fact that everyone has some learning to do, eg. keeping a cockatiel and a senegal parrot in the same cage.

    Tegan, October 28, 2010 at 10:50 pm
  3. loved it. very well done. an issue many are not aware of.

    ed, October 31, 2010 at 4:15 am
  4. We have adopted 4 parrots over the last several years from the Schwartz’s. They are very responsible and knowledgeable. The cockatiel and senegal parrot that are in the same cage are their own parrots. They are not up for adoption. They have been in the same cage for years and have bonded and get along well. The Schwartz’s definitely know what they are doing. I would highly recommend them to anyone that is serious about adopting a parrot.

    Shoshana, October 31, 2010 at 1:42 pm
  5. The Senegal (a female) and the Cockatiels (two males) have been together for 5 years, and have never had an incident. The Senegal is actually quite protective of them and has bonded with them. A chance occurrence that luckily has worked out. By the way, those happen to be our own parrots, just for the record.

    Barry A. Schwartz, November 1, 2010 at 4:29 pm
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