Microchipping Your Parrot

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There is a lot of misunderstanding on the topic of microchipping, especially where it pertains to birds. Many people seem to think that birds are not good candidates for this procedure because of their relatively small size in comparison to cats and dogs. And many people misunderstand the purpose of the microchip. I want to make some clarification.

WHAT IS A MICROCHIP?
A microchip is small electronic device encased in a glass chamber, about the size of a grain of rice, that is inserted into an animal. It is ...

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How to Protect Your Birds From Theft and What to do if it Happens

Camelot Macaw

This was post was prompted by an attempted break in at Chet’s house recently.  Fortunately, the alarm at his house, among other things, thwarted the attempt.  I’d love to blame these things on the economy and desperate people, but sadly, the fact is that it has always been a problem, regardless of the times.  We have birds, many of them expensive, and people who are aware of this fact might try to steal and resell them on the streets for a fast buck.  I compiled a list of tips ...

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