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Top Stories: Pet Spending Up, Carolina Parakeet Preserved, Birds Diversity Idea, Bird Flu in Sumatra, Man Jailed For Parrot Abuse

Posted: April 7, 2011, 1:00 p.m. PST

Pet Spending Up
The latest American Pet Products Association (APPA) poll finds owners spending more on the pets than the previous year, reports More>>

Extinct Carolina Parakeet Preserved at Museum of Southwestern Biology
A preserved Carolina Parakeet rests in a locked box at the museum along with other extinct animals to help researchers understand where and how they lived, plus what drove their demise, reports the Washington Examiner from the ABQ Journal. More>>

Lice & Bird Diversification
New study supports idea that major groups of birds may have been around before the dinosaur extinction, reports ScienceDaily. More>>

H1N1 Update: Bird Flu Kills Chickens in Sumatra
The Western Indonesia Island of Sumatra on high alert for bird flu (H1N1) after thousands of chickens die. Since January, 27 people have been treated that are suspected of having bird flu, reports the Malaysian news site More>>

Man Gets 10 Months For Shaking Parrot
A man was sentenced 10 months in jail for shaking his mother’s Amazon parrot Labamba, reports More>>

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valerie, glen oaks, NY
Posted: 4/11/2011 9:42:47 PM
Cool info
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Posted: 4/11/2011 9:35:26 PM
Awesome info !
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Posted: 4/8/2011 8:47:13 AM
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