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#132147 - 12/08/06 08:11 PM Re: Bittersweet lovestory  
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I loved this story too. The people did the best possible for the bird with one wing and I think she is getting a great life out of it. I would think the baby would be wild. What about the parrots of Telegraph hill? Aren't they wild but were fed by people? Anyway, it was a heartwarming story

#132148 - 12/09/06 12:23 AM Re: Bittersweet lovestory  
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Any debates on this topic have been moved to the Philosophy forum. The situation with these birds is unusual, but it's the closest thing to natural under the circumstances and I applaud anyone who allows cockatoos to be cockatoos.

#132149 - 12/15/06 04:55 AM Re: Bittersweet lovestory  
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That is an incredible love story. The humans rehabilitated the injured bird and allowed her to have love and a fulfilling life because of their efforts. And the male cockatoo loved her that much despite her handicap! That story inspires hope! I loved it... and the pics too. I would love to see follow up photos to chronicle the family's progress.

#132150 - 12/28/06 01:14 AM Re: Bittersweet lovestory  
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Very Heartwarming, so glad I tood the time to read it.

#132151 - 12/28/06 02:35 AM Re: Bittersweet lovestory  
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Everyone should look at this again, there's an updated page that's very sweet.

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#132152 - 12/28/06 02:43 AM Re: Bittersweet lovestory  
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Aww that's so adorable, he needs to work on his landing a tad bit! I would love to go see them fly free like that!

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#132153 - 12/28/06 03:53 AM Re: Bittersweet lovestory  
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That is just so awesome!!! I love it!! Thanks Cat for letting us know about the update!

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#132154 - 01/01/07 12:47 PM Re: Bittersweet lovestory  
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That was so nice to read, I was very excited to see that one of the babies did grow up and fledge (even if it can't land very well yet).

Thank you so much for posting the link.


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#132155 - 01/02/07 01:06 AM Re: Bittersweet lovestory  
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What a lovely story.

#132156 - 01/05/07 06:25 PM Re: Bittersweet lovestory  
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Check this out!!!

http://www.juliusbergh.com/cocky/friends.html

Now looks like thanks to Charlie, mytoos is posted on her website!

This is awesome!!!!

Kim

#132157 - 01/16/07 04:58 AM Re: Bittersweet lovestory  
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The Parrots of Telegraph Hill in San Francisco are wild but there is a bit of a difference San Francisco is not their natural habitat and there are currently problems with the flock.

Mickaboo the rescue group I foster for has been taking in the sick and injured members of the flock and monitoring the feeding of the flock. We are now running out of foster homes and the vet bills are getting quite high.

Mickaboo has lost most of the sick ones they take in, they determined that the birds are contracting infestations of Baylis worms, most likely from raccoons spreading it on Telegraph Hill. There is no cure for Baylis other than deworming, and once the neurological symptoms show up, the permanent damage to the brain has already been done. Humans can get Baylis. "Baylisascaris procyonis, the raccoon parasite, is related to the canine roundworm Toxocara canis. It is found in the intestines of raccoons in North America, Japan and Germany. It infests 68 to 82% of some raccoon populations, according to the House Rabbit Society. This parasite can be extremely harmful or deadly to humans."

It is also believe that do to the flock becoming tamer due to public feeding that several members have been trapped and sold or taken in as pets. If these birds are currently infected but symptom free they will spread this parasite to other household members.

#132158 - 01/19/07 07:44 PM Re: Bittersweet lovestory  
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That really was just beautiful. But being the skeptic that I sometimes seem to be, I wonder if all those photos were actually authentic? Does anyone actually know who these people are? Perhaps it is just a beautiful story, but, again, there are so many things one can do with photography nowadays??!! Any comments?

#132159 - 01/26/07 03:46 AM Re: Bittersweet lovestory  
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I have spoken with the photographer. Taking photographs of all kinds is what they do for a living. They've even photographed Australia's top female model.

#132160 - 03/20/07 04:34 AM Re: Bittersweet lovestory  
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I really enjoyed this story even though I read it a bit late. I think it would be awsome to have such a view of cocks out in my back yard
Just seeing My M2.Jack every day brings me outstanding joy.
I can picture you running while taken the pictures of the baby LOL

#132161 - 03/29/07 08:22 PM Re: Bittersweet lovestory  
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just read the last 2 posts. . .Charlie, I'd say Australia's top female model right now has to be that little single-winged hen-a-too, doesn't it? smile


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#132162 - 04/29/07 06:32 AM Re: Bittersweet lovestory  
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I read this somewhere too........I think it was here. What a story, of pain and love.


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#132163 - 05/06/07 04:24 AM Re: Bittersweet lovestory  
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That indeed was a sweet Cockatoo picture story from Australia, just like a real-life fairy tale! smile I wish it could be that beautiful all the time. Thank you author! cool


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#132164 - 05/06/07 05:00 AM Re: Bittersweet lovestory  
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CABirdMom, I used to live in San Francisco, but I never knew that Telegraph Hill was loaded with birds. Are there all types of parrots there? And where are they at?


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#132165 - 05/19/07 06:35 PM Re: Bittersweet lovestory  
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JeffH there is a movie called The Parrots of Telegraph Hill and it is worth seeing.Rent it if you can and it explains allot about the parrots there.

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#132166 - 05/23/07 03:37 PM Re: Bittersweet lovestory  
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What a fantastic story..

It does the heart good to read stories like this..there's hope for the human race yet.

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