At least 6 million U.S. households have pet birds. Last year, more than 330,000 birds were legally imported into the USA. No one knows how many birds are smuggled in. But of those seized by U.S. officials, most come via Mexico and include parrots, finches, mynahs, buntings and canaries..... Sales of big birds, such as macaws and Amazon parrots, which start at about $500 and can cost thousands of dollars, have remained stable.....

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