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of parrots and people

Posted By: Anonymous

of parrots and people - 09/14/08 02:21 AM

http://www.amazon.com/Parrots-People-Fascinating-Catastrophic-Intelligent/dp/0670019690

this is a very good book.

it has honestly a/effected me more than any other book has in a very long time.

it has storeis so sad they make your sould ache and stories so cute and funny they make you laugh out loud while reading.

let me know when you all get the book and start to read we can discuss it chapter by chapter.

if you cant afford it, check out libraries or go have a cup of coffee/tea at barnes and noble and read it in store smile (i do that alot haha)
Posted By: Jasper's mom

Re: of parrots and people - 09/14/08 02:37 AM

I got this book yesterday smile I started paging through it earlier and got hooked on it midway through!!! I need to back up and start reading it from the beginning. so far it has given me a totally different perspective on 'hand fed' (or hand raised?) babies frown

this would be good to do a group read/discussion with, I'm in if we get one started smile
Posted By: pinksnowme

Re: of parrots and people - 09/14/08 03:33 AM

I ordered it yesterday from Amazon. I will gladly join in the discussions laugh
Posted By: Anonymous

Re: of parrots and people - 09/14/08 03:52 AM

yea the section on hand feeding is down right heart breaking
Posted By: TBJ♥

Re: of parrots and people - 09/14/08 01:03 PM

I'm going to read this over my next school break... it looks so good.
Posted By: kksuns

Re: of parrots and people - 09/15/08 02:40 PM

Yeah it does look good! I'm gonna try to get it too. I think I'll check with library first and maybe they can get it. I LOVE to read and this looks like a winner smile Thanks
Posted By: Anonymous

Re: of parrots and people - 09/19/08 05:08 AM

anyone been reading ?
Posted By: tiger's mom

Re: of parrots and people - 09/19/08 06:33 AM

haven't gotten the book yet - but i intend to....
Posted By: Jasper's mom

Re: of parrots and people - 09/19/08 12:43 PM

Originally Posted By: *helwa
anyone been reading ?


I am. I haven't wanted to say too much about it on here if others are going to be reading it. I am taking it with me camping this weekend, should be able to finish it smile I think I'm on about page 90, give or take.

(and yep, checked supply of tissues)
Posted By: Anonymous

Re: of parrots and people - 09/19/08 02:07 PM

LOL yea the next couple chapters and just heart breaking.

the last few chapters talk about her going undercover with parrot smugglers. truly eye opening
Posted By: Anonymous

Re: of parrots and people - 09/19/08 10:03 PM

here are pictures of baby and costa ... the pair i posted about smile

http://www.parrotsfirst.org/Costa.jpg
http://www.parrotsfirst.org/Baby_Face.JPG
Posted By: Vincent

Re: of parrots and people - 09/22/08 10:07 PM


Thank you very much for recommending 'Of Parrots and People'... I'd been looking for some good non-fiction and this was perfect, I read the whole thing over the weekend and I'm really glad I did. I feel very informed now about the pet bird trade and look forward to sharing what I've learned with friends and family.


Posted By: Anonymous

Re: of parrots and people - 09/22/08 11:10 PM

ur welcome.

the book is a real eye opener. i mean i kinda knew stuff like this happened but the book really clarified it for me.

Posted By: Me & 6 Fids

Re: of parrots and people - 09/23/08 04:42 PM

y is the print so tiny in this book!!!!!
Posted By: Anonymous

Re: of parrots and people - 10/28/08 08:21 PM

anyone finish this book yet ?
Posted By: Jasper's mom

Re: of parrots and people - 10/28/08 09:47 PM

Thanks for reminding me! It's in the bag of books I take camping....I forgot all about it! I haven't quite finished yet, not sure how much more to read....
Posted By: Anonymous

Re: of parrots and people - 02/07/09 05:18 AM

Just bought this book the other day -- it's extraordinary! I can barely put it down except to grab tissues (really) and then kiss my Pudgie Budgie.

As Vincent said, the information is definitely something to share with friends and family.

I'm only at Chapter 5 right now, so.....I'll be back....
Posted By: Anonymous

Re: of parrots and people - 02/07/09 11:45 PM

yes its a tear jerker all the way to the end for sure.
Posted By: pollyannie

Re: of parrots and people - 02/18/09 06:54 PM

I got this book for Christmas.
I go to the doctors office for a Tysabri infusion every month and that is the only place I read it. I am about half way through. Since I only read it once a month, I have about 2-3 months left.
There are usually 30+ other people getting Tysabri at the same time. We all usually talk during the couple hours so I have ended up educating probably 50+ people about bird mills, etc.
Posted By: Anonymous

Re: of parrots and people - 02/18/09 08:13 PM

that is really awesome polly smile

yea and honestly reading it in bits and pieces is way better lol its a heavy emotional load and alot to take in if you read it all at once.
Posted By: Anonymous

Re: of parrots and people - 02/18/09 08:23 PM

That's great, Pollyannie. smile Slowly but surely maybe more people will be aware of the situation. I'll admit that much of Tweti's book was news to me.
Posted By: deepalisnis

Re: of parrots and people - 05/24/09 08:30 AM

Hello,

This would be good to do a group read/discussion with, I'm in if we get one started

Nice work.

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Posted By: Anonymous

Re: of parrots and people - 05/24/09 08:50 AM

I kind of started one with this post, but it drifted away and people didnt pick up on it smile

id be happy to start again .. i want every human on the planet to read this book !!
Posted By: cyberbud

Re: of parrots and people - 05/24/09 02:20 PM

Absolutely...Of Parrots and People and Three Cups of Tea (the second not avian related) are must reads!

Kathy
Posted By: Anonymous

Re: of parrots and people - 05/24/09 07:28 PM

3 cups of tea was fabulous !!
Posted By: KittyL

Re: of parrots and people - 07/23/09 10:50 PM

I'm in the middle of " Of Parrots & People". I agree, I think it should be a must read for anyone interested in obtaining a parrot.
Posted By: Anonymous

Re: of parrots and people - 07/24/09 09:48 PM

Originally Posted By: KittyL
I think it should be a must read for anyone interested in obtaining a parrot.
Ditto, and hope you are enjoying the book, KittyL. smile
Posted By: helen07

Re: of parrots and people - 10/08/10 09:08 AM

I haven't read this book. I will economize my money to buy it in the nearest day. Thanks you for your recommendation!
Posted By: architravels

Re: of parrots and people - 01/06/14 08:22 AM

Hi I don't have this book. where can I found this book. please tell me about that.
Thank you,
Posted By: KittyL

Re: of parrots and people - 01/30/14 10:41 AM

Hi Architraves, It is available on Amazon. There is even a Kindle version. The author is Mira Tweti
Posted By: Lisa Shea

Re: of parrots and people - 01/30/14 12:04 PM

Here's a link to the Amazon copy of the book -

Of Parrots and People

You can get used copies of the book quite inexpensively.
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