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Parrot given Prozac after owner dies
Telegraph ^ | 20 Nov 2008 | Charlotte Bailey

Posted on 11/20/2008 6:41:31 PM PST by BGHater

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Just make sure Fred does not have access to any guns.

Not about this Parrot, but a interesting read.


1 posted on 11/20/2008 6:41:31 PM PST by BGHater
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According to experts, tropical birds are extremely emotional and the number who require anti-depressants is growing.

Shhhhh!!!!!! Don't tell PETA.

2 posted on 11/20/2008 6:45:11 PM PST by mlocher (USA is a sovereign nation)
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LOL...though it is known that parrots are very attached to their owners.

Prozac? Wow.


3 posted on 11/20/2008 6:46:57 PM PST by Shyla
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After Mr Dance died nine months ago, Fred became depressed and bit off all of his neck feathers. He also began to bob his head up and down all day as a result of his low mood.

Mr. Dance died and left the TV on.

The inconsiderate parrot hater.

I bet he left it on the CNN NEWS channel to boot.

That ba$t@rd.

4 posted on 11/20/2008 6:47:33 PM PST by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: BGHater; shhrubbery!; Watery Tart
Fred, an African Grey parrot. . . .

The African Grey? Beautiful plumage!

He must be pinin' for the rainforests.

5 posted on 11/20/2008 6:47:48 PM PST by Charles Henrickson (Apparrotly.)
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This behavior is not unusual in hand-raised parrots, who bond to one individual. We isolate them from others of their kind for their entire lives, and then we’re surprised when they feel grief after the only other living creature they’re attached to dies.


6 posted on 11/20/2008 6:48:28 PM PST by LibFreeOrDie (Obama promised a gold mine, but he’ll give us the shaft.)
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To: BGHater

If bird brains weren’t the size of a birdbrain, they would be keeping us for pets.


7 posted on 11/20/2008 6:49:25 PM PST by GOPJ (Murder rate per 100,000 residents in counties won by: Democrats: 13.2 Republicans: 2.1 -Olson)
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Interesting somewhat off topic comment.

The birth control shot Depo-Provera has actually been given to captive penguins to promote their molting process.

Itis sad, though. Parrots are vey smart and do bond to their human. Many of them will just pick themselves to death, slowly and painfully.


8 posted on 11/20/2008 6:52:06 PM PST by Shyla
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To: Charles Henrickson

Fjords. They pine for fjords.


9 posted on 11/20/2008 6:52:07 PM PST by Eagles6 ( Typical White Guy: Christian, Constitutionalist, Heterosexual, Redneck)
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We isolate them from others of their kind for their entire lives, and then we’re surprised when they feel grief after the only other living creature they’re attached to dies.

Alas, the drugs just came too late. (sniff...sniff)

10 posted on 11/20/2008 6:52:45 PM PST by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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Maybe I'm too soft hearted, but this is really sad, folks. African Greys are one of the most intelligent of parrots. This little guy lost his only friend in the universe. Hope someone just as kind takes him in and helps him get off the meds.
11 posted on 11/20/2008 6:55:10 PM PST by LiberConservative (Typical white guy)
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To: Eagles6; mikrofon; martin_fierro
They pine for fjords.

You're thinking of the Norwegian Blue. This was the African Grey.

12 posted on 11/20/2008 6:56:13 PM PST by Charles Henrickson (Apparrotly.)
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Thanks. I'll check that book out.

I know cats have very astute problem solving abilities.
13 posted on 11/20/2008 6:58:23 PM PST by randomhero97 ("First you want to kill me, now you want to kiss me. Blow!" - Ash)
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I do agree. This is sad. They are so trusting.

At my previous position, we had a bird that was passed from zoo to zoo. When the animal people I worked with got Peaches, it took so much time and love. Peaches eventually felt secure and quit picking himself to near death.

When we were sold, Peaches went with the girl that brought him back from a near death.

Happy ending.


14 posted on 11/20/2008 6:59:48 PM PST by Shyla
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Look, matey, I know a dead parrot when I see one, and I’m looking at one right now. It’s not pinin’, it’s passed on! This parrot is no more! It has ceased to be! It’s expired and gone to meet its maker! This is a late parrot. It’s a stiff. Bereft of life, it rests in peace, if you hadn’t nailed it to the perch, it would be pushing up the daisies! It’s rung down the curtain and joined the choir invisible! This is an ex-parrot!


15 posted on 11/20/2008 7:00:16 PM PST by dfwgator (I hate Illinois Marxists)
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To: LiberConservative; trussell
African Greys are one of the most intelligent of parrots.

I am just too devoted to "Flipper" to be concerned with a bird. ; )

16 posted on 11/20/2008 7:00:27 PM PST by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: Charles Henrickson; Eagles6; mikrofon; martin_fierro

.....but how can it carry a coconut under its dorsal guiding feathers?


17 posted on 11/20/2008 7:01:22 PM PST by shibumi (...so if it's organic, where are its organs?)
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To: BGHater
A parrot is taking Prozac for depression following the death of its owner.

The supplier of Prozac to this parrot is one sick "MoFo"...

18 posted on 11/20/2008 7:03:28 PM PST by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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He is obviously in no way bonded to the widow or she would be able to comfort the bird. She should attempt to find someone the bird will respond to and give them the bird. He will grieve, but not as severely and will bond to the new owner.

My hubby has a real touch with birds, every one he has ever been around has made friends with him and the one we had bonded to him right away. We have been in pet stores with mean birds that they can’t sell because they are so mean- they will even interact with hubby and not bite him. Many times pet store owners have offered to sell him this kind of bird at a discount- but they are still out of our “bird budget” so we don’t buy them. I have no idea what happens to these problem birds- but if people or pet shops cared about them they would give them to people the bird “chooses” and it would be great.


19 posted on 11/20/2008 7:04:02 PM PST by Tammy8 (Please Support and pray for our Troops, as they serve us every day.)
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This...is an ex-human!”
20 posted on 11/20/2008 7:05:00 PM PST by RichInOC (Obama/Biden '08: "We Are Not Ruled By Murderers, But Only--By Their Friends."--Rudyard Kipling)
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