January 24, 2020
During this final episode of State Of The Ark with Tony Silva we discussed the following:
Beak and feather disease in the wild, psittacosis, bird rescue liabilities.
How stressing pet birds releases virus that is dormant in the bird like psittacosis.
Stimulating birds to be hormonal, sexually active.
Orgs in the USA largest contributors to aviculture. Aviculture is not dead.
Another call during this show for breeders and rescues to work together to save species from extinction.
Birds cannot be imported to the USA. There is a need to continue breeding in the USA or there will eventually be no pet birds in the USA.
Tony talks about species that used to be abundant that are now almost gone or completely disappeared.
The Reality of aviculture and keeping pet birds.
Tony suggests that aviculturists see parrots in the wild. He also offered to help people arrange expeditions to areas where parrots originate from to study them in the wild.
Tony talks about what it is like to take a boat in the Amazon to study parrots in the wild. No luxuries.
Tony announced an avicultural convention in Spain in March 2020.
Tony shares about 28 years to publish his new book Psittaculture.
www.psittaculture.eu to obtain a copy of the new book published in many languages.
Nobody really get rich in aviculture. It's about the bird love.
Large aviaries for breeding or rescue, sanctuaries are expensive.