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Carol Haley shared Glass Walls's Animals Feel to the group: Olympic Bird Fanciers. ... See MoreSee Less

The man in the video saved the life of the condor who fell from the nest as a young chick. The man took care of the bird until he was able to return and live in the wild- but apparently the bird hasn't forgotten his Good Samaritan- and he flies back and visits him every now and then 🙂

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I have a blue front amazon that is very old. I have only had her two years and do not have any background knowledge. She has an open band that looks to show that she was quarantined through California. My research says at that point to call USDA, but how?
Does anyone have the phone number to call, or do I just start calling around and take a day off work?
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From Zupreem:

ZuPreem Customers,

On January 15th, Birds and Beaks Rescue and Rehab in Michigan posted an update on their Facebook page.

ZuPreem reiterates that all our products are safe to feed, including the batches fed in Michigan, as we stated on January 4th. We continue to feed our own precious birds ZuPreem food, including the Michigan batch, knowing they are getting highly nutritious and safe food.

Why are we so confident our food, including the Michigan batch, is safe to feed?

ZuPreem uses industry-best food safety and quality processes that ensure that when products leave our facilities, they are safe to feed. We have conducted numerous research studies to identify the critical points of food safety in our process and have strict protocols in place to manage these critical points to ensure we deliver the safe food you have come to expect from ZuPreem.

ZuPreem has not historically disclosed our food safety processes publicly, given they are highly technical and could easily be misunderstood or misrepresented by the public or by our competitors. However, given the nature of this situation and the massive spread of misinformation about ZuPreem products, as a result of the Michigan incident, we have decided to change our policy and disclose our quality management process with the hope that you, our customers, will remain confident in feeding ZuPreem foods to your birds.

ZuPreem utilizes a “hold, test, and confirm” food safety process to ensure our foods are safe for birds to eat. Every batch of ZuPreem pelleted avian diets, including the product fed in Michigan, must be declared safe during three separate food safety holding periods in our process, before it is approved for shipment to a customer. More specifically, our food safety process is conducted as follows:

1. Grains used to make flour are tested for specific toxins, including aflatoxins, before being milled.
2. The milled flour is then blended with other ingredients, including 18 essential vitamins and minerals.
3. This blend is then formed into the finished pellet shape and cooked to temperatures greater than 185 degrees Fahrenheit to ensure harmful bacteria are killed.
4. The finished batch of pellets is then air-dried to reduce moisture levels to prevent the growth of mold.
5. The batch is then put on the first hold and tested by two laboratories.
6. The first laboratory is an independent facility testing for specific harmful bacteria, including Salmonella.
7. The second laboratory is an internal facility testing levels of key nutrients and moisture levels.
8. Once all tests from the first hold come back safe, the batch is then held a second time
9. During the second hold, another independent laboratory tests levels of 18 different nutrients, including vitamins A and D. Many batches are tested more than once, as were the batches fed in Michigan.
10. Once all tests from the second hold come back safe, the batch is packaged and then held for the third time.
11. During this third hold, ZuPreem conducts environmental testing for harmful bacteria in the packaging equipment area, on the packaging equipment, on the food-handling equipment, and in the finished product warehouse.
12. Once tests from the third hold come back safe, the batch is declared safe, and products from the batch are made available for shipment to customers.
13. Representative samples of the thoroughly-tested batch are then retained at ZuPreem.
14. If credible information is presented that suggests a specific contaminant may be present in a batch of ZuPreem food at levels that could be harmful, we will then test our retained samples in search for that specific contaminant.

Additionally, each step of the manufacturing process occurs in a facility subject to periodic unannounced inspections by the Food and Drug Administration. The last inspection occurred in July 2017, a short time before packaging of the batches of concern in Michigan. ZuPreem passed that very thorough FDA inspection.

ZuPreem pelleted products only leave our facility and ship to pet stores if they pass each and every one of these tests. If a batch fails our strict pathogen testing or falls outside our nutritionally acceptable range, it never ever leaves our facility. These are very expensive testing protocols, but nothing is more important to us than the safety of our products and the health of your birds.

Our process has the support of independent food safety experts. One such expert is Dr. Edward Richter, PhD, President of Richter International (one of the independent ISO Accredited Laboratories used by ZuPreem) and recognized human food and pet food safety expert and process authority. Dr. Richter supports the Food Quality & Safety practices of ZuPreem. Here is what Dr. Richter has to say about ZuPreem food safety processes: “ZuPreem takes the necessary steps to validate their pet food products are free from bacterial contamination. ZuPreem pet food products are safe based on the results from analyses conducted by our laboratory.”

And while we do our utmost with food safety best practices and processes, we know that no process is perfect. When cases like the one in Michigan arise, we do not just dismiss them. Our protocol is to reach out to bird owners and dig as deeply as we can into each case to determine if our food contributed in any way to the issue. If we believe it did, we will state it publicly and work to fix our process to prevent it from happening again (as was the case with our self-reported calcium incident in 2012). If we believe our food was not a cause, we will also state it publicly (as is the case in the Michigan incident).

The unfortunate deaths in Michigan sadden all of us. Any reported bird death saddens us. That’s why we sought advice from one of the most world-renowned avian pathologists, Dr. Drury Reavill, DVM, Diplomate ABVP (Avian Practice), Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Pathologists, to help us understand the role our food may have played in these very difficult cases.

This is what Dr. Reavill had to say about the case in Michigan, based on the public statements made by the Birds and Beaks Rescue and Rehab and on information gleaned from their Facebook videos describing the case: “I have been reading through the postings about this very tragic event. To have multiple parrots die within such a small period of time (30 minutes) must be devastating and frightening. As both a board-certified avian practitioner and pathologist focused only on exotic animals, I believe that the clinical presentation, the fact that multiple species (cockatoos, macaws, Amazons, and conure) were involved, and the lack of significant post-mortem lesions, makes a food-borne and/or water-borne toxin/nutrient imbalance very unlikely. As these birds of different species and ages all have different physiologies, toxin ingestion/nutrient imbalances would not have resulted in such an explosive loss of life over such a short time period.”

Please know that ZuPreem is doing everything possible to provide safe and nutritious food for your precious birds. Also know that we are confident that all our food is safe for you to continue to feed. And finally, know that if it’s not, we will publicly and proactively tell you that it’s not and what ZuPreem will be doing to resolve the issue.

Thank you so much for your faith in us and your continued support.

ZuPreem
P.S. Keep a watch out for two more Facebook posts from ZuPreem, including a message from our president and owner, David R. Morris, who will share more about ZuPreem’s animal health heritage
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Sue Marshall shared Greywood Manor Provisions's post to the group: Olympic Bird Fanciers. ... See MoreSee Less

*FREE GIVEAWAY* - Because it's "National Get To Know Your Customers Day" - we want to hear all about your pets and why they love Greywood Manor products. Entries MUST be in by Friday January 19th. Over the weekend we will choose a random name and the winner will receive a Greywood Manor Provisions gift assortment, focused on your pet(s). Don't forget to include photos!! #GoodLuck #LetThemDrinkTea #GreywoodManorProvisions #GreywoodManor #Pets

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Carol Haley shared The Pet Collective's SMART BIRDS! to the group: Olympic Bird Fanciers. ... See MoreSee Less

These birds are definitely smarter than you!

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Merlin enjoying his hoop made by Robert Ulozas. ... See MoreSee Less

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Carol Haley shared ThatPetLife's Crazy For Cockatoos to the group: Olympic Bird Fanciers. ... See MoreSee Less

Tag a friend who has a cockatoo! Like ThatPetLife

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Sally Sullivan-Hall shared a link to the group: Olympic Bird Fanciers. ... See MoreSee Less

From a bird peddling a bicycle, bird playing basketball, bird solving puzzles to a bird climbing a ladder, these are just a few of the clips you will see in today's video.

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This device lets you video call your pets whenever and wherever you want 😂😍

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This is Norman our 32 year old Yellow Naped rescued Amazon parrot. Hes a bit of an old fart, but has every right to be. He talks really well but he is not the most cuddly, we love him anyways. We don't have high hopes to change his mind about humans, but that doesn't keep us from letting him get his out time.

Keep an open mind and show Norman some love please <3
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I made this for a friend how does it look I wanted opinions on it before I mailed it to her the crocheted cockatoo is close to life-size ... See MoreSee Less

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I DNA sexed my emerald starlings and turned out both to be males. Anyone working with them and either has hens available or has an extra hen we can trade? They are a couple years old. I'm in Seattle area. Thanks. ... See MoreSee Less

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We know not to use essential oils etc around our birds.... but do we always think of our other pets? How about kids, the elderly or those with pulmonary or immune problems? ... See MoreSee Less

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Has it been annonced what it was that killed the birds at that rescue home?If so what did they determine was the cause? ... See MoreSee Less

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Sally Sullivan-Hall shared a link to the group: Olympic Bird Fanciers. ... See MoreSee Less

For more than 20 years, Christian Moullec has guided migrating flocks of vulnerable bird species with his microlight aircraft. With his microlight aircraft, he guides migrating flocks of vulnerable species. Moullec, known as the

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Sally Sullivan-Hall shared a link to the group: Olympic Bird Fanciers. ... See MoreSee Less

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Darla Landes shared a link to the group: Olympic Bird Fanciers. ... See MoreSee Less

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Carol Haley shared FailArmy's Bird Attacks to the group: Olympic Bird Fanciers. ... See MoreSee Less

Tag a bird lover!

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Sally Sullivan-Hall shared a link to the group: Olympic Bird Fanciers. ... See MoreSee Less

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smart little birds!! ... See MoreSee Less

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This is tragic and sounds like it could get worse. Please read and if you have any sudden deaths... have necropsies done. If you have any of the foods mentioned... I would not feed them at this point. ... See MoreSee Less

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Omg!!! I am so freaking in love with the first picture!!! <3 <3 <3

Please meet Baby, Gianet Mencarelli-Fouts,' Blue Front Amazon. Today was the first time she came to visit with me!! 🙂
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Bird Brains is starting on PBS right now. A must see! ... See MoreSee Less

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Save the Date! October 13th and 14, 2018! Time "flies by" every year, so very quickly! Just like this macaw! We have great plans and times in the works already! Stay tuned for who will be joining us as speakers from across the US and the World!! ... See MoreSee Less

Seattle Parrot Expo

October 13, 2018, 10:00am - October 14, 2018, 4:00pm

Come one, Come all! Free Admission! Live Animals! Games! Food and More! The largest Parrot-Centric Event of the Pacific Northwest that connects Rainforests to our Backyards using Myriads of animals, careers, resources for inspiration and personal growth.

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sorry...one more. Best float ever! ... See MoreSee Less

Happy New Years!! All of us at Donate Life were thrilled to kick off the year watching the Donate Life Rose Parade Float head down Colorado Blvd this morning during the Tournament of Roses - Rose Parade! This year we honored 44 organ & tissue donors with Floragraphs on the float along with 25 riders and walkers who are recipients and living donors! On top of that, the #DonateLifeFloat #TheGiftofTime won the Theme Award! We all know that signing up as an organ & tissue donors truly does make a difference!

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This float literally brought tears to my eyes. Its so beautiful!! Check out the stories on their fb page and on youtube about the people and work it represents. ... See MoreSee Less

Donate Life's "Gift of Time" float incorporated an Aztec calendar with portraits of organ and tissue donors. One of the portraits in full bloom was that of Bakersfield's Glen Haenelt. MORE: goo.gl/5scLMU

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Carol Haley shared ShakeUp music & sound design's video to the group: Olympic Bird Fanciers. ... See MoreSee Less

Listen to The Magic Flute #Twitterstorm performed by our feathered fellows. Keep the birds on singing > like > share > follow ShakeUp

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Carol Haley shared KOMO News's Check out the eagle camera from Lee County, Florida. to the group: Olympic Bird Fanciers. ... See MoreSee Less

Check out the eagle camera from Lee County, Florida.

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Carol Haley shared Rainbow Chicken Memes's video to the group: Olympic Bird Fanciers. ... See MoreSee Less

emo birb shows'em skills credits: La parte strana dell'Internet

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Happiness is stuffing parrot piñatas for Christmas! ... See MoreSee Less

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Brenda Child shared Eclectus Ark's post to the group: Olympic Bird Fanciers. ... See MoreSee Less

To our friends and supporters: May the love and joy of the season fill our hearts. May the coming year bring us friendships and better understanding of the birds who share our lives.

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Our own local All Parrot Rescue... featured on Animal Planets new show this Friday. ... See MoreSee Less

This awesome geo-dome opens up a ton of space for these rescued parrots to fly!

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Carol Haley shared Kelleen Marie Thaxton's post to the group: Olympic Bird Fanciers. ... See MoreSee Less

Two parakeets found on Tracy Ave in Bremerton. On stray hold at KHS.

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Carol Haley shared Kayla Barham's post to the group: Olympic Bird Fanciers. ... See MoreSee Less

He throw.

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Carol Haley shared Bird with a character's video to the group: Olympic Bird Fanciers. ... See MoreSee Less

instagram.com/p/Bchqt51HWGe/ instagram.com/colloritz Permission to post granted by original poster.

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I am looking at possibly buying some Ultrasonic Pest repellers and wondering if they are safe around birds. Will that frequency be detectable by parrots? ... See MoreSee Less

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Beware....The Goffins.... LOL! 😛 ... See MoreSee Less

Cockatoos prove adept at shape manipulation, outperforming most animals and even toddlers.

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Hahahaha, apparently Gracie thinks she has a toy box! She started playing with all the items in the dish today. She knocks the three mini tootsie pops and a plastic charm out, and of course, I put them back in. My day job. 😀 ... See MoreSee Less

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This is too fun! Made me miss my little Cockatiel who passed 2014 after 19 yrs of delightful companionship. RIP Jack, this video reminded me of you 😃 ... See MoreSee Less

831 Likes, 14 Comments - Ellen (@theellenshow) on Instagram: “#Repost @worldofanimal.s ・・・ Hahahahahahaha 🤣😂🤣#Repost @dp4k.m ・・・ HUMAN vs BIRDIE DANCE OFF! 😍😍😍😄😄😄”

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Befriending an Australian Magpie, is one of the most rewarding and positive experiences (trust me, I know all about this!) Once you've made friends with a Magpie, you have a friend for life. Make time to educate yourself about these birds, and if you’re open-minded and have a big heart, your opinion on these intelligent birds will surely change for the better. ❤️ Many people have contacted us, describing how their views on Magpies have changed since coming across our content. We hope many more will continue to follow their lead! 😊 Our website - www.themagpiewhisperer.com

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Carol Haley shared The Pet Collective's Super Vocal Birds | Funny Bird Video Compilation 2017 to the group: Olympic Bird Fanciers. ... See MoreSee Less

Turn up the volume! These are some vocal birds 🔊

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Dan Gwinn shared George Takei's This Raptor Biologist Works to Conserve Wildlife Using Modern ... to the group: Olympic Bird Fanciers. ... See MoreSee Less

An eagle eye's view of modern day dinosaurs. via True Calling Canada

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FOUND in PORT ORCHARD: Adult male Cockatiel. On stray hold at Kitsap Humane Society under ID# 70438. May have been in a stolen vehicle!

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This coming Saturday from 12-3pm, we are flying in Seattle. This is the last Seattle-based Fly Day for the month of December. The next two Fly Days will be held in Tacoma! With the new Fly Day of SUNDAY, DECEMBER 17th (third Sunday this month vs. 4th due to Christmas Eve). Bring some cookies, a friend, your family and share the love of parrots! Always remember, if you have not joined us in the past, please come without your bird first. Let us know who your vet is. Ensure we see a veterinary workup within the past year (CBC).

You can come watch ANY TIME FOR FREE!!! FOREVER!!!!!. Our goal is to keep these spaces open for people to enjoy parrots with!!
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Come fly with us next Saturday in SEATTLE!

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I have to brag a bit. Coconut deserves kudos for being such a good and trusting bird to allow me to pick up his feet and trim his nails. I’m constantly amazed with him. (The mess on his head is Coffee I somehow managed to drip on him lmao) ... See MoreSee Less

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Carol Haley shared The Pet Collective's Owls Who Have Seen Some Stuff to the group: Olympic Bird Fanciers. ... See MoreSee Less

Owls are so magical! ✨

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This Giving Tuesday, Flight Club Foundation is helping out Macaw Rescue and Sanctuary to receive matching funds from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. Give ALL DAY TOMORROW and TOMORROW ONLY for them to receive matching funds! Double your donation starting 12:01 am tomorrow until 11:59pm tomorrow night! Help over 500 birds continue living in gorgeous, garden settings with the ability to fly, socialize and thrive. #givingtuesday,#macawrescueandsanctuary,#billandmelindagatesfoundation, #flightclubhelps ... See MoreSee Less

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Dear Friends,

You are invited!

Pet Photos with Santa!

Sunday, December 3rd

10am to 4pm

@Purdy Veterinary Hospital

Voluntary Donations to benefit

Gig Harbor Peninsula Fish Food Bank and Community Services

We hope you and your Furbabies can make it!

This event is open to the public.

You do not have to be a client of Purdy Veterinary Hospital t
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When is the OBF Christmas Party again? ... See MoreSee Less

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Happy Thanksgiving to the OBF gang. It was awesome seeing everyone at the November meeting.

I am thankful for my birdie friends!!!!
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Please consider sponsoring birds in rescues for the holidays. All Parrot Rescue is also doing a Secret Santa. Both are local rescues who do a great job! ... See MoreSee Less

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LMAO... what would the list be at your house? ... See MoreSee Less

Talking parrot creates hilarious shopping list on Amazon Echo (sound up 🔊)

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This is a friend of mine. Can anyone help? I'm maxed out on pets right now. ... See MoreSee Less

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Does anyone breed Ringneck Parakeets?
I have someone looking for a hand fed baby.
They would prefer a blue boy
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