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Talking A Day at Loro Parque [video]

Jack filmed this while we were in Tenerife a couple of years ago. He's finally managed to edit it all and make a montage. There's plenty of adorable and beautiful birds so please do check it out Feedback is also massively appreciated!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fB4t4GVms88

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Fabulous video Daisy. Loved seeing all the Australian Parrots. I didn't realize they had Dolphins and Orcas there as well. Really great mix of species.

I had the pleasure of meeting Rosemary Low a number of years ago when she was in Australia. She was involved with the parrot breeding program there. So much of her lecture was about the parrot breeding at the park.
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Fabulous video Daisy. Loved seeing all the Australian Parrots. I didn't realize they had Dolphins and Orcas there as well. Really great mix of species.

I had the pleasure of meeting Rosemary Low a number of years ago when she was in Australia. She was involved with the parrot breeding program there. So much of her lecture was about the parrot breeding at the park.
Thank you Kate! There's unfortunately a lot of controversy with them keeping orcas at the park, especially since the documentary Blackfish. It upsets me that that is all the focus is on, especially when they're one of the leading conservation teams in the world when it comes to birds! It's really sad that whenever I've been there I have noticed people just going to attend the dolphin and orca shows and they will walk straight past the parrots without even a second glance. Loro Parque translates to Parrot Park, not orca park They have an excellent collection of the Australian species. They have one enclosure, a walk through, specifically for an Australian set up. It's called Katandra treetops. It's where a lot of the shots were filmed

I have been able to meet Rosemary several times now, she's a really nice lady! I've got a fair few of her books and she threw me in a free breeding records book too the first time I met her. She was the curator of Loro Parque and Palmitos Park (Gran Canaria) who both specialise in parrots. I would love to attend one of her lectures. I do highly recommend her books if you haven't already gotten any

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We have many of her books in our Parrot Club Library and I have read them all. I had a lovely chat with her when she lectured here. She was quite stunned that at the time I was hand raising 84 birds. There were 42 Cockatiels and the rest was made up of everything from budgies to Major Mitchell Cockatoos. Never want to do that many again. I was hand raising for a very large breeder near where I live. He had some really lovely birds both Australian and Exotic. You have more chance of seeing her than I have, I think she had only been to Australia once before the trip that I met her at. At least that is for public meetings, she may have been here other times privately. It is a long way to come. I think she was the real driving force behind the parrot breeding over there and they have done some amazing things with the Spix Macaw.

Shame about the Orcas. They really are amazing creatures.
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What a gorgeous video, Daisy!
We can see all the fids we love.
Does Jack also love parrots and other animals like you do?
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We have many of her books in our Parrot Club Library and I have read them all. I had a lovely chat with her when she lectured here. She was quite stunned that at the time I was hand raising 84 birds. There were 42 Cockatiels and the rest was made up of everything from budgies to Major Mitchell Cockatoos. Never want to do that many again. I was hand raising for a very large breeder near where I live. He had some really lovely birds both Australian and Exotic. You have more chance of seeing her than I have, I think she had only been to Australia once before the trip that I met her at. At least that is for public meetings, she may have been here other times privately. It is a long way to come. I think she was the real driving force behind the parrot breeding over there and they have done some amazing things with the Spix Macaw.

Shame about the Orcas. They really are amazing creatures.
That is an enormous amount of babies to be raising! Wow, how did you manage it? She comes along to most of the bird shows in the UK to sell her books. She's very nice to have a chat with And I definitely agree with you there. I was unable to attend the convention last year but will be saving to go when the next one comes around (2018!) so I can see the Spix's myself. I cannot wait. I also like the sound of having a parrot club, do you still have it? It seems like a nice idea to get like-minded people together!

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What a gorgeous video, Daisy!
We can see all the fids we love.
Does Jack also love parrots and other animals like you do?
Thank you!

Yes and no, really. I can't explain it. I think as he is stressed out a lot from his job he doesn't find the joy in the things he used to find joy in, which is very sad. He doesn't get to film much any more, play guitar as much etc. and it gets him down quite often. I asked him recently "why is it you've not been as interested in my birds?" and he said it was because when we lost our companion parrots it took such a big chunk out of our lives and then he got the job and he hasn't even had the time to think straight, let alone enjoy himself. He is more so keen on my birds of prey than he ever was my parrots, that is not to say that he didn't and doesn't enjoy them! He just seems to really like handling and flying the raptors (who wouldn't?). He's also great with the reptiles too. He has grown up with milk snakes, king snakes, corn snakes, Brazilian rainbow boas and a Burmese python so he certainly doesn't mind my snakes. He's even interested in keeping some to breed too, which would be nice. I wish things were more simple but life does get in the way. I hope that makes sense to you!

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We have a large number of bird clubs here Daisy. Some clubs are for a mixture of aviary birds and others are specialist clubs, like the Budgerigar Society, Zebra Finch Club. Some mixed clubs are just called Bird Clubs and the area they are in like Blacktown & District Cage Bird Society or The Avicultural Society. Our club is The Parrot Breeders and Exhibitors Society of NSW and there is also The Parrot Society of Australia. Our Parrot Club meets once a month except for January. We have table shows, lectures, sometimes we do bus trips to other aviaries outside of the Sydney area, there is one coming up which will be an overnight stay, every year there is a shopping trip before Christmas to a variety of shops and warehouses. Both the parrot clubs run a big bird sale every year and both clubs get over 3,000 birds for sale. We have supper at each meeting and a Christmas Party each year. We also run a Parrot Show each year. It is a great club and is still very much going. We can also buy and sell birds to other club members.
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That is such an awesome video (and an amazing camera!!) I have never ever seen some of those birds, mostly the cockatoos! I would love to go there
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that was great it could be an advertisement! what a beautiful place. i would love to see a hyacinth in person

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That is such an awesome video (and an amazing camera!!) I have never ever seen some of those birds, mostly the cockatoos! I would love to go there
Thanks so much! I told Jack what you said and he's very appreciative and it encourages him to create more content for animal lovers. And yes they have a fantastic cockatoo collection. In the video I believe you see galahs, gang gangs, yellow tailed blacks, umbrellas, blue eyed and molluccan. We filmed a lot more but unfortunately a lot of the footage wasn't worth using as it was through mesh

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that was great it could be an advertisement! what a beautiful place. i would love to see a hyacinth in person
I may share it to the Loro Parque Facebook page and see what they think. I shared it to BirdTricks and a lot of people gave bad feedback because of that one second where the orcas are in it Jack is, however, doing a promotional video in March for an exotic animal store! I cried the first time I saw a hyacinth. I think a lot of people take it for granted being able to see them often at stores and things. They're very, very rare in the UK. Thank you too!

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Shelly I have been privileged enough to get up close and personal with a Hyacinth. He was eating nuts from my hand. But he was too big to actually have on my arm. He was nearly as tall as me. He was so sweet.
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i would love to see one in person just to see how big they really are! i have seen blue and gold and scarlets in person, but never a hyacinth

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He was at least 3 feet high from head to tip of the tail and he wasn't really full grown. But I think it is the colour that is so striking. Pictures don't do the colour justice they are really electric blue and the yellow is so bright and deep.

But I think you are right, you really have to see one in person to grasp how big and bright they are.
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sounds amazing! i was watching a video with a bunch of picture of rescue birds and there was a
pic of a hyacinth whose chest feathers were plucked and i never made the connection that all of their skin was bright yellow

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Yes they have VERY bright yellow skin, just like their face patches

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