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PARROT 'HISTORY'

                                            
I have always been fascinated by parrot information from years ago. Although we have made incredible progress in our knowledge about parrot care and behavior in the last two decades, there is no doubt in my mind that people have really cherished their parrots through the years. This section is a mix of many aspects involving parrots including Fiction, Art, AdvertisingStories, Vintage Companion Photos, Natural History. and Early Ornithology.  
There is extensive information about the extinct Carolina Parakeet.


CAUTION: Please realize that the information in this section can be HORRIBLE and is most likely accurate as to what we know now and should not be used as a guide in the care or behavior of companion parrots ... especially in regards to diet, medical advice, and cage size. Early aviculturists were quite opinionated as to the potential of various parrot-family birds as pets and for breeding purposes. In many ways these writers were pioneers and sometimes their information was based on a limited knowledge of the actual parrots. Take it all with a grain of salt as the saying goes ...
Scroll down for the full list of topics in the Parrot History Section. I hope that readers will find this information interesting! I will be adding more ...
 
PARROTS IN EARLY AVICULTURE
AND IN NATURAL HISTORY

» VINTAGE PHOTOS from days gone-by  (Four Pages)
» VINTAGE ILLUSTRATIONS from Books and Magazines, etc. (Two Pages) 
» PARROTS IN ART HISTORY  various paintings with parrots in them
» PARROT-KEEPING IN THE PAST by Edward J. Boosey - published 1956
» THE STORY OF GEISLER'S "HUMAN-TALKER" an interesting vintage sales pitch for parrots from the 1890s
» THE 'PROPER' CARE OF PARROTS from the Philadelphia Bird Food Company 1899 (How did any parrots live through this bad advice?)
» CAPERN'S PARROT FOOD COLLECTOR CARDS from 1926
» CAPERN'S BIRD BOOK excerpt on Parrots from Capern's Bird Food Manufacturers (probably 1910-1920?)
» BEAUTIFUL BIRDS  The Introduction to a Sales Catalog from BIRD HAVEN, Reseda, Calif 1931
» HARPER'S YOUNG PEOPLE Parrot Care 1886
» THE PARROT FAMILY Humor in Animals, "The Parrot Family," by William H. Beard 1885
» YOU'VE COME A LONG WAY BIRDIE Really Bad Information from early bird care publications.
» THE NATURALIST ON THE AMAZONS 1863 Parrot related excerpts by Henry Walter Bates  (Natural History)
» A NATURALIST IN NICARAGUA 1875 Parrot related excerpts by Thomas Belt  (Natural History)
» THEY FEAR NO FOE From  Naturalist in Nicaragua 1875 by Thomas Belt   (Natural History)
» PARROTS IN BARRO COLORADO (PANAMA) from My Tropical Air Castle 1929 by Frank M. Chapman (Natural History)
» PARROTS IN CAPTIVITY Introduction Volume I by W.T. Green M.D. Published 1884
» OUR PARROT-KEEPING AMBITIONS  From Parrots in Captivity Volume II by W.T. Greene, M.D. Published 1884
» DO PARROTS DRINK? From Parrots in Captivity Volume III by W.T. Greene, M.D. Published 1884
 
 
PARROTS: ADVE
RTISING, MYTHS,
ILLUSTRATORS, ART, AND 'SHOW BUSINESS'

» EGYPTIAN MYTH: Seventy-one Parrots
» PARROTS IN MESOAMERICA  The Human Soul of Macaws, Parrot Kachinas, Pottery, and Petroglyphs  
» THE FAITHFUL PARROT AND THE FIG TREE  An Indian Folk Story
» CHINESE ROOF TILE PARROTS 
» LAWSON WOOD (1878-1957) Vintage Humorous Parrot Illustrations
» VINTAGE IN-PRINT ADVERTISING that used parrots to sell products
» PRODUCT PACKAGING WITH PARROTS 
 » JOSE CARIOCA the Disney Parrot  from the 1940s (Three Pages)
 » POLL PARROT SHOES  Children's Shoe Company with a Parrot Logo (Two Pages)
 » FRED: THE 'BARETTA' COCKATOO
 » POPEYE THE SAILOR MAN/BIRD SELLER 
» PRO-FEDA: A CURE FOR BEAK AND FEATHER? NOT! Brochure Advertisement c.1990's
 
 
AFRICAN GREYS
& OTHER AFRICAN PARROTS

» THE STORY OF THE GRAY AFRICAN PARROT AND THE SAILOR BOY by Harry Gringo 1860
» ASH-COLORED OR AFRICAN GREY PARROT The Naturalist's Library William Jardine, Parrots c.1840 by Prideaux John Selby, Esq.
» AFRICAN GREY PARROTS from Parrots, Cockatoos, and Macaws 1956 by Edward J. Boosey
» THE GREY PARROT by Dr, Karl Russ from The Speaking Parrots 1884
» GREY PARROTS by W.T. Greene from Parrots In Captivity 1884
» FIRST AMERICAN BREEDING RECORD FOR THE AFRICAN GREY??? Kind of Creepy!  
» AFRICAN GREY 'YARNS' by W.T. Greene from African Grey Parrots c. 1890
» THE GREY PARROT Nutshell Series by Wesley T. Page F.Z.S.(date unknown 1880s-1900s?)
» AFRICAN GREY PARROTS from Feathered Pets 1898 by Chas N. Page
»  AFRICAN GREY PARROT from Parrots and Other Talking Birds 1906 by Chas N. Page
» JARDINE'S PARROTS by W.T. Greene from Parrots In Captivity 1884
» SENEGAL PARROT from Parrots, Cockatoos and Macaws 1956 by Edward J. Boosey
» VASA PARROT from Parrots, Cockatoos and Macaws 1956 by Edward J. Boosey
» VASA PARROTS by W.T. Greene from Parrots In Captivity 1884
 
 
AMAZON PARROTS
» BLUE-FRONTED AMAZON from Parrots, Cockatoos and Macaws 1956 by Edward J. Boosey
» CUBAN AMAZON from Parrots, Cockatoos and Macaws by Edward J. Boosey - published 1956
» DOUBLE FRONTED AMAZON from Parrots, Cockatoos and Macaws 1956 by Edward J. Boosey
» YELLOW-FRONTED AMAZON from Parrots, Cockatoos and Macaws 1956 by Edward J. Boosey
» YELLOW-NAPED AMAZON  from Parrots in Captivity by W.T. Greene M.D. 1887
» FINSCH (Lilac-crowned) AMAZON IN MEXICO from Two Bird Lovers in Mexico 1905 
» LAURA AND LAURA DORA   Photo Essay of Beloved Companion Yellow-napes from the 1920s
» PAL, The Story of a Companion Yellow-nape from the 1930s
» PARROT PRODIGY POLLY  Magazine article with photos about a companion Amazon Parrot from 1940s 
» FRIDA KAHLO'S PARROTS, the Mexican artist kept parrots  
» PARROTS IN BARRO COLORADO (PANAMA) from My Tropical Air Castle 1929 by Frank M. Chapman
» A TOUGH CONSTITUTION from Birds and Man 1901  by W.H. Hudson
» AMAZON PARROTS in the Wild from early Natural History Books
» THE STORY OF GEISLER'S "HUMAN-TALKER" an interesting vintage sales pitch for parrots from the 1890s
» PIECES OF EIGHT Cap'n Flint  In the 1934 movie Treasure Island, Cap'n Flint was an Amazon
 

AUSTRAL-ASIAN
& NEW ZEALAND PARROTS
 
» THE EXTINCT PACIFIC OR OCEANIC ECLECTUS 
» RED-SIDED ECLECTUS  by W.T. Greene from Parrots In Captivity 1887
» RED-SIDED ECLECTUS  from Parrots, Cockatoos and Macaws 1956 by Edward J. Boosey
» KEA from Parrots, Cockatoos and Macaws 1956 by Edward J. Boosey 

» THE PALSEORITHINSE, OR NOBLE PARRAKEETS (Psittacula) from The Speaking Parrots by Dr. Karl Russ 1884

 
 BUDGERIGARS
» THE UNDULATED GRASS PARRAKEET OR BUDGERIGAR from The Speaking Parrots by Dr. Karl Russ 1884
» THE UNDULATED GRASS PARRAKEET OR BUDGERIGAR  from Parrots in Captivity by W.T. Greene M.D. 1886
» THE BUDGERIGAH from Parrots of Australasia 1949 by Charles Barrrett., F.R.Z.S.
 

COCKATOOS
» THE COCKATIEL from The Speaking Parrots by Dr. Karl Russ 1884
» THE COCKATOOS from Parrots of Australasia 1949 by Chearles Barrett, F.R.Z.S.
» 'OUR COCKATOO'   Story and wood engraving from "Chatterbox" 1882
» THE PARROT AND COCKATOO INDUSTRY Article from Popular Mechanics 1919
» HARPER'S YOUNG PEOPLE Parrot Care 1886
» COCKATOO DESCRIPTION from 1874 BOOK
» CITRON-CRESTED COCKATOO from Parrots, Cockatoos & Macaws 1956 by Edward J. Boosey
» GOFFIN'S COCKATOO  from Parrots in Captivity by W.T. Greene M.D. 1884
» GREATER SULPHUR-CRESTED COCKATOO from Parrots, Cockatoos & Macaws 1956 by Edward J. Boosey
» LEADBEATER'S COCKATOO from Parrots, Cockatoos & Macaws 1956 by Edward J. Boosey
» LESSER SULPHUR-CRESTED COCKATOO from Parrots, Cockatoos & Macaws 1956 by Edward J. Boosey
» PALM COCKATOO from Parrots, Cockatoos & Macaws 1956 by Edward J. Boosey
» ROSEATE COCKATOO from Parrots, Cockatoos & Macaws 1956 by Edward J. Boosey
» THE SALMON-CRESTED COCKATOO (MOLUCCAN (CERAM) COCKATOO) from Parrots in Captivity by W.T. Greene 1887
» THE GREAT WHITE (Umbrella) COCKATOO from Parrots in Captivity by W.T. Greene 1887
» GANG GANG COCKATOO from Parrots, Cockatoos & Macaws 1956 by Edward J. Boosey
» A COCKATOO COMES TO TEA  Konrad Lorenz from King Solomon's Ring
 

CONURES AND
OTHER SOUTH AMERICAN PARROT FAMILY BIRDS
»  CAIQUES from Parrots and Parrot-like Birds by The Duke of Bedford - 1920s
»  HAWK-HEADED PARROT from  Parrots and Parrot-like Birds by The Duke of Bedford - 1920s
»  HAWK-HEADED PARROT from The Speaking Parrots by Dr. Karl Russ 1884 
»  HAWK-HEADED PARROT from Parrots, Cockatoos and Macaws 1956 by Edward J. Boosey
»  THE PATAGONIAN ARARA  The Naturalist's Library William Jardine VOL X Ornithology Parrots c.1840 by Prideaux John Selby, Esq.
»  THE BIRD HAVEN DWARF PARROT from 1931 Sales Catalog
»  SUN PARRAKEET (CONURE) from Parrots in Captivity by W.T. Greene 1887
 

CAROLINA PAROQUET ARTICLE MENU

The Natural History of the Extinct Carolina Parakeet
 
»  MISCELLANEOUS CAROLINA PAROQUET CONURE PARAKEET  PARRAKEET INFORMATION  
»  WHY PARROTS AND OTHER BIRDS BECOME EXTINCT Sally Blanchard
»  PARROT OF CAROLINA  Mark Catesby Print from The Natural History of Carolina, Florida and the Bahama Islands 1729
»  THE YELLOW-HEADED PARAKEET by Francois Le Vaillant Histoire Naturelle de Perroquets 1794-1805
» THE CAROLINA PARROT  Birds of America John James Audubon 1838
» CAROLINA PARAKEET  Excerpt from The Original Water Color Paintings by John James Audubon for the Birds of America 1838
»  CAROLINA PAROQUET  Alexander Wilson's American Ornithology 1840
» THE CAROLINA ARARA  The Naturalist's Library William Jardine VOL X Ornithology Parrots c.1840 by Prideaux John Selby, Esq.
» THE CAROLINA MACAW OR PARROT  Animate Creation Vol II 1885 by The Rev. J. G. Wood
» THE CAROLINA CONURE from The Speaking Parrots by Dr. Karl Russ
» CAROLINA PARROT or CONURE from Parrots in Captivity by W.T. Greene M.D. 1884  
» THE CAROLINA PAROQUET IN KANSAS from Birds of Kansas by N. S. Goss 1886
» CAROLINA PARRAKEET from Studer's Popular Ornithology The Birds of North America 1881
» CAROLINA PAROQUET from A Popular Handbook of Birds of the United States and Canada Thomas Nuttall 1903
» A CAROLINA PAROQUET PET by Paul Bartsch 1906 from The Bird Watcher's Anthology (1967) 
» CAROLINA PARRAKEET from The American Natural History Volume III Birds Concluded 1914 by William T. Hornaday
» CAROLINA PAROQUET from The Bird Book 1914 by Chester A. Reed
» CAROLINA PAROQUET from The Birds of America 1917, T. Gilbert Pearson, Editor-in-Chief
» CAROLINA CONURE Excerpt from Parrots and Parrot-like Birds in Aviculture, by The Marquess of Tavistock 1929
» CAROLINA PARAKEET EXTINCT from The Birds and Trees of North America by Rex Brasher c. 1930
» THE CAROLINA AND LOUISIANA PARAKEET from Life Histories ... 1940 by Arthur Cleveland Bent
» CAROLINA PAROQUET from American Birds in Color 1948 by Hal H. Harrison
»  CAROLINA PARAKEET from Audubon Illustrated Handbook of American Birds 1968
» CAROLINA PAROQUET by Charles Harper from Charles Harper's Birds & Words 1974
» CANDLES ON A CHRISTMAS TREE: The Carolina Paroquet by Jill Hedgecock
» THE LAST COMPANION CAROLINA PAROQUET  Fiction by Sally Blanchard
 
 
MACAWS

» MACAWS  from The Speaking Parrots by Dr. Karl Russ 1884 
» REPRINT: The Devil Headed South Fiction from 1927 about a Macaw Named Miguel de Cordoba: and his Adventures 
» 'BAWTH' DRAWING Macaw drawing from Poppy Ott and the Stuttering Parrot by Leo Edwards 1926   
» MACAWS IN MESOAMERICA  The Human Soul of Macaws, Parrot Kachinas, Pottery, and Petroglyphs  
» EXCERPTThe Ungifted Parrot and the Cat, Humor in Animals, "The Parrot Family," by William H. Beard 1885
» A BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE HYACINTH MACAW from Naturalist on the Amazon by Henry Walter Bates 1863
» THE BLUE AND GREEN MACAW from The Speaking Parrots by Dr. Karl Russ 1884
» HYACINTHINE MACAW  from The Speaking Parrots by Dr. Karl Russ 1884 
» THE MILITARY MACAW from The Speaking Parrots by Dr. Karl Russ 1884
» MILITARY MACAWS Excerpts from Two Bird-lovers in Mexico 1905 by C. William Beebe 
» THE RED AND BLUE MACAW from The Speaking Parrots by Dr. Karl Russ 1884 
» THE RED AND YELLOW MACAW from The Speaking Parrots by Dr. Karl Russ 1884
» THE BROWN-FRONTED MACAW from The Speaking Parrots by Dr. Karl Russ 1884 
»  ILLIGER'S MACAW from The Speaking Parrots by Dr. Karl Russ 1884
»  THE NOBLE MACAW from The Speaking Parrots by Dr. Karl Russ 1884
» AN AMAZING STORY: Finding a Companion Spix Macaw in Colorado
 
More to be Added .... 
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