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News for the (Exotic) Birds

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News for the (Exotic) Birds

News for the (Exotic) Birds

News for the (Exotic) Birds

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A birdnapper got away with a baby cockatoo in a New York shop called Bird Jungle by popping it into his pocket. Such a theft soon won't be possible at a Petco store. The huge chain has bowed to a boycott by People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals and will stop selling exotic birds like Amazon parrots, macaws and cockatoos. PETA points out that these big bright birds aren't very good pets and, worse, often live longer than their owners.