Transylvania University biology professor Becky Fox came up with a sort of “eHarmony for parrots” when she discovered how cockatiels’ personality types predicted long-term compatibility. She’ll share the results in an upcoming issue of the journal Zoo Biology. “It’s my hope that some zoos that are managing birds in captivity might find this kind of thing useful,” Fox said.
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Real estate agent Jeffrey Dolfinger was making a routine occupancy check on a foreclosed home near Poughkeepsie, New York, when he made a heart-wrenching discovery: two bedraggled cockatiels nearly starved to death.
"We had entered into this wreck of a house, opened the door, where there sat two cockatiels with about a six-inch-high pile of bird feces under them," Dolfinger said. "I'm not a bird person, but I knew a bird is not supposed to look this way."
Despite terrible bird allergies, Dolfinger gathered them up and brought them to a pet store specializing in birds. A woman at the store nursed them back to health.