Escaped parrots are now living, roosting in 23 US states

The greenest immigrant community in the US, certainly.

Macaws can communicate with each other by blushing

We may have forgotten how to blush, but macaws certainly haven’t.

Why it’s illegal to own one guinea pig in Switzerland

At first, it sounds like one of the silliest laws ever: in Switzerland, you’re not allowed to own just one guinea pig or parrot. The reason for this is that they’re social species, and they are considered victims of abuse if they aren’t able to regularly interact with others of their species. If you’re an animal person, you’ll love Switzerland.