Parrots - Varmints! - 65


The Varmints! podcast and Rugrat Parker are crazy about parrots and now you can be too! Let’s fly off and talk about these colorful tiny dinos! Enjoy!

But first, the news!

Lorikeets get intoxicated on Drunken Parrot Tree in Adelaide Botanic Gardens. Read about it and see the video here. Courtesy of


Polly want a beer?

14 Fun Facts About Parrots. Article courtesy of


It’s pandemonium!

The Parrot Beak. Parrots have super powers in their schnozz! Read about it here courtesy of


 Alex, the Only Parrot to Ask an Existential Question. Read about him here, courtesy of


You may not be as existential as this guy. Seriously, read the article.

RIO Movie Clip, (Chained Case) courtesy of YouTube user 20thcenturyfoxph.


Ever wanted to get a parrot for a pet? You… might want to reconsider. Read about A Delightful, Awful Marriage to a Pet Parrot, courtesy of


Polly wants a kiss!

The Surprising Truth About Pirates and Parrots, courtesy of


Arrr matey, Polly want some treasure! <whistle>

Click here to learn about the critically endangered New Zealand Kākāpō, courtesy of the New Zealand Department of Conservation.


Take a good look because they aren’t out of danger yet. Also, they have all the squee.

If you are interested in helping out the Kakapo Recovery Program, visit them and read all about it!


We can still be saved, but we need your help!

The Unnatural History of the Kakapo, courtesy of YouTube user Scott Mouat.



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