**Kakapo - One of the rarest birds of all is New Zealand's kakapo. which is flightless Only 124 animals remain in the wild—the species has been largely wiped out by introduced predatory mammals such as feral cats.
Sight and hearing are the most important senses for birds -- this is at least the received wisdom. By studying bird DNA, however, researchers have now provided genetic evidence that many bird species have a well-developed sense of smell.
Training your parrot, overcoming behavioural problems, providing excellent care and educating prospective parrot owners about the mammoth responsibility of getting a pet bird are all very important. But as 'bird lovers' and owners, I feel we have another duty - to spread the word about the conservation of wild parrots.