Tuesday, August 19 2014 1:58 PM EDT2014-08-19 17:58:27 GMT
Jackson police are investigating the death of a baby at an apartment complex. On Monday morning, officers were dispatched to an apartment at 603 Hampton Circle in reference to an unresponsive child. AMRMore >>
AMR was on the scene treating the 3-month-old child. The child was transported to UMMC where he was pronounced dead.More >>
Tuesday, August 19 2014 4:10 PM EDT2014-08-19 20:10:07 GMT
The police chief for Gulf Shores along Alabama's coast is weighing-in on the actions of the law enforcement commander in charge of Ferguson, Missouri's in the wake of an escalating crisis brought on byMore >>
Gulf Shores Police Chief Ed Delmore wrote a blistering open letter to Captain Ronald S. Johnson, who was given command of law enforcement operations following days of looting and rioting in the city.More >>
Tuesday, August 19 2014 7:30 PM EDT2014-08-19 23:30:46 GMT
A recently suspended employee of the Forrest County Sheriff's Department has taken action by filing a lawsuit against several high ranking officers with the department. Rhonda Diane Lott who was suspendedMore >>
A recently suspended employee of the Forrest County Sheriff's Department has taken action by filing a lawsuit against several high ranking officers with the department.
Tuesday, August 19 2014 3:16 AM EDT2014-08-19 07:16:11 GMT
Tuesday night will be a night of food and fundraising as a celebrity chef brings her "Culanthropy" to town to help some aspiring students.Cat Cora from Food Network's Iron Chef America visited UMMC's NursingMore >>
Tuesday night will be a night of food and fundraising as a celebrity chef brings her "Culanthropy" to town to help some aspiring students.More >>
Their bright colors, beautiful songs, and cheerful personalities have made birds popular pets for hundreds of years. The Humane Society of the United States urges you to consider the following information before you bring a pet bird into your life.
Hundreds of thousands of birds of many species are caught in the wild for the pet trade. Never buy wild-caught birds. Buying such birds means supporting an industry that causes great suffering and needless death and threatens the very survival of some bird species. Up to 80 percent of birds who are caught in the wild die just in the course of capture and shipment. After purchase wild-caught birds suffer from stress and the inability to adapt to life in captivity, making them prone to medical and behavioral problems.
Only birds bred in captivity should be kept as pets. Parakeets, cockatiels, and canaries are always cage-bred; finches, parrots, and toucans are often wild-caught. Find out where the birds you are interested in came from, so you can be sure that they were bred, kept, and sold humanely. If possible, visit the breeding facility. Remember that birds are frequently available from animal shelters and rescue groups.
Each type of bird has unique needs that must be met. One simple rule is that the larger and less common the bird, the more difficult his care. Canaries are kept for their song, color, and activity; they do not usually offer humans a close bond. Canaries' small size and history of cage-breeding make them easier to manage. Likewise, parakeets (or budgies) and cockatiels are much easier to care for than are the larger parrots.
Medium- and large-size parrots (African gray parrots, Amazon parrots, cockatoos, conures, and macaws) are often wild-caught and are much more difficult to care for because of their size, strength, behavior, and nutritional and social needs. They require large, secure cages or aviaries; and they need to bond with human companions or other birds for mental and physical stimulation. Because they can live fifty years or more, these birds require a lifetime commitment.
Consider carefully what a bird requires and then consider as carefully what you are willing to provide.