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Friday, November 21, 2008

Depressed Parrot on Prozac

An African Grey parrot called Fred became very depressed after his owner George Dance died nine months ago, he just couldn't figure out where George had gone.

He was so distressed, he bit all his neck feathers off and bobbed his head up and down all day. So a liquid dose of a bird-friendly version of Prozac, called Clomical, twice a day has put him back on his perch.

It seems that tropical birds are very emotional and the number needing anti-depressants is rising.