When Parrots Were Sacrificed

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Was the cruelty of the Maya, Aztec and Pueblo Indians towards parrots deliberate? Learn about the history of keeping parrots as pets in the pre-Columbian Americas in terms of their welfare.

See also the women wearing feathers and dead bodies of parrots on their heads, and judge yourself whose customs were wilder: „When Parrots Were Hats”

And in part 3 „When People Ate Parrots” – we outline who ate parrots and when, and seek answers to the question of how it came to be that Europeans do not eat parrots to this day.

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