I just went to Todd Marcus Mirds Exotic in Cinnaminson, NJ and they have notices up about Bird Paradise in Burlington, NJ. It turns out the reason Bird Paradise has been closed it because the birds there have the "Parrot Flu". It has been closed down by the health department. One of the workers at Todd Marcus said the birds will be destroyed.
They has a clipping of the story from the local paper. Their website is http://www.courierpostonline.com . I will search for the article later and post it if I find it.

-Jesse
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I just went to Todd Marcus Mirds Exotic in Cinnaminson, NJ and theyhave notices up about Bird Paradise in Burlington, ... it. -Jesse http://www.pixelpages.net/conservativemind Disclaimer: Spelling & grammar errors are made on purpose for thosewho are fulfilled by correcting others.

That's sad :-(
I couldn't find the artical. Could you elaborate on the "Parrot Flu"? I'm not familiar with that name.
Thanks, Dave
Parrot Flu is the common name for some airborne disease. I am not too sure about what exactly it is. I am sure if you call Todd Marcus (http://www.thebirdstore.com/birdstore.htm), you can ask them about the article and disease. They are very knowledgeable.

-Jesse
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Parrot Flu is the common name for some airborne disease. I am not too sure about what exactly it is. I am sure if you call Todd Marcus (http://www.thebirdstore.com/birdstore.htm), you can ask them about the article and disease. They are very knowledgeable.

http://www.cdc.gov/flu/avian /

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I just spoke with the Burlington County Health Department, and they told me that the store was closed as a precaution. The sick birds have been quarantined and destroyed a few months back. The article that I read at Todd Marcus is a few months old. I makes me wonder why they still have signs up all over their store about it (). The actual name of the disease is called "psittacosis" or "parrot fever". There is no current risk to the public or any of the birds at the store at this time.

-Jesse
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Article on the disease:
http://www.multiscope.com/hotspot/psittacosis.htm

-Jesse
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Hi - I'm new to this forum and I was reading some of the old messages. Any further word on this? I heard it these owners were railroaded by a competitor store.
I am reading the different accounts about this store. I have been there numerous times and I love it. I called the health department. NO BIRDS were destroyed; in fact, they said no birds even tested positive - they all tested NEGATIVE. They apparently had an possible exposure by a bird that allegedly came in for grooming. As a precautionary measure, they said they closed the store and treated the birds to make sure that none did come down with psittacosis.

I saw what you wrote about the other store. I was there the other night and saw the signs. It sickened me and I walked out. I don't intend to shop there. It would seem that Mr. Marcus may have been gloating. So, I would have to agree with your comment about . Seems the good guy is the one who took a loss and closed because he obviously does care about his birds. I will continue to shop at Bird Paradise. I take a different bridge, but it's worth the extra ride to go there.
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