For many years, having a ‘Lora’ as a pet was very usual in Costa Rica. This kind of parrot was highly sought due to its great intelligence and the ability to imitate or reproduce human sounds.


This bird variety possesses its own particular personality. In fact, one the lora’s most remarkable ability is to choose its owner to follow the orders, that also means that there’s an exclusive relationship between the owner and the bird. So much so that sometimes, loras are more likely to react violently with people that they dislike or considered strangers.


In 2017, the Costa Rican legislature approved new regulations for the Wildlife Conservation Law to prevent the extinction threat of this kind of birds. The statements includes heavy fines for people who keep loras in captivity. However and even the laws, the owners still exist and so the loras in captivity.As the loras are quite long-lived birds (can live up to 60 human years) and the owners can decease first than this bird species, it is usually adopted by relatives or people close to the owner, or in the worst cases the bird is abandoned.


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