Parrot astrology is a centuries-old custom prevalent in southern India, with the birds considered to be clairvoyant. Photo: Alamy Parrot astrology is a centuries-old custom prevalent in southern India, with the birds considered to be clairvoyant. Photo: Alamy
Parrot astrology is a centuries-old custom prevalent in southern India, with the birds considered to be clairvoyant. Photo: Alamy
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Clairvoyant parrots in India a dying breed, with astrologers’ birds seized by conservation officials

  • Parrot astrology, using specially trained parakeets that draw tarot cards from a deck, is a centuries-old tradition in southern India
  • But astrologers are having their birds confiscated as animal welfare and conservation groups look to protect the creatures

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Parrot astrology is a centuries-old custom prevalent in southern India, with the birds considered to be clairvoyant. Photo: Alamy Parrot astrology is a centuries-old custom prevalent in southern India, with the birds considered to be clairvoyant. Photo: Alamy
Parrot astrology is a centuries-old custom prevalent in southern India, with the birds considered to be clairvoyant. Photo: Alamy
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