Marc Morrone adopted his first pet, a parakeet named Jinxie, when he was 4 years old. By the time Marc was 18, his collection of pets had outgrown his family's house. In 1978, Marc and business partner Nick Guerra opened Parrots of the World, a pet shop specializing in birds, ferrets, and other unusual pets.
The success of the shop brought wider recognition of Marc's talent for helping pet owners learn to care for the animals they love. In 1997, Martha Stewart invited Marc and his pets to make a guest appearance on her television show, and he's been a regular guest on "The Martha Stewart Show" ever since, usually with his scarlet macaw, Harry, perched on his shoulder and many other members of his menagerie tagging along.
Marc also shares his extensive knowledge of our furred and feathered friends on his radio show, "Ask Marc, the Petkeeper," on Martha Stewart Living Radio.
Marc is the author of five books, including his latest, "A Man for All Species: The Remarkable Adventures of an Animal Lover and Expert Pet Keeper."
Most recently, he's the host of the show, "Petkeeping with Marc Morrone," in which he helps viewers with common pet problems and teaches them how to best care for their animals.
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