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One of the most unusual businesses in the state is operated by B. Z. Furr of Charlotte--he imports parrots. He also operates a retail pet and feed store, but his parrot business, which began three years ago, is growing. Harden recounts Furr's trips to the mountains of Mexico where he gets the birds for fifty cents apiece, how they are shipped to Charlotte and who buys them on arrival.