Mankind has learned, the hard way, that meddling with predators and habitat leads to serious consequences for the whole, connected ecosystem. These days, we spend time and money in attempts to reverse our errors. Sometimes the very nature of the animal involved can be of assistance. Continue reading “Bring the Natives Back”
I have a bird room. It’s just your average bedroom with a closet and a window. But I have so many cool ideas of what I would like to do with it. I invite you to take a trip through my imagination. You don’t have to pack any special clothes, and you don’t need immunizations. Ready? Continue reading “Bird Room Dreams”
You should know by now that parrots are the most endangered family of birds on the planet. Much of this is due to the pet trade, but much is also due to the destruction of habitat and the introduction of predators likes cats and rats to areas where the parrots had no fear. If you had all the money needed, and all the time and resources to do so, which parrot would you save? Continue reading “Which Parrot Would You Save?”
Losing lovebird Jake in July hit me hard, a tragedy that seemed insurmountable at the time. Yet as always, there have been patchwork silver linings to help with the pain and loss. Not that I ever will forget the moment when I knew I had lost him. But someday I won’t cry at the memory. Continue reading “Budgie Babysitter”
On my Facebook page, everyone knows I love birds. They have heard about my flock, my tragedy and my triumphs. So whenever someone finds a video of a parrot being entertaining, they post it on my feed. If I don’t get the same video 5 times, I feel neglected. So I wanted to share with you lucky readers all of those wonderful videos. Continue reading “Clowns of a Higher Order”
I had a bad summer as far as egg laying went. My cockatiels are just not in the mood. My violet lovebirds didn’t think it was time yet. And the canaries want better quarters in which to raise their young. Continue reading “Egg-citement!”
Today in my corner of the world, we have rain. Last week at this time we had 90+ degrees f. I wore as little as I could get away with and had every fan in the house pointed at me. After a very hot summer, we are hearing rumors of an El Nino condition. And we have had those before, but somehow intelligent people are a little more concerned these days about the odd weather patterns. Continue reading “World Picture”
Stop chewing on Daddy’s dirty work pants. You don’t know where they have been.
You must have liked the broccoli, you didn’t throw it on the floor. Too bad about the corn.
Not too much pasta, you already look like a green Goodyear blimp. Continue reading “Things I Never Thought I Would Say”
Note: I am not in any way belittling or casting aspersions on the very real condition called PTSD. I have had it myself, I doubt many Americans have not had it. But parrots are drama queens, so it’s funny. Continue reading “Psittacine Traumatic Stress Disorder”