Warning! This video is almost an hour long and is in Australian. Avery = Aviary. I’m including it because they point out how lucky they are Down Under to legally keep and breed native species. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qbyn5xmmMcA&feature=youtu.be Continue reading “Private Aviculture Needs Your Support!”
I spent all of my writing day at a meeting for writers, and failed to get my parrot blog written ahead of time. So I am going to cheat a little bit and post links to some of my favorite videos of birds. Not just parrots, but birds for sure. Continue reading “Free Day!”
When you give parrots out time but can’t stick around to watch them every second, they can end up in the oddest places. Even aviary birds can do strange things. I wish I had cameras in every cage and room so I didn’t miss out. Continue reading “Surprise!”
It’s no secret that I love my double yellow headed Amazon, Maynard, and most of the time he loves me. Even though he’s not very friendly, he is entertaining, and people like him. In fact a friend of mine who has trained lions and tigers and bears and dogs is frustrated that Maynard won’t interact with him. Sadly, parrots are so different from the animals he has worked with that the frustration may continue for a long time. Continue reading “I’m Taking the Parrot for a Stroll”
Maynard, the poster child for this blog, is your usual Amazon. A combination of a spoiled toddler, a termite, and a terrified prey species. We have a great relationship, as long as everything goes according to schedule. If I am late in opeing his cage in the afternoon, he can be cranky. Continue reading “Prepping for the Parrot”
I’d like you to meet Esther Williams. She’s a pretty ring neck dove that developed a seriously splayed leg on one side. She’s the second chick with this issue from my first pair of doves, Sky and Storm. They have produced several normal chicks before this. Continue reading “Ah, Poor Dove!”
I have had the pleasure of helping to raise some lovebird chicks, cockatiel chicks, and one African Grey chick. Right now, I am fostering four button quail chicks. All of these birds were taken away from their real moms and raised to think of Humans as their flock mates. Most of these birds get a little neurotic from the experience.
In my house, you have to be sure of who is speaking before you answer back. You might think your husband just agreed to do a major bit of yard work next weekend, but when you tell him you will help him, that blank look means one of the parrots said “Okay.” Continue reading “Silly Parrot Conversations”