I love my finches, they are active little things with cute calls and understandable social structures. They can be very messy but they make up for it by being good breeders. In fact, zebra finches are always held up as starter finches. Continue reading “Tiny Steps in Conservation”
For many years now I have been finding adorable videos online of adorable Indian ringneck parakeets. There’s this one: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ipKzLnk82l4
And Marnie, who has a lot of videos: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iB52iP2a_MY
And this one: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ccG3uGsky8M
Goodness, those baby cockatiels are growing. Some nights they don’t want any food from me, as they have been happily nibbling on millet and pellets most of the day. They have water and some toys and one perch which no one is using yet. I may give them a ladder soon to see if that helps with perching. Continue reading “More on Hand feeding”
Apparently, I do not understand the meaning of the words to downsize. According to dictionary.com it means:
verb (used with object), downsized, downsizing.
1. to design or manufacture a smaller version or type of:
The automotive industry downsized its cars for improved fuel economy.
2. to reduce in number; cut back. Continue reading “Babies in the Nursery Again”
There are drawbacks to having a pet that can potentially repeat whatever you say. While your pastor is visiting or your grandmother or under oath in a court of law. Hopefully not when all three situations occur. Continue reading “Conversations with Parrots”
A common thread in all my birds’ habitats seems to be the toys they prefer, mostly balls. Second to that ranks cardboard boxes to chew up, closely followed by chunks of wood. But given a choice, the parrots would go for the balls first. Continue reading “Having Fun Takes Balls”
Having a bird collection in a normally dry state during a drought calls for pre-planning and special measures. Last time I talked about waterers and splash dishes. This post is to address the excess use of water with birds. Continue reading “More Water”
August is the usual time of the year in Southern California when things begin to heat up and temps climb into the three digits now and then. Psyche! That started in June this year, and the last week of July has been crispy. Continue reading “Water!”