Who do you think of when you think Conservationist? Maybe someone famous like Jacques Cousteau or someone unheard of like the many parrot caretakers around the world. No matter who comes to mind, they are all people and have real things happen in their lives. Continue reading “Conservationists are People”
Note: The button quail chicks in this post did not survive, either due to a sudden cold morning or the male becoming aggressive. However, the events while they were with me were fun and interesting. Continue reading “You’re Adopted”
Someone in my area keeps losing American budgies. Back when I lost my lovebird, Jake, someone called me to say they found him. In reality, they had found a blue budgie in the dugout of the school baseball field. No one claimed her, so I kept her. Continue reading “Escapees”
All of my flock individuals have meaning and connections with me. That’s why it is so difficult to consider downsizing over the next few years. Some of my special birds have become even more close and loving as their situations change and one or two have become less tame. Continue reading “Connections and Reconnections”
While Parrot Fun Zone is aimed at kids who love parrots, the explanation of endangered species is clear and covers most of the issues. Establishing a sense of the urgency in saving species of parrots in young people is a key part of helping the birds in the long run. Most of the conservationists and parrot breeders I have met started as kids with their passions. Continue reading “Parrots in Danger”
It’s HOT in Southern California and I do not live with air conditioning. So I’m going to ramble on about a few things that come to my mind. And actually stay long enough for me to write them down. Continue reading “Summer Potpourri”
Lorikeets are beautiful parrots from certain islands in the near vicinity of Australia. They have evolved special tongues for slurping up nectar from flowers. They come in a bunch of colors and flock in huge groups mostly. And they DO NOT EAT MEAT!
Or, do they? Photos are showing up from backyard feeding stations in Brisbane showing Lorys eating MEAT put out for kookaburras and other carnivorous birds. How do they manage when they are evolutionally designed for liquid sugar only? Continue reading “Hold the Phone! Stop the Presses! Somebody Bring Darwin Back to Life!”