You’re Adopted

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”

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Nursery Update

My daily life for the past three months and for the next month or so has been scheduled around a feeding schedule for baby birds. Three budgies, a turaco, button quail, six budgies, a surprise cockatiel, and five budgies. The most recent addition is a zebra finch. Life is rather crazy at the best of times. I am currently giving notice to friends and family that I could be cranky without cause. Continue reading “Nursery Update”

The Adventures of Pineapple

One of my “rescued” cockatiels is a beautiful pied male named Pineapple. I didn’t so much rescue him, as he was in a good home and well-taken-care-of, but his people had gotten busy and wanted better interaction for him, either with people or other cockatiels. The best part of this is that his people were meeting us in Las Vegas for a gathering of several like-minded friends who had until then only met online. Continue reading “The Adventures of Pineapple”

Changes in Their Cages

I love the music of Simon & Garfunkel, especially the song At The Zoo. There’s a line about an animal being skeptical of changes in their cages. I think the songwriter missed a bet, that should have been about a parrot. Have you ever tried to introduce a new toy without taking several cautious steps to let the bird get used to it first? Pandemonium breaks out for days. Continue reading “Changes in Their Cages”