Parrots Just Want to Have Fun

You know your bird, especially if you have only one or two that interact with you. Like a beloved child, you know the bird’s favorite foods, most interesting toys, and need for interaction with you. But if you are a first-time bird prospective owner, you can get a head start by knowing exactly what your bird is going to want from you. Continue reading “Parrots Just Want to Have Fun”


Disposable Pets

The British comedy group, Monty Python, does a great sketch about getting rid of a budgie by flushing it down the loo. Of course, then they breed in the sewers and you have great flocks of soiled budgies flying about. Too funny. Continue reading “Disposable Pets”

All the World’s a Cage

Let’s play a game. Imagine you are standing in a room, maybe 6 feet wide and 10 feet long. Spread out your arms. Can you touch the walls? Probably not, so you have room to stretch when you need to. The walls are glass, air flow is good. A small sink provides water for you to drink. Your bodily function of elimination is covered, we don’t really need to go there. A door opens now and then and food is pushed inside. You have one chair to sit in and two items which on closer inspection are puzzles for you to take apart and then put back together. Over and over and over. Continue reading “All the World’s a Cage”

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”

Downsizing. You Keep Using That Word.

Hello, my name is Demi, and I’m a birdaholic. The first step in curing an illness is correct diagnosis.

Believe me, I want to have fewer birds so that I can devote more time to the ones I have. I want to downsize. I want to give them fresh food every day, not a couple times a week. But I took in two new lovebirds in the last couple weeks and considered a pineapple green cheek. And a military macaw. I can’t help myself. Continue reading “Downsizing. You Keep Using That Word.”