If you live in a house full of pets with wings, you don’t normally look up when you hear the flapping of wings. I happened to be talking to Mike when we both saw something fly into the kitchen. No birds were purposely out, so we went to see who it was. Our darling green cheek, Nacho, was flying around the house and feeling very proud of himself, no doubt. Continue reading “December Potpourri”
When it comes to birds, cages, toys, food, supplements, treats, more toys, foraging ideas, more food, books on birds, and more toys, I am a shopaholic. So, of course, the best course of action for me it to run The San Diego County Bird Mart and Finch Show for a couple of clubs in the area. This is like hiring an alcoholic to be a bartender. Like hiring a diabetic to give out free cookies. Or like asking a kid to not poke fingers in the chocolate cake icing. Not the best plan ever. Continue reading “Bird Mart Madness”
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”
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”
Play stands are perfect surfaces for placing keys, sunglasses, hats, and purse.
You buy new play stand so you don’t have to clean off the old one.
You collect any representation of your parrot type, no matter how ugly or badly done. Continue reading “You Know You’re a Parrot Owner When”
Honestly, I clean my birds’ cages more often than once a year. I clean the grates and trays monthly. I change out some of the smaller utility cages now and again. And I am always looking for a new cage that will work better for any or all of my birds. Continue reading “Spring Cleaning Again? Or You Birds Go Clean Your Rooms!”
Quite often, little bits of my life with parrots would be interesting to share, but no one thing will cover an entire blog post. Sometimes I can link together things that are on the same topic, but not that often. So today’s post is a potpourri of bird fun. Continue reading “March Potpourri”
Every person who shares a home with any hookbill companion knows these creatures have a split personality. Some may hide the evil side for months at a time. But they all have that little devil urging them to be bad. Continue reading “Good Parrot, Bad Parrot”
To answer the first question you must have, no, there is no pun involving egg that I will refuse to stoop to. Just get over that and we’ll continue. Ready? Continue reading “Eggs-Periment”
One reason many pet bird lovers give for having birds as pets is the entertainment value they bring just by being themselves. Sure, parrots and many birds can be training to do tricks, but none of the following fun events involved any training. These were all natural behaviors. Continue reading “Unexpected Avian Entertainers”