Parrot Nation

Parrots are cool. They are also one hell of a lot of work.


April 2011

Going Viral With Cookie, the Little Penguin

A little over a year ago I posted a video of Cookie, the little penguin from the Cincinnati Zoo on Youtube and then linked the video to this blog. And there it sat, garnering a few hits along the way,... Continue Reading →

And We Have A Winner…Sort Of!

It's been a wild ride around here this week, and if you've been watching on Facebook, seen some of the news or talk shows this week, you might be aware I've been a little busy. I'll get to that in... Continue Reading →

Efficiency Expert

I'm all for efficiency. The trick isn’t knowing how to feed your parrots well. The trick is how to get the damned food into your birds. And I’m not talking about actually making the food. Look, most of us are running... Continue Reading →

Little Birds

I like little birds. I really do! But I’m afraid of them. I’m not afraid of them per se, but I’m afraid of their delicacy. I know that sounds weird, but when you have a few rather robust African Greys... Continue Reading →

Gateway Drug

Gate Way Drug: A drug (as alcohol or marijuana) whose use is thought to lead to the use of and dependence on a harder drug (as cocaine or heroin) You might say Parker was my “gateway drug” to the world... Continue Reading →

Avian Trainer Sid Price Answers Some “Leading Questions”

Sid Price has graciously granted my “Leading Questions” interview and did a bang-up job. His answers are remarkably short, concise and I suppose, like Sid, to the point. Sid Price has a company called “Avian Ambassadors.” "Avian Ambassadors is a... Continue Reading →

Finding Family

The inspiration for this piece is from the film, Finding Forrester.  I love this film because it’s about writing, and involves typing, talking and ideas. At the end of the film, the “J.D. Salingeresque”  character, writer William Forrester delivers the... Continue Reading →

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