Parrot Nation

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


May 2011

“It’s All About the Birds!”

Photo courtesy of Janet Holt Hilton Here we go. “It’s All About the Birds!” Interesting subject. Have you ever heard anyone say that? I was having a talk with a friend of mine who is well-known and hip-deep in the business and... Continue Reading →

Petition, Schmetition…

I was wondering about something and I have a question. On Facebook, they have all of these petitions you can sign to “get this parrot out of this horrible situation he was put in.” and “Save this” and “Care about that.”... Continue Reading →

“Raising Awareness”

Pelican This phrase has always bothered me. I find it empty and purposeless when people have causes and say things along the lines of, “We’re raising awareness about the plight of the boll weevil.”  Well, allrighty then. l didn’t know... Continue Reading →

Stuff Bird People Like: Bird Events

I really enjoy going to bird-related events. Every time I go to an event, I try and get a look at what people are buying, what they’re wearing and what seems to interest them. Being an old hand at the Houston... Continue Reading →

My Continuing Quest For Cleanliness

I like a clean environment. I just hate what I have to do to maintain that clean environment. Keerist, what a pain when you have three Greys and a dog. This is what my dining area looked like when I just... Continue Reading →

In Service

Curl-Crested Aracari  You've chosen to keep birds. By choosing to keep birds, you have chosen a way of life. Not just a lifestyle, but you have managed to select a lot in life that somewhat compromises your choices and courses of... Continue Reading →

“Less Work For Mother”

"Less Work For Mother" I’ve always liked that phrase. The first time I ever saw it used tongue-in-cheek was by the writer and now director and producer, Nora Ephron. She wrote a very witty book back in the 70’s titled... Continue Reading →

Discover the Oasis 2011

In writing, economy is an attribute that is sought after. It is something that works well and is appreciated. It's also very difficult to achieve. Now, If I had a brain in my head, I'd just post this photo above... Continue Reading →

More “Preparing for Getting a Bird”

"Jing" Jane Hallander's Bird. She now lives with Rick and Patti in Kanab. A while back I wrote a post (original post here) about how to simulate having a bird before you actually got one in order to prepare yourself... Continue Reading →

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