I found Cindy Here

I remember someone referring to Cindy Crawford in either an interview or a written piece. The writer conjectured that the reason Cindy was such a successful model and lasted so long in the business was because “Cindy knew her body was her office.” In other words, her body was her business and she didn’t mess with ramming it around at all hours, feeding it crappy food and loading it up with controlled substances. She took care of it because it was her business.

This may sound like an odd metaphor, but I do have a bit of a point. Our birds are our family. But they are more than that. In an odd way, they probably deserve as much respect as some members of our family. We chose to bring them into our lives. They depend on us. And they have a tendency to reflect how we treat them. If we give them a good diet, get them sunshine and fresh water, treat and train them well, their demeanor, and appearance will reflect that.

Parker messing around.

My little girl Pepper, is around 21 years old. She’s plucked and tiny, but she’s just gorgeous despite the missing feathers. She’s quite healthy, and eats nutritious food by the truckload. Coming from a rather disadvantaged situation, it took her a while to come around, but she has learned to play and chew, and she is delightful.

A healthy diet is incredibly important. If you throw crap into the tank, the car isn’t going to run very well. If you don’t interact with them, even with ambient attention at the very least, they aren’t going to do as well.

So think about their welfare as your home business and treat them with the same regard and respect as you do your job or business. If you need to write up a schedule for their care, all the better. Taking notes on when you fed what, or when you need to begin sprouting again and keeping it on the fridge might be helpful. These are just some ideas I had. Do you keep notes or write a schedule that helps you better take care of your birds? If you do, I’d love to hear about it.

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