Parrot Nation

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


Memo to Parker and Pepper

The Crush

My first Grey Parker has developed yet another crush. I never wrote about this issue in the Column, Memo to Parker and Pepper because I didn't quite know how to approach it. Parker has a terrible habit of developing crushes... Continue Reading →

Dinner With Irene

Irene's Signature Bracelets The Golden Cockatoo in Deerfield Beach, Florida, sponsored a fundraising weekend for Dr. Irene Pepperberg this weekend. ┬áLisa Bono who owns the "Platinum Parrot" in New Jersey flew down for the event and to help out. Irene,... Continue Reading →

Wipe Up

I waited 20 years to make an impulse purchase. I got a parrot. I bring the little guy home. I almost passed out on the way home thinking that what I did was the biggest mistake of my life. But... Continue Reading →

Parker Is Perfect…There Must be Something Wrong

Yesterday was a chilly, chilly day for south Florida. When I took Mattie out yesterday morning it was probably only about 40 degrees outside. Laughable for those of you in the frigid parts of the world, but nevertheless, this is... Continue Reading →

A Little Blog Here, a Little Blog There…

I vaguely remember why I began this blog. I was going to go to the Cincinnati Zoo to work as a "Guest Keeper" and I was writing about working at a zoo for my book in progress called you-know-what. (Yes,... Continue Reading →

Oh, The Places They’ll Go!

My birds are travelers. They enjoy going on"walkabouts" around our home. Occasionally, I have to do a" beak count" to make sure I have them accounted for. I'd do a roll call, but Parker is stubborn and keeps mum if... Continue Reading →

Sometimes It Rains

Yesterday, I had a Flight to San Juan. I had to be at the airport at eight a.m. for a nine a.m. departure. Out to San Juan, sit for a couple of hours and come back. Land about five and... Continue Reading →

Cookie the Little Penguin at the Cincinnati Zoo

I was going over some of my files and realized I never posted my video of Cookie the Little Penguin in the break room at the Cincinnati Zoo. I put it up at YouTube, but never posted it here. So... Continue Reading →

I Don’t Have Time For New Year’s Resolutions!

You might understand I have a lot going on. I fly about 25 hours of overtime a month. Obviously, I have parrots, (Which feels like another full time job. And if you're doing it right, it is.) and my dog... Continue Reading →

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