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


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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 →

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 →

Preparing Yourself For Getting a Bird

Preparing Yourself For Getting a Bird (Inspired by Amy Lawrence) Thinking about getting your first bird? This thirteen-step guide will emotionally and physically prepare you for what it’s like to live with one. If you follow this, you will have... Continue Reading →

Can You Pass the “Parrot Household Interview?”

In this time of duking it out for positions in a tight job market and the increase of applications that need processing,  companies have turned to outside resourcing to assist them in shuffling through all of the applications getting thrown... Continue Reading →

This is Not a “Mommy Blog,” But At Least Their Kids Grow Up

I've been doing some research on blogging, popular blogs, and the ever-popular "Mommy Blog." This "Mommy Blog" subject seems to be the type of blog that's the most popular and gets the most traffic. "Dooce," and "Pioneer Woman," seem to lead... Continue Reading →

Chop. Shot By Shot

My friend Lisa and I shot a video demonstration of how to make "Chop." Many of my "Bleaders," (Blog Readers)  wanted more detail on the process, so here you go! I hope you get a kick out of it 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 →

Andean Condor

I happened to be walking by the Andean Condor enclosure and saw this. According to Steve, this male Condor is most likely engaging in "Thermoregulation." He's regulating his body temperature by spreading his wings out in the sun:

The Chop Blog

Well, I told you I'd be calling this the "Chop Blog" if the hits and questions kept coming! I asked some of my Readers if they would be so kind to send me some of their photos and thoughts on... Continue Reading →

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