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

October Vegetables For Your Flock Coming Into Season

Feeding your companion bird what is fresh and in season is surely a way to please the feathered set. This is when the flavor and freshness of food is at its best. Autumn is the time where thoughts turn to... Continue Reading →

“Why Don’t You…”

Diana Vreeland was a legendary editor at Vogue Magazine for years. People thought she would never pass away and if she did, they'd just prop her up in the corner in the office somewhere and they would get divine inspiration from... Continue Reading →

Parrot Nation Returns

  Parrot Nation has been on hiatus for a while for various reasons. At first it was personal. Read the last few posts, especially Life Interrupted  and you'll get an eyeful of what happened in my life the last couple of... Continue Reading →

Mornings: Prior Planning Is Key

I wrote a piece at birds.about.com about getting going in the morning when you have a flock of birds. It can be tough. But planning things the night before can make this task easier.

Why Do People Call Them “Starter Birds?

I'll never understand it. Never. I wrote a piece about this very subject at About.com and ranted a little bit about this. It makes me uncomfortable that people think smaller birds are somehow "experimental" in nature and that they are... Continue Reading →

My Disappearance

I had to step away from Parrot Nation for a while due to many other obligations with my writing. I was hired by Bird Channel to write a weekly blog called, "Psittacine Cuisine" which took quite a bit of doing... Continue Reading →

“Birdie Biscotti?” Why Not?

I've written quite a bit about Chop of course. "The Chop Concept" took off like a kite and flocks all over the world are eating better. And that's very cool. It makes me feel good to have helped put this... Continue Reading →

Hell. And Back.

Parker and Bill. He lounges a while before getting up. I hit a snag and had to delete the original posting of this piece. Here it is in its entirety.    I've had a tough year. And the last 4... Continue Reading →

A Pause for a Cause

This is Terri Holt with her sister. Teri lost her sister to breast cancer. "After losing her sister to breast cancer in 1999, a routine mammogram screening revealed a small tumor in the milk duct of the breast. Without thinking... Continue Reading →

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