Parrot Nation

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

2013: “Ashes, Ashes, We All Fall Down”

I found this here: Ring We all played "Ring Around the Rosy" when we were kids. "Ring around the rosy, pocket full of posies, ashes, ashes, we all fall down." You can hear it here. However, until you know... Continue Reading →

Writing From the Trenches: Guest Blogger Bonnie Grafton

Life runs fast and mean in this town.                                                             -Hunter S.... Continue Reading →

Things I Don’t Understand: Tupperware Management

The things I ponder. Sometimes I discuss them with Parker... I was straightening out the cabinet that contains, among other items, my Tupperware. Now this sounds like a mundane job one does now and then, but when you have them... Continue Reading →

A Brief History Of A Revolution

Thanks Su! I've been writing about the Chop Concept for almost five years and it seems that this method of feeding your birds has not only picked up speed, it is becoming the way of feeding flocks in households all over... Continue Reading →

Gettin’ Jiggy With It

How can you be creative with your flock's diet? How can you change up your routine and keep things fresh not only for you, but for your birds? Robin Shewokis would call this enrichment.  My friend Melissa calls them "Condiments."... Continue Reading →

“Fall-Back Autumn Chop”

It's Autumn. Time for the root vegetables, squashes and pumpkins. The reason I call this version, "Fall Back Autumn Chop" is because we made it on Saturday, the 2nd of November, the day everyone turns the clocks back one hour.... Continue Reading →

Chopping the Exotic

I'm getting ready to do a pretty big batch of Chop this coming weekend. So I have to do a little shopping. I discovered a little store a couple of miles away from me called the World Market. One day... Continue Reading →

The Raw and the Cooked

Photo courtesy of Janet Holt Hilton I've been pondering other options for feeding our flocks aside from the Chop Concept and Grain Bake.  One of the concerns I've had was ensuring the bioavailability of certain nutrients. Feeding raw vegetables is... Continue Reading →

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 →

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