Parrot Nation

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



Midwest Bird Expo: This One is a Keeper!

I just got an Email from Jason Crean, who I met at the Rocky Mountain Society of Aviculture in Denver... in November. (I love the sound of that...) Jason has this really great product he loves: it's tea for your... Continue Reading →

Moving an Emu

Mel the Emu got a new enclosure to hang out in. The Bird House Staff in collaboration with Wildlife Canyon and "Wings of Wonder" Bird Show Staff helped with Mel's move. Mel is one big bird!:

Morning Rounds With Steve

In the morning, a Keeper has to drive all over the zoo in a cart to feed the birds located all around the zoo. this is just part of those rounds:

Feeding Storks and Pelicans

I misspoke in this video referring to the Pelicans as "Penguins." I obviously know the difference but apparently my mouth got ahead of my brain. These are Pink Backed Pelicans and Saddle Billed Storks and Steve is giving them fish... Continue Reading →

Cruising is For the Birds!

      Got Parrots? Do a Cruise! This looks like it's going to be a blast! And it's a fund raising event for the World Parrot Trust! Sailing from Ft. Lauderdale on October 24, 2009 for 8 days   Returning... Continue Reading →

Back to the Birds!

I am very pleased and excited to report that I have been invited back to the Cincinnati Zoo once again. I’m not sure the word “invitation” is exactly the right word. Perhaps “ordered” back to the Zoo is more accurate.... Continue Reading →

Tidying up “Parrot Nation”

For the most part I don't write my Blog on paper and then transfer it to my laptop, but when I get a good idea, I will write it down in a notebook I keep in my purse for the... Continue Reading →

“BIRD TALK” Magazine: Home of “Memo to Parker and Pepper”

(photo credit: Kent Hammit) This is the photo used in my column in "Bird Talk" Magazine. The column, titled "Memo to Parker and Pepper" has now gone monthly according to an email from a "Parrot Nation" reader. This makes me... Continue Reading →

Facebook. An Incredible Phenomenon…

I'd heard of Facebook but didn't quite know what to think. I joined Facebook sometime in January from an invitation sent to me from a cyber friend. This cyber-friend actually has the same last name as me and had been... Continue Reading →

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