Parrot Nation

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


Parker the Grey

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 →


This fantastic ad is for the Anagram Bookshop in Prague, Czech Republic I realize I keep nattering on about how I want to keep learning.  And I do. At least I try to. Every time I choose to read a... Continue Reading →

Email From Parker #10: “Potty Beak”

From: Parker To: Patricia Sund Sent: Monday, July 30, 2012 6:45 AM Subject: email from Parker Hey.     To: Parker From: Patricia Sund Sent: Monday, July 30, 2012 6:45 AM Subject: Re: email from Parker What? From: Parker To: Patricia Sund Sent: Monday, July 30, 2012 6:45 AM... Continue Reading →

Getting It Together for Chopalooza

The last few days I've been preparing for Parrot Nation's Chopalooza!- The 2012 Tour. The event is to raise funds for Florida Parrot Rescue. Crazy idea, I know, but it seems to be coming together. I get a weird idea and... Continue Reading →

Email From Parker #1

  From: Parker To: Patricia Sund Sent: Wednesday, April 19, 2012 9:44 AM Subject: email from Parker Hi. Umm, I know how to pull something into my cage. But how do I shove something back out of my cage?   From:... Continue Reading →

Fine Dining

Grainy photo, but you get the point. What is fine dining to a parrot? No, this is not a rhetorical question. I’m really asking. I think fine dining  for a parrot is, or should be something that is not only... Continue Reading →

Avian Aerobics

Parker with his Girlfriend, Maria If you have parrots or birds of any sort, you probably know by now that it is not for the weak. I’m sure the uninitiated most likely think that keeping birds is a delicate hobby,... Continue Reading →

Parrot-Teacher Conference

I remember "Parent-Teacher" Conferences. My parents would dutifully dress up and go to my school to meet with my teacher of that year. Back then, it was a suit for my Father and a nice poly-blend shift for my Mother... Continue Reading →

Stuff Bird People Like #4: Taking Photos of Their Birds

Pamela Carter's Bird "Parker" I am sooo guilty of this! When Parker was a baby, I was shooting photos of him every time he so much as sprouted a new feather or even blinked. In my own defense, I knew... Continue Reading →

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