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


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Rockin’ Chop in Charleston

Not my carry-ons... I have next week off. Not that I didn't pay for it with a mind-bending schedule of flying one hell of a lot in order to align these days off. It was just a lot of trip-trading... Continue Reading →

Looking Ahead to “Much More”

Janet's Portuguese Water Dogs Looking Ahead We're wrapping up what I referred to in an earlier post, "An Eventful Year." Yes it was. And not just for me, but for the Avian Community and the world. Not all of it... Continue Reading →

Busy With “Busyness”

My incredibly good friend Lynn and I on the jumpseat headed for Caracas Oy! I've been meaning to post again for a week now, but I've had my hands full. I've been doing a lot of flying. It's all been... Continue Reading →


Why am I such a freak about diet? Well, let me explain something. You can take your bird to the Vet 90 times a year, but until you make sure their diet is healthy, no Vet is going to be... Continue Reading →

Bob’s Chop: The Latest “Chop Revolutionary”

Bob's Chop! Gorgeous! Robert is a bird person in a big way. What I mean by that is that he has big birds. Here is Bob's bio that he wrote and sent along to me for the post: "Robert is... Continue Reading →


Luxury Aracari  (Photo by Lynne Scott Watts) Most birds are a luxury companion animal. They’re usually expensive. (If you don’t get one for free or at little cost in an adoption situation.) They’re pretty expensive to keep. (If you don’t ... Continue Reading →

A Schmear

People occasionally ask me how they can get their parrots to eat something that’s  good for them when their parrots look at them as though they were serving them strychnine. I always tell them the same thing. The answer lies... Continue Reading →

Dialing, Reel-to-Reel,and Typewriters (A Rant Against the All-Seed Diet For Parrots)

This website has this image: The Old Telephone Company I’m showing my age. I remember all of these. And if you don’t know what I’m referring to, you are younger than me. I used to dial phones because that’s what everybody... Continue Reading →

“Teenie Weenie Beanies- The Video

I did a "quick and dirty" version of my cooked bean mix for my birds. I wanted to make them today and I had to go to the store for beans so rather than soak them overnight, I did a... Continue Reading →

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