Parrot Nation

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


Rebecca K. O’Connor

Results of the “Words I Hate” Contest

The skies were dark this week as I received entry after entry of horrible words that unfortunately were so great it about killed me.  I painfully agonized, debated various attributes and tried to keep my own prejudices against certain words... Continue Reading →


I’m still trying to figure out my schedule or the coming year. I know I have to go to Chicago in April for the Midwest Bird Expo. I’m giving a demo on how to make “Chop” with a little help.... Continue Reading →

Christmas Hopes and Wishes

My friend Sandra's Niece with Parker I have many wishes, yet very few of them are for me. I like to think of wishes as hopes and dreams for the future. Many of these wishes I have are for my... Continue Reading →


Cindy the Purser and David with RFK Jr. Just when you think you’ve seen it all, something else happens to kick it up a notch. I was scheduled to fly to Guayaquil, Ecuador the other night out of Miami. There... Continue Reading →

Stuff Bird People Like #5: Books About Birds

God knows I have a ton of them: Books on African Greys, on behavior training, diet, stories about parrots, handbooks. You name it, I've probably seen it, own it or I've read it. And the hits just keep on coming.... Continue Reading →

“Lift” A Review

Disclaimer: I "know" Rebecca. I've never met her through traditional means, only through the virtual world of the internet. But we've emailed each other about this and that and exchange links to our blogs and often comment on each other's... Continue Reading →

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