Many people often ask the question: Should we go with a baby bird, or look for an older bird who needs a new home? Hubby and I have done both; each experience was fulfilling in its own way. The biggest benefit to a baby bird is that it allows you to learn to handle your parrot without … More Rehomes – The Way to Go
Dear New Parrot, Wow, this must be a scary transition, huh? Everything you have ever known has totally shifted; baby or adult, this is a new chapter in your life, so I suspect you must be feeling really uneasy. You probably miss your person, no matter how poorly that person treated you–you probably don’t know … More An open letter to my new parrot.
Well, it’s day two here at the Pampered Flock. Things are going pretty well! The only way they could be better is if we had a repeat of Louie, who came up, snuggled right up to us, and immediately commenced settling in quite happily. Vi (as we are now calling her) seems pretty happy, like … More Day Two: Venturing Out of the Cage
…And I want to rename her “Viola”, even though she knows her name and a chorus of “Hi Louie!” and “Hi Waddles!” is echoing back and forth between my main floor and my basement. We met Samantha (the grey) as well, but the other woman decided to brave her fears and take her home. It’s … More Waddles has arrived!
Hubby says this episode of our bird-owning lives is like the plot twist in a reality television show–something deliberately messed up to keep the viewer interested. Hurray? So. Hubby is a teacher who knows a teacher who has a friend who knows a friend who has decided that she would rather put down her twenty-year-old … More The Pampered Flock is going to get a little larger and a little less pampered.
I now understand why Karen (the former owner of the bird shop where I volunteer) told me to keep my budgies in separate cages where they can’t hear each other. Flock Mentality: It’s A Thing. Qtip (our cockatiel) came to us knowing the “Imperial March” and “Zippity Doo Da”. Sure, he’d get stuck on the four … More Flock Mentality – The Pull of other Parrots & Whistle Training
Collecting birds is kind of like eating chips. One simply isn’t enough. Nor is two… or three… or five. Five? Five is enough, unless you want to dedicate your entire life to maintenance and clean-up. Which I don’t. Only most of my day. 😉 Ours started with a budgie. Meet Roosevelt Polk Kennedy: the lead … More It starts with one…