Scares and Laughs – Life with Parrots

I had a slightly alarming moment a few nights ago. Ptak, my parrotlet, was contentedly sitting on my shoulder as I wrote. I use a ballpoint pen (that fact is important) in a journal to make notes and jot down the things I need to do. As I began to write, I heard Ptak make a repetitive clicking noise... Continue Reading →

The Mavi Chronicles: ‘I Love You, but I Want to Bite You.’

My Senegal parrot has always had anger problems. If something is wrong in his life, he takes that out on me, and if I'm not around, it's the nearest person or toy. Recently, my poor boy is feeling very... ahem... unstable about the move overseas, quarantine, and probably the time when I left him alone with O. beforehand.... Continue Reading →

How to Safely Medicate a Parrot

Since coming home, my poor parrotlet has just not been himself. I put it down to the stress of a new home, quarantine, and the big move, and gave him time to settle. Six weeks in, however, and things were still 'off.' I couldn't quite put my finger on it. But something was up. Appetite:... Continue Reading →

Living with Parrots (from a Non-Bird Person’s Perspective)

What is life like with a parrot, you ask, maybe even from the perspective of someone who doesn't own the bird? It’s a question that many people want to know – for good reason. After all, these animals have a reputation for being difficult to live with due to their noise, mess-making capacity, and rampaging... Continue Reading →

Evidence of an Issue: Parrots as Pets.

With spring so tantalisingly close, I couldn't resist taking the birds out in their carriers for some sunshine today. It was divine, but the warm weather and lengthening days both come with a catch. Hormones are in full blast at this household - and at many others besides. With work on my flock's diet, things are manageable, but it's not an... Continue Reading →

15 Ways Owning a Parrot is Like Having a Forever-Toddler.

I often hear that owning parrots is like bringing a toddler into your house - for life - and I feel like it's true. I don't have kids myself, but I asked some friends and family who have been through the terrible twos... and they agree. There is a reason some people choose to call... Continue Reading →

The Big Trip: Getting My Birds Out of Quarantine.

This entire process has been a complete nightmare, but it has been made easier by some lovely people who were very patient and understanding. And it's over now! I have to thank Leslie at Animal Couriers, who made sure they got here after everything was said and done (and for all her advice); Howard Haas,... Continue Reading →

Project Love: Toys for Parrot Rescues.

I keep meaning to mention Project Love on the Parrots' Workshop. This is a fundraising drive for three amazing rescues, one of which is the Island Parrot Sanctuary (TIPS) - where our umbrella cockatoo, Bobo, now happily resides. He is doing incredibly well, and has been described as a completely different bird! TIPS gives 80+... Continue Reading →

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