Parrots need sunlight. It has been instrumental in the healing of our umbrella cockatoo, Bobo, since he went to live at the Island Parrot Sanctuary in Scotland (and for the mental and physical recovery of all parrots there), and it has helped my birds, too, although they are not emotionally traumatised as Bobo was. If... Continue Reading →
Puffy is a beautiful, good-natured, and loving greater sulfer crested cockatoo who has had a devastating accident. Her health from her past wasn't good - she had serious internal damage from the bad diet she was fed before being re-homed - but it is and was slowly improving. Unfortunately, however, this sulfur-crested cockatoo had a... Continue Reading →
If you've been keeping up with my blog, you know of my hopes of founding a parrot sanctuary here in the states. Well... I got interviewed about it. 😀 They got some facts quite wrong (e.g. Bobo and Mishka got swapped there), but the paper got the gist of it, and that's what matters.Because it... Continue Reading →
I apologise for being so horribly, horribly lax with my posts - I've been a bit glum, I admit, as I'm leaving Scotland very soon. Didn't want to moan too much. I have lots of posts to come, and will of course finish my blog challenge! In the meantime, enjoy a clip of our Bobo... Continue Reading →
Cockatoos are dangerous. I'm here to try and convince you not to buy one. Or buy any parrot, that is. I wish everyone could go to an avian rescue and see the inhabitants there. I wish also that everyone could see the Island Parrot Sanctuary and meet parrots who cannot live with people, through no... Continue Reading →
Please, do not buy parrots. I will let a few images speak for themselves: You can find more photos from the Sanctuary here and here.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vlvx4O-WF4A I talk about mytoos.com a lot, especially since Bobo's come home. Let's just say that I knew from reading that site that it's no easy path with a 'too in the house. I feel it's a message worth repeating again and again. And, okay, 'not an easy path' is a huge understatement. It is... Continue Reading →
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=syVoclCHpZE The video is Bobo doing his strut for the camera yesterday. I was re-watching it today, and it made me laugh a little when I heard his feet go clickety-clack on our wood floor. You just can't watch it without smiling at least a bit! Well, my laugh cued the birds' laughter. Ever since... Continue Reading →