Scattered Thoughts.

Warning: Health (and health-care) rant! If you don't care for those, you can just skip to the photos at the bottom. Lesser-known fact, I have issues with sleep. Chronic exhaustion has been my lifelong companion. Some of my earliest memories are of being literally dragged out of bed by my mum because it was well... Continue Reading →

Dealing With a Hormonal Cockatoo and His Bites.

I got Bobo out on my own today, and everything was going okay up until a point. We had been playing some relatively low-energy games and dancing/singing a bit, and I sat down on the couch. Of course Bobo had to join. I started to slowly realise that he was nesting in the fleece blanket... Continue Reading →

Parrots Bring Laughter to Your Home. 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 →

Escape Artist Parrot.

I caught Bobo levering open the top of his cage today and kind of... whackamoled him back in. To be fair, I was far gentler than my choice of so-called 'verb' suggests, but I did usher him back down with some sense of urgency! I've ended up padlocking it shut, much to Bobo's dismay. He... Continue Reading →

Strange Moment of the Day.

Strange moment of the day: Pip, our canary, was so excited about breakfast that she dove under my fingers as I was pouring the seeds from my palm. Her head was touching me - a big no-no in her book; she is a strictly hands-off bird - and she merrily ate away. It was only when I... Continue Reading →

Feather Tattoos.

I have had one tattoo for years, a treble/bass heart-shape. It's not unique or anything, but I think it's cute (and small, meaningful, yet inoffensive and concealable) and have no regrets about stamping it permanently on my foot! They say that tattooing is addictive, and maybe it is. I enjoy them as an art form.... Continue Reading →

Learning About my Pet Parrots.

I learn something new about the birds each week, if not each day. For instance, this past week, I've learnt a number of things about each: Mishka likes to stare out the bedroom window. She'll do it for hours on end, singing at anyone who walks past. Maverick LOVES pistachios. He also has a Yoshi... Continue Reading →

Feeding Parrots – The Importance of Good Diet.

One of the most important things you can offer your parrot  is a good diet. This includes, of course, quality fresh fruit and veg, amongst other things. A purely seed-only diet is not suitable for any bird, and is, in fact, akin to giving them sweets or chocolate for every meal. You should have a... Continue Reading →

The Great Deception.

Today, I deceived Ptak. Pip, Mavi, and Mishka, you see, are excellent eaters. They eat what's put in front of them, when it's served. This afternoon, they dined on baby corn, peas, kale, and rasberries. Mavi had to get his out of a foraging toy. They finished every last bite of theirs (what was flung... Continue Reading →

Where Does a Ptak Bird Live?

Today, I had a hit on my blog from Google that made me look twice: Dear mysterious person of the Google search: He lives in Scotland. However, my Ptak bird is probably not the Ptak bird you seek. I am also disinclined to share him. I wish you all the best in finding your own.... Continue Reading →

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