Difference Between a Parrotlet and a Budgie (or Parakeet).

There is a big difference between parrotlets and parakeets - more commonly known as Budgerigars, or budgies. First, it's important to note that 'parakeet' refers to a wide range of parrots from around the world. The word itself means simply, 'long tail.' There are many types of parakeets, and yes, budgies are one species of... Continue Reading →

Breed Vs. Species.

What's the difference between breeds and species? Parrots and other birds have individual species; dogs and cats have breeds within their canine and feline species. But what's the real definition of the two, and why are parrots referred to as belonging only to a 'species'? The words 'breed' and 'species' refer to two different things: Animal husbandry and... Continue Reading →

Merry Christmas!

Happy holidays from a very silly Senegal Parrot! I'm very glad that I started a blog over one year ago.  

Somewhat-Wordy Wednesday.

These have been done for a Facebook contest. Feel free to share, as this is such an important message at this time of year. Please, don't give parrots or other animals as gifts this season.

Scales and Tails Photo Shoot.

I did a photo shoot today at Cunningham Falls State Park. It was a lovely morning, good light, and I got some nice shots of the owls and (other) raptors that the wildlife rehabilitation centre allowed us to photograph. These birds are all unable to return to the wild. The rehabilitation centre works to provide... Continue Reading →

Fundraising – and a thank you.

I have to give a heart-felt thank you to the people who have donated, re-blogged, or shared my post since last night. You brought the biggest smile to my face. I actually don't have words for how touched I am. I'll put my email towards the bottom of this post, and if you've donated, or choose... Continue Reading →

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