Saving wild scarlet macaws through conservation research.
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 →
*According to my personal opinion highly in-depth research. Cough. Actually, I stumbled across an article called Problem Solving Parrots, which begins to suggest that parrotlets are highly intelligent (though owners don't need scientists to tell us that). Certainly they more than held their ground against cockatoos, lorikeets, and green-winged macaws. Indeed, the spectacled parrotlets of the study were... Continue Reading →
I needn't have worried about working with Mavi's wings! After three sessions of training - about 10 minutes each, max - I am now able to put my fingers under his wings, either hand on either side, and lift them up. We're not quite there yet, but he has made enormous progress. I started by setting... Continue Reading →
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jfD6-pcEAFY&feature=youtu.be Maverick the Senegal says his name for the camera... Wee parrotlet Ptak is the chattiest of all our flock; Mishka, the cockatiel, doesn't talk much - save for a rather evil impression of my laugh and an iPhone camera shutter noise. Mavi does say a few things, currently, but his forte is in mimicking... Continue Reading →
Alternatively titled 'a bunch of parrot facts.' I'm, er, kind of bird obsessed. You might have noticed. I enjoy reading about all things feathered, but most especially parrots - and you can imagine that David Attenborough's Life of Birds is just about my favourite documentary ever, as much as I enjoy them all. Here are a few... Continue Reading →
As the start of the new school year looms on the horizon, I mentally brace myself for the upcoming challenge. Sometimes - though not often - I seriously wish I could go work in something other than music. Sure, I love it. I love playing viola. But I love it a lot less at the end of... Continue Reading →