How to Teach a Bird to Step Up.

How to teach your parrot to step up: If you need to teach your bird to step up - and many do need to be taught - this is straightforward enough. First, ignore the people who tell you to force it. The advice that suggests moving your hand rapidly towards a bird's lower belly can be severely harmful... Continue Reading →

Koko the Invisible.

Let's give blogging via the mobile app a try. I've found out today that Phoenix Landing Parrot Rescue has a seminar near where I live in Maryland on the 28th, so I'm going to go. Step one towards starting my own organisation, I guess! Maybe I can get involved in education through them - which... Continue Reading →

31 Day Bird Blogging Challenge – Day 1

I keep seeing lots of blogging challenge things circulating through WordPress, but they never quite fit what I blog about - the birds. So I made my own. It's not as fancy as the ones other people have made, but I just used Paint, haha. I figure having this will give me something easy to... Continue Reading →

Zoo Photo Shoot.

No, this post isn't what you might think. I'm mostly okay with zoos, at least the ones I've experienced. When the enclosures are enriched, spacious, and have private shelters for the animals, I think they are no bad thing! They can educate kids and adults alike, and besides, a lot of the animals were donated... Continue Reading →

It’s Seasonal.

I'm procrastinating a paper, so decided that instead of typing something up (which feels wrong, seeing as if I'm typing I should be doing it about Boulez and Debussy), I'd put up a series of photos. Theme: seasons. Everyone has to do a 'seasons' themed portfolio, right? Procrastination complete. But wait: Bonus.

Stealth Bird.

We put Mishka on the table beside us while we had a nap. This is what happened: And that, above, is what I saw when O. flicked on the light. Mishka pretended she'd started out there all along, and we went with it. It's best not to upset the creeper bird.

Silence is the Worst Thing a Parrot Owner Can Hear.

The most horrifying sound a bird owner can hear is the absence of noise. Silence. Nothing good ever came of silent parrots. Second to that is the sound of crunching paper. You probably know what it's like: It's fairly quiet, and you're already kind of listening up. It's then you hear a faint, tell-tale rustle. Whip around and look,... Continue Reading →

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