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Introducing My 5 Budgies

 February 1st, 2015
Posted By:
Monique
Male green budgie, Robin.

Male green budgie, Robin.

Not sure how all of this happened, a year ago I remember saying I like budgies and would like one of my own…somehow I ended up with 5. First there was Snowball and Robin, two males with a complicated relationship. They were aviary bred and raised birds but bought as pets about 6 months before I adopted them. Life in a small cage and a human trying to handle them wasn’t something they adjusted to easily…or at all really.

In my …

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How To Avoid Burning Out On Parrot Chores

 January 25th, 2015
Posted By:
Patty
Hyacinth macaw

Hyacinth macaw

If a non-bird owner were to approach one of us and ask for an honest assessment of life with a parrot, many of us would quickly point out the amount of work involved in parrot ownership. It always comes as a big surprise to those unaware – after all, “how much trouble can a small, caged animal be?” But those who impulse buy a parrot are usually in for the surprise of a lifetime. And when I say lifetime, I mean lifetime. Many bird …

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Why I Keep All Of My Birds Flighted

 January 18th, 2015
Posted By:
Monique
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Camelot macaw, Comet, on a free flight trip.

Generally I tend to avoid the topic of wing clipping, we all know how heated these discussions can get, however I personally can’t see myself ever clipping or allowing anyone near my birds’ wings! Birds fly, I accepted that way before I even set foot into parrot “ownership”. I think everyone would agree when I say that there are very few things as beautiful as a bird in flight. Those colorful flight feathers and skilled graceful movements are more …

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Do We (Unintentionally) Limit Our Birds’ Happiness?

 January 11th, 2015
Posted By:
Patty
Umbrella cockatoo (and me)

Umbrella cockatoo (and me)

Let’s face it. Being the self-appointed guardian of a non-human loved one is a big responsibility which requires us to keep continuously educated with current information so that we can properly provide for their every need and keep them healthy and safe. That is, after all, the job we signed on for.

It is daunting when you think about. The internet is filled with warnings and scary possibilities. There seems to be no end to the barrage of things that could …

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New Year’s Resolutions

 January 8th, 2015
Posted By:
Mel
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When Wildlife Rescue goes right! 3 baby Tawny Frogmouths at a carer’s house cuddling up to a feather duster.

 

2014 was a difficult year for me personally. More than once, I’ve found myself wondering why I put myself out there for animal rescue work? Some cases just break your heart, particularly if they’re due to something as fundamentally wrong as a human intentionally inflicting pain. I saw things last year that make it hard for me to sleep at night. There’s a reason I …

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Remembering Toeksie, My Sun Conure

 January 4th, 2015
Posted By:
Monique
Toeksie

Toeksie

Okay so this probably won’t be the easiest post to write, can’t say I’m all that excited about this one but thought it was about time that I write a little something about Toeksie my female Sun Conure. She came into my life two years ago somewhat unexpectedly. January 28th, 2013 I went to a local pet store to kill some time while waiting for a friend, I wasn’t looking to buy…well, anything really. I already scheduled an appointment with a local breeder to go …

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