Fire Danger “Hot”

There was a wildfire near our home last week.  When we came home in the afternoon, the air was visibly smokey.  Claire became unsettled and started biting me. I tapped her beak and said, “No, use your words.” She paused for a minute, looked at me and said, “hot.” ❤️🔥🌫 I taught her hot because…

Shower Time

When Claire’s goes through a heavy molt & it’s warm outside, she climbs in the shower about once a week. And she loves it!

Hormonal Bitey Macaw!

This is why I’m protective of macaws. They bite!!! There are few people who can handle this with love. If you love and work with macaws, biting is and will always be an element of their communication, especially on hormone days!

Mom’s shopping pal

We like Target and we’re getting comfortable using the elevator “Box”. (Always disinfect basket with wipes first)

Did you ever wonder how feathers grow?

Birds molt their feathers throughout the year in sequential order, so that they always have warmth, protection, but most of all, flying capabilities.  When a new feather comes in, it has a soft sheath around it with a vein and nerve to aid in growth.  These growing “blood feathers” are very sensitive.  They also cause…