Smoke filtering plants safe for parrots

I have a problem with smokers where I live. I’m finding that my garden, now that it’s grown in, is filtering some of the smoke that normally comes through my windows. Claire’s outside cage in is the garden and when she is in it, I struggle with protecting her from the smoke of neighbors. I’ve…

The film that changed my life

I watched the PBS Nature Series documentary film Parrot Confidential on Netflix in January 2015. I cried through most of it and found my heart leaping into action. At that time, I had Claire for two years and she had become the heartbeat outside my body, my strength and my reason to take better care…

Protecting your parrot from raptors

I was on a popular thread today that made a false claims that hawks are not frequent predators of flighted birds, that small birds can kill a hawk and that parrot companions shouldn’t be concerned. In our area of Southern California, Red Tailed Hawks among others have a taste for pigeons and doves. Parrots left…

Nest Success

We have success! I’m so proud of her! I was getting worried that she hadn’t laid her egg and realized that although she had accepted the crate, she couldn’t stretch out and get comfortable in it. I replaced it with this under-bed box and voila! She will likely lay 2 more a couple of days…

Lap Preen Health Check

When Claire’s preening on my lap I do a little health check on her. 🦜Ears🦜Preening Gland🦜Vent🦜Nares If there is any buildup on any area, a warm shower usually does the trick, as well as increased Vitamins A, D, C and calcium, which can be found in the following sources: 🌞 Sunshine – D🥚 Eggs with…

Getting Better at Nesting

This little fid is officially nesting and expecting eggs. I decided to stop chasing the problem and find a solution. I’m grateful that she’s accepted her carrier (which is a dog crate) in the bathtub as a nesting place. I’m joyous and relieved because this solves so many problems for us and she is now…

6 minute birdie bread

We have another winner! 6 minute microwave birdie bread. Recipe in images below. 💕🤗 #macawdiet #healthyeats #macawlife #parrotlife #parrotlove #parrotsofinstagram #birdfood #healthypetfood #homecookingisthebest #macawsofinstagram #rescuebirds #rescuepets #recipeshare @ Ventura, California

New Java Tree Perch

Claire loves her new Java tree perch and toys by the window. Thanks Rick rsetech.com for sharing TooBee’s toys with us. 🙏🏻💞🦜 #parrotlove #rescuebirds #java #parrottoys #macawsofinstagram #parrotlife #parrots #macaws #blueandgoldmacaw #blueandgold #bestlifenow #dailygratitude @ Ventura, California

World’s Fastest 1 Minute Birdie Banana Bread

I’m sharing with you my World’s Fastest 1 Minute Birdie Banana Bread! Pre-mix the dry ingredients & keep them on the shelf. Just add egg & fruit and microwave for 1 minute! I give Claire a whole egg with shell in this recipe 1-2xs per week. I use egg whites on alternate days to maintain…