Favorite Secret Spot

We got some fresh air and a few pictures at our favorite secret spot before the wind picked up and Claire had to wear her shawl. The dolphins & a sea lion swam by too. #secretspot #tidepools #rockyshore #macawsofinstagram @absoluteandi Clairice Macaw #beachphotography #rescuebird #parrotlover #artistlife #dailyinspiration #colorsoflife #getoutside #walkonthebeach #splashofcolor #gratefuleveryday

Birdie Bread a la Microwave

I made birdie bread in the microwave! 😃 It’s so good, if I hadn’t tossed the eggshells in, I would eat it! Ingredients: oats, flax seeds, chia seeds, cinnamon, Nutriberries, dandelion greens, sweet potato, blueberries, 2 eggs with crushed shells, unsweetened almond milk, agave nectar, cinnamon apple sauce, dash of salt. Combine dry ingredients. In…

Activated Charcoal for Birds

Miss Clairice is starting out on another quiet day. Everything else is normal. She ate well yesterday, socialized, playfully hormonal at times, jealous as usual, poop looks fine… I did find some grommets on the shower curtain missing. She doesn’t seem depressed per se, but one of the symptoms of heavy metal poising is depression….

The time she flew…and talked about it!

Claire finished my sentence today. She sat on my shoulder while I told my neighbor the story of the time she flew. I explained how it happened within the first few days she was with me on a temporary basis. I didn’t know anything about macaws and was helping the family who had her because…

Online Art Exhibit, May 14-22

My pencil drawing, “Claire Looking for a Perch,” is in the Los Angeles Art Association/Gallery 825 Online Exhibition “Petite Works” May 14 – May 22, 2020. Laaa.org/new-products #onlineexhibition #pencildrawing #pencilsketch #laaa #laartist #emergingart #emergingartists #macawsofinstagram #blueandgoldmacaw #staysafestayhome #lookingforward #lookingahead Andischoenbaum.com

Happy Gotcha Day!

Happy gotcha day, Claire! 7 years together, my love.❤️❤️❤️ May 7, 2013 #gotchaday #gotchadayanniversary #rescuepets #rescueparrot #rescuebirds #macaws #macawsofinstagram #parrotsofinstagram #sheseverything #loveyou #tilltheendoftime #betterhalf #inspiration #lovedove @absoluteandi @ Ventura, California ❤️

Flock of Girls

Claire spends most of her days in her outside cage now that I’m working from home. She’s adopted the little girls in our complex, who play in the courtyard, as her flock. I noticed the other day when they were heading inside for dinner and bed, they all said goodnight to each other, Claire understood…

Tips for Hormone Days

Claire is HORMONAL! When she wakes up talking, screaming and pacing it’s one of those days! First thing on my agenda when I feel her hot cheeks is to give her a cool mist shower, either in the bathroom or on the patio. Then I feed her cool whole foods, raw if she will eat…

Chamomile for Hormones

How to calm your parrot’s hormones with chamomile tea. Recipe about halfway through the video.

Today’s Breakfast

Today’s breakfast. I haven’t posted Claire’s breakfast in a while because we were in a bit of a rut. I’ve been cooking more while #stayinghome and she was very cute when getting up this morning. First I offered her bowl with just the fruit, veggies, oats & seeds. Nope, not moving. I added the chicken…