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…

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