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…

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…

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…

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 ❤️