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…

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…

Safe for parrots

I found this great resource that discusses the safety of common foods, woods and plants for birds. Safeforparrots.com Excerpt: Browse the table of contents for information (based on research) about the safety or potential risks for parrots for various types of plants, foods, wood, household items and anything that a bird in captivity could come…

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!

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…