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 Manzanita Perch

Claire loves her new manzanita perch and toys by the window. Thanks Rick rsetech.com for sharing TooBee’s toys with us. 🙏🏻💞🦜 #parrotlove #rescuebirds #manzanitas #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

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 ❤️