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

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