Smoke filtering plants safe for parrots

I have a problem with smokers where I live. I’m finding that my garden, now that it’s grown in, is filtering some of the smoke that normally comes through my windows. Claire’s outside cage in is the garden and when she is in it, I struggle with protecting her from the smoke of neighbors. I’ve…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Flock of Girls

Claire spends most of her days in her outside cage now that I’m working from home. She’s adopted the little girls in our complex, who play in the courtyard, as her flock. I noticed the other day when they were heading inside for dinner and bed, they all said goodnight to each other, Claire understood…

Hormonal Bitey Macaw!

This is why I’m protective of macaws. They bite!!! There are few people who can handle this with love. If you love and work with macaws, biting is and will always be an element of their communication, especially on hormone days!