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 ❤️

Tips for Hormone Days

Claire is HORMONAL! When she wakes up talking, screaming and pacing it’s one of those days! First thing on my agenda when I feel her hot cheeks is to give her a cool mist shower, either in the bathroom or on the patio. Then I feed her cool whole foods, raw if she will eat…

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…

Swingtime

Claire finally figured out how to use her swing! Now I need to make it more secure!! #swinging #parrotsofinstagram #macawsofinstagram #funnyparrots

Words & Beak

It’s a common myth that parrot communication is limited to mimicking human language.  Claire learns words that help her or convey something that she cannot communicate effectively with natural vocalizations and beaking.  She particularly likes words with multiple meanings, that she can use with different intonations for a variety of messages.  I imagine that parrot…

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…

Fire Danger “Hot”

There was a wildfire near our home last week.  When we came home in the afternoon, the air was visibly smokey.  Claire became unsettled and started biting me. I tapped her beak and said, “No, use your words.” She paused for a minute, looked at me and said, “hot.” ❤️🔥🌫 I taught her hot because…