Monthly Archives: January 2012

Jackpot!

Archie’s awesomeness continues to expand, and I’m not ashamed to publicly admit that I am approximately 100,000% head over in heels in love with this bird.  Since I last wrote about him, Chuck has been faithfully purveying pistachios to all … Continue reading

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January 2012 Pets of the Month: Oscu and Dan Dan

And now, finally, a blog entry about something other than Archie!  I know, I know.  You thought it’d never come.  I am bringing back my old tradition of featuring one client’s pet(s) every month, and I’m starting off with long-time … Continue reading

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Trouble in Paradise

I knew it!  No bird can be as perfect as Archie initially seemed!  He *does* have a flaw!  The rest of us can now breathe easier knowing that we do not, in fact, have to strive to some seemingly impossible … Continue reading

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Nevermind. Forget what I said earlier.

Today I have re-learned a lesson that I’ve learned before and should have already known.  Namely: take a pet’s history with a grain of salt. I had been told by Archie’s previous owner that he was afraid to come out … Continue reading

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This is Archie coughing and hocking up loogies.

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He’s a fast learner!

Archie has been here for three days now, and he’s already made enormous progress.  I haven’t yet tried to open the cage door because I first wanted him to get settled in, get used to us and comfortable with us, … Continue reading

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Meet Archibald Felix Strong…

…Otherwise known as Archie.  Archie is a 22 year old Hawkheaded Parrot.  I’ve always wanted a Hawkhead, but since I regularly get birds from people, it doesn’t really make sense to go out and buy one.  So last week when … Continue reading

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