Monthly Archives: April 2013

Reducing hormonal behaviors in parrots.

Well, it’s springtime, which means that love is in the air for a lot of companion parrots. I actually wrote a version of this article a long time ago for a companion parrot group online that I moderate, but since … Continue reading

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Meet Copper

I first met Copper at my partner’s and my first date.  Of course I noticed the dog first, and thought he was just about the cutest thing I’d ever seen.  It was only several seconds later that I remembered that … Continue reading

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Meet Witchie

Witchie is the only animal in this house who has never known hardship or deprivation.  Born to a cat who was owned by a friend of my partner’s, she was given to him when she was a young adult, and … Continue reading

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Meet Lola

Lola is my one and only family member who started off as a foster and ended up being adopted.  She came to me because she had been adopted and returned to Austin Pets Alive four times in two years, and … Continue reading

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Meet Ernie

Ernie, just… you know… hanging around. Ernie is a 13 year old Bronze Winged Pionus who came to me in August 2010.  He’s the only bird I’ve gotten who kept his old name, because he came from a family who … Continue reading

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Meet Zuma

Zuma, playing it coy. Zuma is a 18 year old Brown Headed Parrot who came to me in May 2010.  He was in pretty bad shape when I picked him up: so hypocalcaemic that he had a neurological twitch and … Continue reading

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Meet Yodit

Yodit, doing her top three favorite things. Yodit is a 4 year old Red Bellied Parrot that I also got from Scott at Old World Aviaries, back in May 2009.  I got her because she had been missing an eye since … Continue reading

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