Category Archives: Enrichment

My recipe for chop’n’freeze

At the request of some folks on Facebook, I’m posting my recipe for chop’n’freeze.  It varies based on seasonal availability and, to some extent, my whim.  However, there is a method to the madness and a certain amount of infrastructure. … Continue reading

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Three of the birds foraging on their playgym.

I have way to much to be doing today to justify farting around on the internet, but these guys were being so cute on their playgyms that I couldn’t resist shooting a few minutes of video and posting it.  So … 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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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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How to make cheap and easy foraging toys at home.

I’ve had lots of people lately ask me how to make foraging toys for their birds out of products you can find at home.   It’s taken me a while to get around to doing it, but I give you now … Continue reading

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