Phoenix Landing Wellness Retreat 2014

May

7

2014

The Phoenix Landing Wellness Retreat happened this past weekend, spanning the 3rd and 4th of May, with a kickoff happening Friday the 2nd. It was a fantastic follow up to the first Wellness Retreat that happened almost two years ago. The attendance more than doubled, the speakers were awesome, and the...

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Bird People and the Internet

Sep

7

2013

The avian community is full of passionate, creative, and enthusiastic individuals. While a large majority of us congregate online in various Facebook groups, forums, and groups, bird groups still exist in local real time communities. Sometimes logging into Facebook and reading over the latest bird news...

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Belated New Year Musings

Jan

23

2013

So I realize that as I write this, the first month of the new year has almost passed. With everything that happened in 2012, I feel like I am running three months behind in every aspect of 2013 so far! With the new year comes our will to do something new, something exciting, self fulfilling, or something...

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IAABC Question & Answer: Caiques

Dec

18

2012

Last night I had the pleasure of guest speaking on a live chat for the International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants  (IAABC). I spent an hour chatting with other caique – and some non caique- owners about common behavioral problems, and answering a myriad of questions. The following...

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Phoenix Landing 2012 Wellness Retreat Overview

Nov

2

2012

Hello readers! I’ve gotten rather behind in blogging and am trying to catch up. To start things off, I wanted to give everyone who was unable to attend the Phoenix Landing Wellness Retreat an inside look at what it was like. The retreat was on October 20th and 21st, 2012, and was a total of 17...

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Life With Alex: The Movie

Sep

10

2012

“Life with Alex,” DVD to be Released in September Grey Parrot Studios is proud to announce the upcoming release of its new movie, “Life with Alex.” Produced in association with The Alex Foundation, created by long-term Pepperberg lab manager Arlene Levin-Rowe, and directed by Emily Wick, this...

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Learning from Mercy

Aug

27

2012

This article originally appeared in Good Bird Magazine, Fall of 2008 edition. It was published under my maiden name, Emily Gough.  Mercy came into our lives as quickly as she left. A red tailed grey sixteen years young, she was displaced for the second time in her life when we got the call. From the...

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Age Ain’t Nothing But A Number

Jul

25

2012

I’m sure we’ve all heard that saying at one time or another. Most of the time, it seems this saying applies to those who are ‘young at heart’, while on rare occasions it can refer to the younger person with that ‘old soul’. In our society today, age is becoming more...

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Did you know about Pumpkin Seed?

Jul

18

2012

I don’t know about you guys, but hormones are running rampant here at my house. The weather has been oddly spring-like lately, with hot weather one minute, and thunderstorms the next. My female cockatoo is acting extremely nest-y, and all the birds are molting to boot. Nothing better then a houseful...

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