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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Purina Garden Goodness

Nov

27

2012

Purina  has recently expanded their product line, and has introduced a line of bird food for pet birds. These new foods are known as the Purina Garden Recipes, and cater to all sizes of pet birds, from finches to macaws. I picked up a bag of the Parrots and Large Conure Diet at my local PetSmart and...

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Bubba & The Sweet Pea

Nov

17

2012

A new book is out, titled Bubba & The Sweet Pea. This beautifully illustrated childrens’ book tells the tale of Bubba, a cockatoo with the disease known as Psittacine Beak and Feather Disease (PBFD). Bubba’s loving owner, Gladys Boutros, retells Bubba’s journey in a heart warming...

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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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Parrot Care Basics

Sep

26

2012

This is an article that appeared in the July 2012 issue of an Asheville Pet Publication called Pet Gazette Parrots require more care than many people know. So if you are thinking of getting one, or already own a new parrot, be sure you grasp the fundamentals of pet parrot care. Housing. Your feathered...

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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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My College Tuition Was Paid by a Bird Breeder

Aug

15

2012

I try to play nice. To the best of my ability, I always try to see both sides of any story (although being human, at times I often fail miserably). When it comes to arguments or disagreements, I do my best to stick to facts, stay civil, and hear or read what the other side is saying. I feel like my communication...

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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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