June 2012 Bird Talk

May

18

2012

If you don’t already subscribe to Bird Talk magazine, or have your copy of the June 2012 edition… go to your local pet store and pick up a copy right now. I’ll love you forever if you do. Why, you ask? The feature story is written by yours truly! I had a blast writing it, and was truly...

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Avian Wellness Retreat

May

11

2012

I’m very excited to be attending an event put on by Phoenix Landing, called the Avian Wellness Retreat, happening later this year. OCTOBER 20-21, 2012 8:30-5:00 on Saturday; 9:00-5:00 on Sunday UNC-ASHEVILLE, NC A Weekend of Knowledge and Hands-On Training An amazing combination of teachers will...

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Humane Society Raid in Ohio Rescues 100 parrots

May

10

2012

Wings Over The Rainbow, a non-profit bird rescue that has had a physical presence for some time on Facebook, didn’t always sit well with a number of people. There were questions over birds care, and particularly, a cockatoo named Casey’s death. Now, people’s worst fears are confirmed...

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Lost Budgie Recites Address

May

3

2012

Originally posted on The Telegraph [box] Fumie Takahashi is reunited with her pet budgerigar in Sagamihara, Kanagawa Prefecture. The bird escaped from her house in the city early on April 29 and was returned to her on May 2 after telling the police its owner’s address, specifying the block and...

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The Nest Box

Apr

7

2012

When traveling, it is a habit of mine to hop on a computer and see if there is a bird specialty store in the area I am traveling to or from. When visiting Charleston South Carolina last week, I stopped by a store I had found online called The Nest Box. The Nest Box is located outside of Charleston in...

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The Charleston Chopettes

Mar

30

2012

Sometimes, I’m reminded of how much I absolutely love Facebook. Like this week – thanks to Facebook (and some great timing), I was able to take a trip to Charleston, SC, meet some wonderful people, and make an absolute crap-ton of fresh bird food. Tuesday (3.27.12)  I took a nice little...

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Executive Director of Bird Rescue Charged with 69 Counts of Animal Death

Mar

19

2012

It’s a shudder inducing title, isn’t it? A little background story: The Bailey Foundation is a nonprofit organization in Columbia, Maryland. According to their website, they have been around since 2004, and specialize in exotic bird rescue, providing a sanctuary for birds in need. They were...

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Make Your Own Laundry Detergent

Aug

26

2011

I found this cool recipe online and thought about trying it myself. Making your own laundry detergent can be extremely cost effective in the long run, and I like the idea of being able to do it myself without much effort. The recipe is extremely simple: Bar of soap Washing Soda Borax I purchased 3...

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Troy, Ohio Bird Rescue Situation

Aug

10

2011

If you haven’t already heard, there is a huge rescue situation happening in Troy, Ohio. The following is an article from UPI.com TROY, Ohio, Aug. 8 (UPI) — A veterinarian is asking for help in removing as many as 60 exotic birds from a condemned house in Troy, Ohio, they say are being mistreated. Daniel...

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Full Spectrum Lighting

Jul

11

2011

  Recently, I’ve been re-examining the way I provide my birds with full spectrum light. According to research I’ve been doing, full spectrum tube lighting is more beneficial then compact fluorescent lights (CFL’s). With the recent full spectrum light movement in the avian world,...

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