The Lonely Parrot

Jan

30

2013

I love books. I am constantly keeping an eye out for new reading material. One thing I collect is bird books – for the books I love, I keep two copies on hand so I always have an extra to loan a friend. Recently I’ve been introduced to some wonderful children’s books, like Bubba &...

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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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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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The Great Bird Road Trip 2012 – Part 2

Jun

19

2012

Catch up on the first installment of my trip in my Part 1 post After exploring Delaware, we boarded the Cape May Lewes Ferry. This relaxing one hour trip took us from Delaware to the tip of New Jersey, a bit south of Atlantic City.  During the ferry ride you are free to walk the decks of she ship, buy...

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The Great Bird Road Trip 2012 – Part 1

May

29

2012

This crazy map outlines the road trip I took last month – an adventure that I lovingly refer to as ‘The Great Bird Road Trip of 2012′. North Carolina It all started in my current town. A friend of mine flew in after giving him a taste of the town, we traveled to Charlotte, North Carolina....

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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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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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DIY Ant Traps

Mar

27

2012

So as the spring weather has started rolling in, so have the ants. Big, fat, black ones that are invading my kitchen. These guys are so huge, that when attempting to kill them, a shoe merely bounces off their body as they scurry away to the cracks and crevices around my cabinets. Ew. I hate ants. I really...

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