AFA 2013 – Keeping Up With Caiques

Apr

24

2013

I am very excited to announce that I was chosen as a speaker for this years American Federation of Aviculture Convention. It is happening August 7-10th right in my backyard – Raleigh, NC! Ok not literally in my backyard, more like 4 hours away, but still. The topic I will be speaking on? ‘Keeping...

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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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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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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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Happy 7th Anniversary Caique Forum!

Mar

22

2012

Exactly 7 years ago today, I launched CaiqueForum.com, then known as Caique Crazy Forums. Using a free online forum service, I gathered a small community of caique lovers like myself, to do what us bird owners like to do best – talk about our birds. Since then, the forum has undergone many changes...

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Spend Less Time Cleaning

Jul

27

2011

Birds can be extremely time consuming pets. From cleaning up the constant barrage of molted feathers, feather dander, misplaced poop; to preparing, cooking, and feeding a well rounded diet. For people like myself that own multiple birds, it is sometimes easy to get disenchanted with your bird(s), and...

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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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Sponsor a Caique

Jun

16

2011

As you all may or may not know, caiques are near and dear to my heart. I love the little troublemakers! The CaiqueForum.com is helping to sponsor a white bellied (yellow thigh) caique named Sprite who resides at Best Friends Sanctuary. The sanctuary is located in Kanab, Utah, and is acres upon acres...

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Caique Goes Shopping

Feb

18

2011

Sometimes I will stumble across a super cute video that I can’t just resist sharing. This is one of those videos! Check it out. This person also have videos of their caique bowling, riding a bicycle, and other such cute tricks. Check out their the YouTube Playlist I created for this talented...

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The Caique that Wants to Kill Me

Feb

17

2011

I’ve owned my female black headed caique Rosie, for about 5 years now. She is a rehome parrot, and has always been a little ‘special’. Her former owners raised her like a human child instead of  a bird, so as a result she still doesn’t quiet understand that humans aren’t...

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