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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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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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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The Flight of Cornelius Cockatoo: A Fable for Children and Adults

May

18

2011

A New Children’s Book About Parrots and Their Conservation, Inspired by a Life-Changing Experience San Francisco Bay Area, California (PRWEB) May 05, 2011 1997 was a turning point in the life Dr. Stewart Metz. Until then, he had followed the typical route for a physician practicing Medicine in the...

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Dealing with Feather Plucking

Mar

22

2011

At one time or another, I’m sure you have all heard of the dreaded feather plucking behavior. Akin to self mutilation in humans, feather plucking is when a bird literally plucks its own feathers. Feather plucking behaviors can exhibit itself in many ways – in the form of overpreening; feather...

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Broken Bloodfeather Freakout

Feb

22

2011

The other day I was attempting to give my moluccan cockatoo, Tooie, a shower. I set up the perch in the tub, turned the water on gentle, set the bird on the perch. Tooie decided he did NOT want a shower, and decided to save himself by dive bombing off of the perch and onto the floor of the bathroom....

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